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Top advisor joins the company

Top advisor joins the company

HE’S handled financial matters for posh burger restaurants and international noodle bars from the world’s financial capital. But it was always Andrew Rainford’s intention to leave London and return to his native North Wales after learning his profession. Now just a few exams away from attaining one of the UK’s highest qualifications in tax handling, the 29-year-old has landed a plum role within St Asaph-based accountancy practice Salisbury and Company. The firm has added Andrew to its tax affairs handling and advice team, and one of his first roles was to help launch the company’s new tax “shop” in Rhos-on-Sea. “As well as tax compliance for businesses and individuals I’ll be offering tax planning, so taking a proactive approach to tax affairs,” Andrew explained. “Looking forward I expect to be involved in inheritance tax matters and estate management too. “I’m really pleased to be joining Salisbury and Company. I’m looking forward to making an impression at work and enjoying the great North Wales outdoors with my family.” After studying accounting and finance at university, Andrew left Colwyn Bay seven years ago, firstly to work for the Audit Commission and then accountancy practices in London, during which time Wagamamas noodle bar chain and The Gourmet Burger were among his clients. With hands-on experience, an Association for Tax Technicians qualification, and just two exams short of becoming a Chartered Taxation Advisor, he decided it was time to return to North Wales. His CV was welcomed at Salisburys where Managing Director Jeremy Salisbury was looking to add to the practice’s tax team. He said: “We’re delighted to have Andrew on board. His...