In this section of the website, we introduce you to one of our firms. Up next is BarTax Accountants, run by Managing Director Geoff Claughton and his team. Read his answers to get to know him and the firm.
What do you like about working for your firm?
“Our client-focused and multidisciplinary team has set a benchmark for excellence within a highly competitive niche market. As expert accountants to the Bar, we work hard to save our client’s tax and optimise their wealth. I am passionate and committed to the ongoing evolution of BarTax through a rigorous process of improvement and evaluation that ensures we live up to our company mantra of ‘Expect More’. This communicates our ethos of excellence to the marketplace whilst inspiring us to excel on behalf of our clients. In a nutshell, this commitment to keep pushing the boundaries of excellence is what makes working for my firm such a pleasure.”
What are in your words the strengths of your firm?
“We are an extremely progressive accountancy practice for barristers. We believe in harnessing technology to streamline our practice and deliver outstanding service levels to our clients. To be responsive and deliver beyond client expectations, we build great relationships. We listen, we ask questions, and we genuinely want to help. 95% of new clients come to us through referrals – we think that speaks volumes.”
“Because we take the time to invest in our team, our clients benefit from experience, commitment, and a highly responsive approach.”Geoff Claughton, Managing Director
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at your firm?
“We believe that a well-intentioned, ethically orientated practice will prosper by its true value in the marketplace, so we never price-load, instead we service-load. And because we take the time to invest in our team, our clients benefit from experience, commitment, and a highly responsive approach.
Over the last two decades, this ethos has fostered satisfied clients, a fulfilled team and a thriving firm. In summary, whilst I believe that growth can be positive, it can only be achieved authentically through building trust and a reputation to deliver consistently outstanding results.”
What is the most rewarding experience you have had at your firm so far?
“It is no easy task to highlight one particular instance. Because of the way we work building long-term relationships with our barrister clients, every client experience is both unique and rewarding. Everyone talks about journeys these days, but at BarTax we genuinely do go on a journey with our clients. We accompany them through major changes, both personal and legislative. Our team is here to ensure that clients thrive financially and optimise every opportunity. Personally, I can think of no greater reward than supporting our barrister clients as they progress through their career.”
“I am incredibly optimistic and excited about the dynamic direction our firm is taking.”Geoff Claughton, Managing Director
How do you see the future of your firm from your perspective?
“I am incredibly optimistic and excited about the dynamic direction our firm is taking. We are immensely proud of our unique personality, presence, and reputation in the marketplace. Through greater exposure, we aim to increase our market share within our niche sector. This next stage of our evolution promises a wide-ranging collaboration with like-minded and ambitious firms. We are keen to both share our expertise and experience and gain from learning from partner firms. We also welcome the opportunity to strengthen our firm through access to training and development initiatives. In a highly competitive sector, I believe this mutually supportive approach will benefit us all enormously.”