Meet the team
Whether you are an individual or a business who need advice direct or an accounting practice or law firm without in house tax expertise we are here for you as Your Tax Partners.
YTP is a stand alone business focussed on Tax. We have a team of specialists covering every tax there is and well established links to high profile tax counsel or tax barristers if opinions are needed.
We have a team working with our specialist planners – Becca Brown, Sophie Claughton, and Paige Rowe – to help deliver the projects and advice for clients when it is needed.
The key team members include:
Gordon McCaw - Tax Director
Gordon specialises in tax advisory and heads the firm’s tax advisory team. He provides advice on all tax matters specialising in corporate restructuring, shareholder taxation, inheritance tax planning, Stamp Duty Land Tax, and planning for and dealing with the tax aspects of property development and investment. Prior to joining Mark Holt & Co, Gordon worked with a ‘Big 4’ firm in Belfast and other firms in London and Plymouth, providing tax advisory for many different people and businesses.
Neil Huntley - Tax Director
Neil has a wide remit of responsibilities and experience as Managing Director of the Mark Holt & Co Group.
His time is split between leading our business and his client portfolio. Both roles he approaches with the same passion and drive to make a difference, whether that be to our clients or our team. Having started as an 18 year old apprentice the culture and values of the firm are embedded in everything Neil does and fuels his desire to give others the opportunities that he has enjoyed.
These years of experience have built an extensive and broad range of advisory skills which gives Neil the opportunity to add value to his clients through proactive and creative planning ideas that help them not only grow, but also protect the business and personal wealth they are building.
His experience sees him delivering a range of projects to his clients from business sales and acquisitions, to management buy outs, corporate restructures, income and wealth planning and tax planning assignments.
Where the need arises Neil also enjoys delivering through his role in Healium providing a direction for his clients and adding to the value and profitability of their business.
In summary Neil is driven to make an impact and enjoys making a difference.
Kate Knott - Tax and Payroll Manager
Kate joined Mark Holt & Co in September 2018 as a Tax Manager. Kate worked for the majority of her 25 year career at a South West accountancy firm working her way up from junior to the Personal Tax Manager. At Mark Holt & Co she is now undertaking a mixed role working in both Your Tax Partners and Your Finance People.
In her spare time she is heavily involved with community youth football and cricket, plays netball, walks her dogs, spends time with her family and grabs a quiet cup of tea when time allows!
Mark Forshaw - Tax Senior
Mark worked for HMRC for almost 10 years, gaining experience in a range of roles from CGT risk assessment to employer compliance to road fuel testing. After leaving HMRC, Mark joined a local accounting firm were he completed his ATT.
Mark is looking forward to starting his CTA studies and developing his knowledge and experience working within the tax team.
Paige Palmer - Tax Senior
Having a keen interest in business and accounting, Paige always knew that she wanted to work within the professional industry. She graduated from Plymouth University with an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance. Paige joined in 2017 as a Tax Assistant. She is currently half way through studying her ATT/CTA and is hoping to complete her studies in 2022, where she will achieve Chartered Tax status. Paige has a real passion for tax. She thrives on helping her clients to organise their affairs and is always looking to ‘think outside of the box’. Paige is an integral part of our culture team, regularly organising fun events and ‘treat of the week’ to maintain a fresh and energetic working environment.
Paige is family orientated and enjoys spending time with her nephews. She has three little dogs, Marley, Mia and Millie.
Becca Brown - Tax Consultant
Becca joined Mark Holt & Co in July 2015 after achieving a first class degree in mathematics from Plymouth University.
She has since completed both ATT and CTA qualifications and has become members of both institutes. Having knowledge in a variety of taxes allows her to provide a range of tax advice to clients.
In Becca's spare time she loves to teaching a range of fitness classes as well as spending time with her friends and family!
Sadie Cadd - Tax Senior
Sadie joined in 2019 from another Plymouth firm of accountants where she worked for 9 years, studying for her ATT qualification. Sadie plans to start studying towards her CTA in the near future.
In her spare time Sadie loves spending time with family and friends, going on holidays to new places and keeping fit in the gym.
Lottie Poundall - Tax Assistant
Lottie joined in July 2021 as a Tax Assistant and loves being part the fun working environment. Lottie is keen to start her Tax exams within the next 12 months. Before joining Mark Holt, Lottie grew up in Ivybridge and went on to study Accounting and Finance at Plymouth University.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling, spending time with family and going out for cocktails with friends.
Chloe Grantham - Tax Assistant
Chloe graduated from the University of Plymouth with a First Class Honors in Accounting and Finance. Joining in February 2022 she hopes to excel as a Tax Assistant and is excited to start the ATT/CTA qualification to further her knowledge. Chloe enjoys spending weekends away and spending time with her family and friends. In Chloe's spare time she also loves to cook tasty meals and attend her local gym.
Daniel Latham - Tax Assistant
Dan moved down from Manchester to Plymouth three years ago to study Accounting and Finance at Plymouth University. Since finishing his degree Dan has joined Mark Holt & Co this month as one of our Tax Assistants.
In Dan’s spare time he loves being in the sea. A keen surfer, sailor, windsurfer and also recently taken up open water swimming.