We are husband and wife team, Ben and Nicky Gander. In 2011, we took the successful step into self-employment and Gander Tax Services Limited was born. Our offices are based in Petersfield on Station Road, just a short walk from the train station or Petersfield’s main car park. In 2016 we have taken the step of employing two new brilliant team members to support the work we do and ensure that we can still offer the same level of personal service as we grow.
Whilst we have the experience and knowledge of a big practice, our fees are considerably less. Consequently, we offer the same services as much larger firms, but at much lower rates, without the bureaucracy, and you will always be dealing with the same people!
Ben Gander, Tax Consultant and Director
LLB (Hons) Law, PGDip, ATT, CTA
Ben is a Chartered Tax Advisor, with a legal background and over 16 years of tax consultancy experience. Previously, Ben worked for six years in London for Ernst & Young and a smaller firm specialising in owner managed businesses. He also worked for Grant Thornton for a number of years covering most areas of tax consultancy. Ben provides the tax advisory and planning services offered by Gander Tax Services. His key skills are in problem solving, being personable and having technical know-how.
Nicky Gander, Chartered Tax Advisor and Director
LLB (Hons) Taxation & Law, CTA
Nicky worked for Ernst & Young for three years in London and Luton after achieving a first class degree in Taxation & Law. After having their first child, she worked for five years in PR & Marketing before re-joining the tax world in the family business and passing her Chartered Tax Advisor exams. Nicky heads up tax compliance in Gander Tax Services, as well as dealing with PR & Marketing, Finance and the day-to-day running of the business. Nicky is very personable, thorough, organised and good at “getting things done”.
Outside of work, most of Nicky and Ben’s time is spent with their two daughters and dog. As well as acting for a local am-dram society, Ben is a keen artist and climbing frame for their children. Nicky enjoys cooking and holding dinner parties which fits around taking the children to their various activities and ensuring they grow up into civilised human beings! She is also a local school Governor and Treasurer of the PTA of their children’s school.
Kerrie Knowles, Tax Advisor
Kerrie is a qualified tax adviser experienced in supporting individuals and businesses alike in managing their tax affairs, from the smooth running of routine tax compliance, to advising on available tax reliefs and identifying tax planning opportunities. Having started her career with National Westminster Bank Plc’s London Tax Branch she quickly appreciated that having the focus on the needs of the client is central to any service offered. Kerrie joined Gander Tax Services in 2016 after working for Wise & Co for the last eight years.
Away from work Kerrie likes to spend time at home, often with her head in a good book, and out walking with her husband and the family dog.
Debbie Watts, Office Administrator
Debbie is our office administrator. She has worked in an office environment since leaving school, in particular working for Grant Thornton for six years. Debbie is our saviour, dealing with the day to day administration of the office! Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family, taking their dog for lovely walks in the countryside and enjoying time with friends.
Flo, Office Mascot
Flo the pug, adds nothing to the service provided but makes sure we all feel wanted every day!