I work from the Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle offices and specialise in farming and all things tax. On a day-to-day basis I can be dealing with anything from VAT to capital gains to inheritance tax. One of the most important areas of tax is planning. It is always better to consider the tax consequences of an action before doing it and that is where I come in. I can also help with estate planning, inheritance tax matters and trusts. If I weren’t an accountant my colleagues reckon I could be a travel agent. I enhanced my reputation by organising a staff weekend away in Amsterdam! With my family I enjoy skiing as well as holidays in warmer climes.