Partners

Our Partners have a vast range of experience, covering the full range of accounts and tax services. Each has their own specialism, including tax advisory work, probate, the not for profit sector, audit, VAT and general practice. This means that whatever needs you or your business may have, we are able to ensure that they are fully met.

For further information please contact us on 01872 276116 or post@rrlcornwall.co.uk.

Stephen Gainey FCA

Partner
Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and became Partner in 1996. He is a proud Cornishman with a deep understanding of what makes the Cornish identity unique.

Stephen has a general practice background and has amassed a vast knowledge over a wide spectrum of accountancy matters during the course of his career. His particular focus is on the small family business sector, providing added value advice to his clients above and beyond simply preparing a set of accounts. Stephen also has considerable experience of personal tax return cases.

Stephen is the firm’s VAT Partner and works closely with clients to resolve VAT matters which may arise as a result of their business, whether they be day-to-day compliance issues or situations requiring complex solutions.

Steve Maggs CTA

Tax Partner
Steve is the firm’s Tax Partner heading up our tax team. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser with over a decade of experience in the tax profession and has spent the majority of his career with the ‘Big Four’ firm Deloitte, before heading up the tax department of a member firm of the Moore Stephens network. Steve joined the firm in September 2015, becoming a Partner in June 2016.

Steve provides private client and corporation tax support to individuals and private companies and has worked with a wide range of clients throughout his career (including high net worth individuals, landed estates, trusts, partnerships, entrepreneurs, family businesses, and private companies), this experience providing him with a broad and in-depth tax knowledge.

Steve’s particular areas of expertise include: succession (both personal and corporate) and estate planning; capital tax planning; tax aspects of equity incentivisation; research & development tax relief claims; transactional tax advisory support; real estate; and providing tax dispute resolution services.

Simon Reed ACA

Partner
Simon was born and bred in Truro, joining RRL in 2006. He completed his Chartered Accountancy qualification in 2009 and was appointed as a Partner in 2014.

Simon specialises in limited company accounts and audits, whether they are small, medium or large. He believes in building lasting relationships and gaining a deep understanding of clients’ businesses through audit and by offering advice on strengthening the fundamentals of the business. Simon then completes the cycle of advice to his clients by reviewing and completing their personal tax returns.

Simon is also currently completing his Diploma in Charity Accounting to strengthen his knowledge in the third sector, to complement his work on charity audits and accounts with their specific disclosure requirements.

Nick Skerratt FCA CTA

Partner
A proud Cornishman, Nick is as an experienced Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, dealing with a wide range of businesses on a daily basis, which represent the diversity of the Cornish business community. He gives practical and commercial advice on accounts and business matters whilst ensuring that he keeps tax matters in focus at all times. Nick prides himself on the working relationships he develops with his clients.

Nick is licensed to undertake probate work by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and leads the RRL probate team. Nick splits his time between the Truro and Penzance offices each week, and regularly travels out of the office to meet clients either at home or at their business.

Nick frequently advises on succession planning, restructuring, business and property acquisitions/ disposals and inheritance tax. He also has personal experience in business, having been co-director of a company which developed several properties in West Cornwall.

Mark Williams FCA DChA

Partner
Mark joined the firm in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002. He became a Partner in 2014. Mark heads the firm’s charities and not for profit team, and acts on behalf of a large number of well-known local charities and social enterprises. In recognition of his expertise in the sector, he has attained the prestigious Diploma in Charity Accounting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mark believes in building excellent working relationships with his clients and supporting the development of their businesses and is always happy to answer accounts questions for his clients, no matter how obscure. He provides advice to a range of small and medium-sized businesses on accounts, audit and taxation issues. Mark’s family farmed at St Levan, in the far west of Cornwall, for generations and given this background he acts for many farmers and landed estates, and specialises in the care home sector.

Mark is also trustee and treasurer of the Duchy Health Charity, one of the larger grant making charities in the county.