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Gary Devonshire
Gary Devonshire

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Smith Cooper appoint new Director

Smith Cooper, Midlands based accountants and business advisors, today welcome a new Tax Director to their team, strengthening their specialist services offering across the region.

Gary Devonshire, who will be based in Smith Cooper’s Derby office, will be responsible for supporting a range of diverse clients throughout the UK to provide tailored solutions and tax-efficient advice, using the invaluable knowledge, experience and expertise accumulated throughout his career.

Gary has nearly 20 years of experience providing advice to a wide range of clients from tech start-ups, entrepreneurs and family owned businesses, through to FTSE listed entities. His experience is vast, and he has worked within a range of organisations, from small independents, to Top 10 and most recently in the Big 4, equipping him with in-depth practical and technical tax experience.

Of his recent appointment, Gary comments “I am delighted to be joining the progressive, dedicated tax team here at Smith Cooper, who have established an enviable reputation in the marketplace.”

“I look forward to building lasting relationships, working collaboratively with clients and the wider Smith Cooper team to deliver tax and general business advice that is robust, practical, and commercially viable, all whilst remaining sensitive to the overall strategy of a business and its owners.”

David Nelson, Smith Cooper Senior Partner comments “Gary’s experience is both extensive and varied, making him the perfect fit. He will be working alongside colleagues in other specialist service lines to ensure our clients continue to receive industry leading advice.”

“Tax is undoubtedly a complex field to navigate, and in recent years, an unprecedented number of changes in UK tax and a change in HMRC’s approach have meant that it’s becoming increasingly complex for businesses and their owners. We are delighted to welcome Gary on board.”

Smith Cooper have a range of specialist tax teams on hand to provide corporate, personal and specialist VAT advice to a range of clients both in the UK and overseas, helping them maximise allowances, minimise liabilities and assure compliance.




Smith Cooper is one of the largest independently owned and preferred accountancy and business advisory firms for owner managed businesses across the Midlands. The firm specialises in providing intelligent, efficient and cost-effective bespoke advisory services to both corporate and individual clients. Smith Cooper has six offices across the Midlands including Derby, Birmingham and Nottingham.

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Midlands based Accountants and Business Advisors

PKF Smith Cooper is one of the Midlands' most progressive firms of accountants and business advisors, and we are constantly looking for ways to help you improve processes, reduce costs and become more profitable.

We offer a holistic range of services, delivered by our highly experienced and well trained team of experts, many of which have big 4 backgrounds. These dedicated experts are able to offer you solutions and services designed specifically for your organisation to make a real difference.

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United Kingdom