Angela celebrates her decade

Angela Patchett
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A Lytham tax advisor is celebrating 10 years in business with a little bit of help from the media.

Former Inland Revenue worker Angela Patchett launched her consultancy with an article in the Gazette’s sister paper, the Lytham St Annes Express, and it is still going strong.

She said she believed that her many years of experience in taxation (now 30 years), from the early days of her career with HMRC to firms of chartered accountants (both large and small), would prove invaluable in assisting a wide range of individuals.

Ten years on, Angela said: “Immediately following the article I was inundated with enquiries from readers, a number of whom became clients and remain so to this day!

“My aim from the start was to provide a prompt and efficient personal service, with the emphasis on value for money, and I certainly receive good feedback from clients.”

“Looking back, the past 10 years have not been without significant changes, from the recent economic crisis, which has affected a number of clients adversely, to new tax legislation, which always produces challenges, and my role as a tax advisor is to respond to such change and advise clients accordingly.”

“Reassuringly, however, the challenges facing clients vary little and require the benefit of experience, from the newly widowed or divorced who needs patience and a personal touch, to the reluctant form-filler who dreads the thought of self-assessment, and the client who feels too small to matter with their current advisor and wants a value for money service.”