Both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, Dave was a tax manager at two large firms before spending a number of years running his own (MOBO Nominated) DJ, club and concert business. He joined NLP in the late 1990s and his association with the world of entertainment continues, with specific areas of expertise in Creative Industry Tax Credits and EIS share issues. Along with his skills with regards to tax enquiry work, Dave has also represented clients at tax tribunal cases and takes a keen interest in a wide range of technical tax matters.
He was chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Entertainment and Media Group for several years and regularly presents and writes articles on issues salient to both the entertainment and tax industries.
Beyond that, he spends less evenings dancing, now opting to spend his weekends cycling, accomplishing most Audax awards and completing many prestigious British and European rides. He even has a trophy or two at home! He also still proudly holds a season ticket at QPR.
Three things to know about Dave
Who inspires you and why?
Entrepreneurial clients. Having been in business myself, I know how challenging it can be, especially if you have a fresh outlook and people don’t understand the opportunity you perceive. Entrepreneurs are the life-blood of the economy. May we long remain an entrepreneur-friendly country! I really admire entrepreneurs’ determination, vision, tenacity and bravery.
What is your favourite quote?
“There are no solutions, there are only trade-offs.”
Thomas Sowell – A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
Who would play you in your biopic?
Nobody you’ve ever heard of as it wouldn’t be a studio production, but I’d be very honoured if Charlie Cox agreed to do it.