BGM Helmores appoints new VAT Director

BGM Helmores is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Barker as the firm’s first dedicated VAT Director.

Gavin, who joined BGM Helmores in August this year, brings nearly twenty years’ experience of working in VAT. Initially advising public sector bodies, he went on to advise numerous corporate businesses and private individuals on many aspects of VAT. An expert in his field, Gavin has also conducted many VAT training courses.

At BGM Helmores, Gavin will be providing clients across all sectors with comprehensive VAT support, offering both practical advice and compliance services in what is an ever changing and increasingly challenging area of taxation. His priorities include ensuring that clients keep up with rapidly evolving legislation and continue to apply VAT correctly, ultimately protecting cash flow.

Mark Cole, Chief Executive at BGM Helmores said:

We are delighted to welcome Gavin to the team. As BGM Helmores seeks to expand its services in indirect taxes, Gavin’s appointment not only significantly strengthens our VAT offering but also enables us to meet growing demand for a proactive advisory service in an increasingly complex area.



1. For more information about Gavin Barker or our VAT services, please visit our website:

2. BGM Helmores is a medium-sized firm of Chartered Accountants based in Kensington, London, SW7. Founded in 1934, the firm provides a wide range of services to a diverse and sophisticated client base. Clients range from start-ups to established multinational public companies and from charities to commodity dealers. BGM Helmores also acts for many non-corporate clients including proprietors of small businesses, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, pension schemes, trusts and high-net-worth individuals. BGM Helmores' clients benefit from a strong partner led approach. The firm provides all clients with a Client Service Partner, who co-ordinates all the services on offer, ensuring that they make the most of the opportunities available to them.

Gavin Barker

VAT Director

Mark Cole

Chief Executive