"Working with Andy White as our long term financial and business advisor for over 30 years has been instrumental in securing not only our Company success but also my own personal professional development. Andy’s expertise and commitment to our success have consistently guided us through the many ups and downs of our industry. His ability to analyse complex financial, tax, legal and strategic scenarios is impressive, and he is our go to advisor for all manner of things. I would wholeheartedly recommend Andy to anyone looking for a committed, professional, and expert partner who really cares about achieving positive outcomes."
CEO, OCS Consulting Plc
"Andy White has acted for us in various capacities for over forty years, including being our group auditor, financial strategist, tax advisor and Chair of our Employee Ownership Trust. He is the consummate professional; a calm, discrete, clever and perceptive operator who focuses on results. His integrity is without question."
Founder, Assael Architecture Limited
"We were lucky to be introduced to Andy when we were considering options for the future of our business. He quickly became a trusted adviser and was central to our transition to an employee-owned business. We then agreed that Andy would be the perfect person to help us settle into our new arrangements and we invited him to chair the employee-owned Trust.
It was a good decision – Andy has chaired our Trust meetings with wisdom, discretion and a careful light touch, which has been respected all interests and guided us successfully on our way. Andy is a pleasure to work with and I can recommend him very highly."
Senior Director, Quod Limited
"I have known Andy White for some 40 years. During that time he has guided my family in the growth and public flotation of one company and was influential at every stage of our journey at Molton Brown including the sale to a major Japanese company.
I like to describe Andy as the ultimate, no nonsense tax advisor. That advice has been outstanding at all levels and has certainly maximised our family wealth on various occasions. He will also challenge strongly if he perceives that your direction is misconceived yet remains flexible at the right moments, having the skills to find solutions to the most challenging circumstances. I respect and trust him both as a professional and as a friend. My family continue to seek his advice for the various private investments with which we are involved and I personally gain much pleasure knowing that it is delivered with a great sense of humour."
Andy White is a Chartered Accountant by profession but has spent the last twenty years of his career specialising in UK tax.
Qualifying in 1974, Andy became a partner in Gordon Leighton & Co in 1980, rising to the position of Senior Partner in 1988. In 2008, Gordon Leighton merged with Carter Backer Winter LLP (CBW) where he became Senior Partner and latterly Chairman. CBW is now part of Gravita LLP.
Andy has worked on a number of high-profile and complex projects from advising on IPOs and purchase and sale of a variety of businesses and demergers to establishing offshore trusts to maximise tax efficiency.
- Solicitors looking for tax support
- Owner-managed businesses
- Property investors & developers
- Immigrants & emigrants
- Private individuals on estate planning & taxation generally
- Floating a company in the home hardware sector
- Sale of an international cosmetics business
- Negotiating and facilitating the demerger of a £350m property group.
- Negotiating settlements with HMRC and resolving tax disputes.
- Structuring a complex demerger partition.
- Project managing transition to Employee Ownership Trusts.
- Gordon Leighton & Co
- Carter Backer Winter LLP
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
University of Oxford
Andy has written extensively for various newspapers including the Financial Times and The Times and professional publications such as Taxation and Tax Journal. His views are often sought and quoted by journalists.