Esther’s clients appreciate her professional, approachable manner and her ability to deliver business advice in an unambiguous and easy-to-understand way. This, together with her depth of knowledge of the media sector, means that she is able to add commerciality to the technical advice that she gives.
Esther has some 26 years’ experience working with owner-managed businesses and has been a partner specialising in the media and marketing services industry for 19 years, an area she is passionate about. She describes the sector as not only interesting, but motivating because of the energetic and entrepreneurial people it attracts. In her own words: ‘If there can be a sexy area of accountancy, then media is it!’
Esther has responsibility for a portfolio of clients in the marketing services sector. As well as advising on routine areas of compliance such as audit and tax, she also advises regularly on specialist areas, including employee incentive schemes, EOTs, strategic advisory services and valuations. She also works closely alongside M&A transactions, advising on pre-sale grooming and tax planning, company restructures and due diligence.
Esther is Treasurer of BIMA. She also speaks regularly at seminars, is widely quoted in trade press and is involved with the scrutiny of the submissions to the annual PR Week Top 150 and Design Week Top 100.
We appointed Moore Kingston Smith as our auditors on the Company’s incorporation in London in 2011. They have continued to work with us since then, as we have grown to over 900 staff in 16 markets across the globe. Throughout this time, they have provided efficient and cost-effective audit work, helped by their understanding of the sector we work in, delivered to a tight timetable each year. This has included significant overseas work on our subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region. They have also provided tax compliance and advisory services including a review of our transfer pricing policies. We continue to enjoy an excellent professional and working relationship.
COO & CFO, Spark44
2018 Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England