Providing proactive, clear and effective tax advice.

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  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Over 14 years experience working in tax
  • Significant experience advising on transactions
  • Previous roles at National firms including BDO and RSM
  • International tax

As a Tax Partner, I advise clients on all aspects of UK tax, ranging from business taxes, transactions and private client matters, helping to achieve the objectives and aspirations of businesses and their owners.

A qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant, I am uniquely placed to provide commercially focussed, technical advice, that adds real value to my clients.

My experience includes advising growing owner-managed businesses, international groups and private equity, on all aspects of taxation, including;

  • acquisitions and disposals
  • reorganisations
  • International tax in the UK
  • Private Client matters
  • shareholder remuneration and exit planning
  • share incentives
  • Property tax
  • capital allowances

I pride myself on providing quality and timely tax advice in order to help my clients achieve their personal and business objectives, and I have a proactive and commercial approach.

Previously I have held roles at large national firms, including BDO and RSM.


David’s areas of specialism;

Business Taxes Corporate Finance


My personal journey at Shorts

Shorts is a true meritocracy and individuals are given responsibility and encouraged to flourish regardless of their age or experience.   I can attest to this, as I joined Shorts as a Senior Tax Manager in 2015 and have since come through the ranks, joining the Partnership in 2022.

After starting my career in tax working in Birmingham and Leeds, I eventually started to consider relocating back home to South Yorkshire, for family reasons.  Having worked at that time exclusively for large, mid-tier accounting firms, I was looking for a local firm that was progressive, could offer excellent career opportunities and had a good work-life balance. Shorts fitted the bill as it is a growing, advisory-led firm willing to invest in good people.

During my time at the firm, I’ve progressed from being a Senior Manager advising a portfolio of clients, to a Director in control of an entire Department, and now leading a part of the business as Tax Partner.

The Partners and senior team members all pull in the same direction, have a friendly open-door policy and promote a healthy, family-orientated work-life balance. I truly believe that Shorts is a great place to work.

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The Shorts offices in Sheffield and Chesterfield will be closed from 11:30am on Friday 25th November due to a staff event. Our offices will be open as normal from Monday 28th November.