Craig Simpson

About Craig

With over 20 years experience of high level tax planning, Craig specialises in providing commercially driven tax advice to privately owned companies and high net worth families. Advising across the range of tax matters relevant to owner managed businesses, Craig particularly enjoys advising on complex reorganisations and reconstructions.

He has a down to earth, approachable manner and is adept at clarifying a client’s concerns, applying a wealth of tax knowledge, and then recommending and communicating practical solutions.

Craig is regularly asked to address his fellow tax professionals at Chartered Institute of Taxation events and frequently contributes to tax publications, updating and co-authoring Tolley’s Tax Planning for Owner Managed Businesses 2020-21.

Craig in a nutshell

Approachable, analytical, driven.

What matters to him

Delivering value, being a trusted advisor and enjoying the day job.

What his clients think

“I have always found Craig to be proactive and he can be relied up to deliver credible and commercially relevant tax advice, whilst making sure that his clients have a full understanding of the key aspects of that advice.”

David Parish, Group Finance Director at Pro Cam Europe Limited.

“Whether it be regular, day to day advice or something of a more one-off/special nature, the project is always approached with the utmost professionalism and diligence. 
We have an excellent working relationship, which is fostered by Craig’s extremely personable demeanor.”

Neil Harrison, Owner Bridgford Interiors Limited.

“I have known Craig for many years. He has an excellent technical knowledge and a wealth of experience. He is very focused and proactive on acting in his clients’ best interests.”

Stephen Howe, Associate at Browne Jacobson LLP.

Qualifications and sector experience

Craig set up Bates Weston Tax Advisory Limited in 2016 having previously been National Head of Corporate Tax at RSM and prior to that executive director at EY. Craig is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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