Ken joined the firm in 1984 as a trainee accountant and has been a partner since January 2001. His principal area of interest is within the entertainment industry, focussing particularly on the film and television sector with extensive experience in the audit process and other requirements for the certification of British films and films made under recognised co-production treaties including negotiations with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Film Council.
In recent years, he has assisted a number of film production clients including a major Hollywood studio in recovering significant amounts of VAT incurred in various EU countries. He also has clients in the retail sector, manufacturing, independent schools, property development and investment, restaurants and hotels, solicitors and other professional firms. He has been involved in the development and growth of these businesses over the years, and advises on acquisitions, mergers and exit strategies. Furthermore, he also acts for a number of sole traders and partnerships.
In his spare time, Ken enjoys playing cricket, organising charity events, overseas travel, appreciating wildlife & nature and spending time with his family. He also takes part in voluntary work, one of his proudest moments was being involved in the London Olympics and he is also Trustee of two charities.
If you would like to contact Ken, please email him on ken.dias@. nlpca.co.uk