Key Contacts

Anil Arora

Assistant Director, Business Tax

I am an Assistant Director in the Business Tax department. My role is split between tax compliance, tax advisory work and assisting the team where required.

 

As well as compliance work, my tax focus has been in mergers and acquisitions, undertaking the tax structuring of transactions and also advising on property related transactions.

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Stephen Barlett-Rawlings

Director, Private Clients

I am a Director in the Private Clients team.

I provide advice to individuals in respect of their personal tax affairs. I particularly enjoy dealing with offshore aspects including domicile, residence and offshore trust aspects. I am a member of the ATT and CTA.

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Ryan Burford

Assistant Director, Private Clients

I am an Assistant Director in the Private Clients team.

 

My focus is on providing tax advice to owner-managers of businesses. I try to help owner-managers to understand the personal tax, business tax and VAT implications of key strategic decisions, and then to assist them in arriving at a commercially and ethically driven outcome.

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Sarah Davis

Director, VAT

I am an Assistant Director at PEM specialising in VAT and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

 

I advise clients on all areas of VAT but have a particular focus on property and construction. During my time at PEM I have worked extensively with clients from the not-for-profit and education sectors.

I am a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

 

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Ben Dyer

Director, Insolvency

I am a Director in the Recovery team dealing with both personal and corporate work.

 

I deal with a portfolio of cases which includes both Solvent and Insolvent Liquidation, Individual and Company Voluntary Arrangements and Bankruptcies.
I also have responsibility for the department’s technical library and standard documents.

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Mike Godfrey

Assistant Director, Business Tax

I am an Assistant Director in the Business Tax team specialising in corporation tax compliance and advisory services.

 

My areas of expertise are Not for profit organisations and Taxation of companies in liquidation

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Kate Millard

Director, Employment Tax

I am a Director in our Employment Taxes team. I provide employment tax advice across PEM’s full client base including owner-managed businesses, charities, the education sector and large corporate clients.


I have over 20 years experience advising on international expatriate tax issues ranging from UK clients expanding overseas for the first time to overseas companies starting-up in the UK to established multinational organisations.
 

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Toni Munro

Head of Recruitment and Human Resources

My role at PEM is varied from supporting the partner group with strategic HR input, writing policies to ensure that PEM embraces best practice and nurtures its unique culture and values, to advising on employment law, recruiting, and supporting our 140 strong employee base.
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Bertie Newman

Director, Audit

​I am a Director in the Audit and Accounts department specialising in owner managed businesses.

 

I work with a diverse range of owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs. My clients include a number of large and fast growing businesses, assisting them in all aspects of their business advisory requirments. I have worked with a variety of companies ranging from pre-revenue technology start-ups to international groups with large revenues. 

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Philip Olagunju

Assistant Director, Corporate Finance

I have over 10 years’ experience in corporate finance advisory services, with a focus on mid-market entrepreneurial businesses.

 

I advise shareholders on the ultimate disposal of their business and assist acquirers with the identification and ultimate purchase of suitable acquisition targets.

I also deliver exit strategy reviews and help to advise management teams on management buy outs.

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Judith Pederzolli

Director, Business Tax

I am an Assistant Director in PEM’s Business Tax department. As well as providing general business tax advice I have a strong focus on property taxes, including Stamp Duty Land Tax and the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings.

I am a member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group. 

Another of my specialist areas is advising on the direct tax issues facing charities and not-for-profit entities.

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Robert Plumbly

Director, VAT

I am a Director of VAT at PEM and head up the firm’s VAT department. I am a qualified tax adviser with over 20 years’ experience in VAT, with the education sector being my area of expertise.


Much of my work involves the provision of advice and assistance to help minimise the VAT costs of construction.
 

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Heidi Reed

Assistant Director, Private Clients

I am an Assistant Director in the Private Clients team. I deal with all aspects of advising individuals, trusts and estates, and particularly enjoy inheritance tax planning and advising trustees and executors.

 

​I am a member of the ATT, CTA and STEP and also authorised to carry out non-contentious probate work.

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Mary Shoesmith

Director, Private Clients

​I am a member of the ATT, CTA and STEP. I have had a varied career dipping out of practice for a while to spend some time teaching ATT and CTA and also the tax elements of the main accountancy qualifications.
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Tony Stairs

Director, Corporate Finance

I joined the PEM Corporate Finance team in 2004, having already led PEM's business advisory services for a number of years.


I work with business owner-managers to help them maximise value and achieve their financial and commercial objectives.

I focus particularly on MBOs and succession issues, and I lead transaction support services including due diligence for clients and banks.
 

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Jon Stanton

Director, 4Cambridge

I am the Director of 4Cambridge, providing support and consultancy to clients. I have over 20 years experience as an IT professional, working initially in industry.


I'm passionate about helping people to work smarter and use technology to improve their business.  I also love problem-solving, and enjoy the positive reaction from clients when we resolve issues for them.

Many of our clients are concerned about information security and I work with them to ensure they are properly protected against cyber threats.
 

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Penny Thomas

Manager, VFO

I am a Manager in the Virtual Finance Office (VFO) team providing to a wide variety of services to different clients. I joined PEM in 2013 as an Account Manager from a background in the Biotech Industry in Cambridge.
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Andrew Turpin

Director, VFO

​I am Director of VFO (Virtual Finance Office), responsible for providing a quality service to our clients and leading the strategic development of the VFO service.

 

 

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