Posted on 31st October 2018
New Director of Estate Planning Appointed at MHA Carpenter Box
To lead and support its new Estate Planning Service offering, MHA Carpenter Box has appointed Phil Atherton to the new position of Director of Estate Planning in the firm’s Tax Services Group.
Starting December, the Sussex and Gatwick-based firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers will be delivering a series of Estate Planning seminars which will offer tax, wealth management and legal advice from regulated professionals.
Phil has vast experience in tax and estate planning spanning 37 years and is the ideal candidate to push forward the new initiative for MHA Carpenter Box. He started in practice and worked in London for almost 20 years, finally working for the London office of one of the ‘top six’ accountancy practices. He then moved south and in more recent years, ran his own Tax and Estate Planning practice with 14 employees.
Phil will be based at MHA Carpenter Box’s Worthing office and his new role will involve meeting with families and individuals to discuss estate planning and how they can best protect their wealth and assets for their loved ones. This could include reviewing Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Tax profiling and Powers of Attorney, amongst a whole range of other considerations.
Phil commented: “I was particularly attracted to MHA Carpenter Box as it has a very good reputation in the industry and a wide range of quality clients. I am looking forward to supporting the firm on its continuing strategy of providing a one stop wealth management service helping new and existing clients to take control of their own financial affairs.”
Phil lives in Rustington and is married with three grown-up children. Outside of work he is a keen golfer, enjoys listening to and playing music and is a member of a local church.
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "