Hilary has over 20 years of experience working in accountancy and tax. She is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant as well as a Chartered Tax Adviser and an Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation.
In 2018 Hilary set up her own independent consultancy firm, providing specialist VAT advice to firms of accountants and businesses who don’t have their own in-house VAT expert. She has built up extensive technical knowledge over her years in practice and provides VAT advice on a range of topics from land & buildings to partial exemption. Hilary is passionate about VAT and regularly speaks on the subject, both to accounting professionals and to young academics who are interested in a career in tax.
Keith is a well-established information security and data protection practitioner, with extensive experience in training, public speaking and consulting.
He has held CISO and DPO roles at large UK companies, and worked across a range of industries including financial services, utilities and real estate. Keith is also a Certified EU GDPR Practitioner, has a Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) and passed the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) exams.
Kevin, a Chartered Accountant, has been presenting for UK Training for over 20 years and also has his own successful accountancy practice. He delivers Tax and Finance courses at public venues across the UK, in-house and live online.
His vast knowledge and experience in a variety of subject areas means he can readily help attendees understand challenging issues in a clear and logical way.
David is Managing Director of Hooper and Co International Trade Consultancy Ltd, a business which specialises in providing advice and consultancy to businesses involved in international trade with a particular focus on customs, logistics and the practical issues of doing trade internationally.
He is also Director and founder of Independent Freight Solutions Ltd, a Midlands based freight forwarder and Customs Brokerage which is also an Authorised Economic Operator for Customs and Security. David has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a distinction from Aston University and a Degree in Politics, Economics and Philosophy.
He is an experienced trainer having delivered training courses for the Department of International Trade and several Chambers of Commerce.
Laurence has 30 years experience working with HMRC as a criminal investigator and a specialist in tax fraud and financial crime. He has delivered training both within HMRC and internationally on proceeds of crime legislation, criminal finances and money laundering.
Laurence has also spent over 4 years as the UK Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer to Beijing working directly with the Chinese government and across the Far East to improve mutual understanding of and collaboration on international fraud and money laundering. He has acted as an expert witness in cases involving the underground transfer of funds from China to the UK.
David Impey is a solicitor of 37 years’ standing, during which he has specialised exclusively in corporate/company law for private limited companies. He lectures regularly on company law and practice, and is known for his lively, practical approach. David helps people to understand the relevant company law rules and regulations, identify the practical pitfalls to look out for and the available solutions, and choose the best options for their company or client.
David has worked in-house, been a director of a market-leading legal services company, and set up and run two small businesses of his own. His technical competence in company law is underpinned by an in-depth understanding of the needs and priorities of both small and medium sized businesses. David is also co-author of ‘The Company Director: Powers, Duties and Liabilities’, ‘Running a Limited Company’ and ‘Modern Law of Meetings’ and a contributor to ‘Jordans Company Administration and Governance.’
David is a Chartered Director and has been facilitating, delivering and mentoring at senior management and director level for the last ten years in both the public and private sectors. He has also provided training and consultancy services to the Institute of Directors for 11 years and has broad practical experience of business change management and in mergers and acquisition.
Paul is a finance trainer with 25 years sharp end board level experience in world class international companies. For more than 30 years he has trained business managers to help them understand the key financial principles and apply them to improve their business decision making and bottom line results.
Paul has solid business experience as a CFO and Finance Director, and hands-on experience building great companies and improving profit and shareholder value. He uses his experience to bring his financial training courses to life with real business insights and relevant case studies and exercises.