Swindon & Wiltshire Business News


Rural expert is new partner at accountancy firm

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Andrew Perrott with Mike ShawyerAndrew Perrott with Mike ShawyerAccountancy firm MHA Monahans has promoted Andrew Perrott to partner, specialising in rural businesses and landed estates.

After a brief stint at Dyson, Andrew started at MHA Monahans in 2000 as a trainee accountant and has worked his way through the ranks over the past 18 years, working in general practice and audit before joining the rural and land estates specialist team five years ago.

Coming from a farming family, Andrew is well-placed to understand the complexities of rural businesses and to advise for the best possible outcomes for both the long- and short-terms of these often multi-generational businesses.

Andrew explained: “Rural businesses tend to work in a different way as they’re primarily family businesses looking to the long-term future to protecting their livelihood to pass on to future generations.

"Having worked across general practice and audit before specialising in rural businesses I, together with our rural specialist team, can provide well-rounded specialist advice to help people plan for the future, as well as maximise their financial position in immediate term.

“Rural businesses are changing and we’re seeing more farms diversify in order to survive. With the impending uncertainties around Brexit and EU subsidies this is a crucial time for rural businesses to be planning for their future and using their allowances and tax relief in the most efficient manner.”

Andrew sits on the MHA National Farming Group, a specialist sector part of MHA, the national association of independent accountancy firms of which MHA Monahans is the South West member firm.

He also sits on Swindon College’s audit committee and is treasurer of the Wiltshire branch of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.