Jonathan is National Head of Tax for Grant Thornton UK LLP. He is primarily based in our Leeds and London offices.
The early part of Jonathan's career was spent in the Civil Service, primarily as an Inspector of Taxes in both Yorkshire and London, followed by a two year secondment to the Department of Trade and Industry as tax policy advisor to the President of the Board of Trade. He joined Grant Thornton in 1996 and was appointed as Tax Partner in Northampton office in 1997. He was subsequently Regional Tax Partner for East Midlands region through to 2000 and during this time transferred to take charge of the Milton Keynes office. He moved to the Cambridge office in July 2003 as part of our investment in that City, and in 2005 took over the operations in Leeds as Senior Partner, subsequently merging it with our Sheffield office in 2011.
With nearly 30 years' experience in taxation, Jonathan has extensive experience dealing with entrepreneurial & high net worth individuals as well as corporates; handling capital taxes, disposals, acquisitions, anti-avoidance and tax planning. Jonathan works with clients from a range of sectors who are typically entrepreneurial and is also a nominated media spokesperson for the firm