Saffery Champness, the top 20 firm of chartered accountants, has appointed Chris Luckett as a tax partner, based in its Harrogate office.
Chris has over 20 years’ experience of providing tax advice to private clients and joins Saffery Champness from KPMG in Leeds, where he was a director. Prior to this, Chris spent five years at ‘Big Four’ firm Deloitte.
ATT and CTA qualified, Chris works with high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and their families, advising on issues such as succession planning and the tax efficient structuring of investments and transactions. He also supports business owners, entrepreneurs and land owners, advising them on personal and business tax issues on business structuring and profit extraction.
Jonathan Davis, partner and head of the Harrogate office of Saffery Champness, said: “This is an exciting time for Saffery Champness in Harrogate. The region is attracting more high net worth individuals and businesses that are looking for quality tax advice from trusted and experienced advisors who are based locally.
“We are meeting this demand and expanding our client base, which is why now is the ideal time for us to be welcoming Chris to the team. That commitment to delivering exceptional standards of service to clients which Chris has demonstrated throughout his career, is also what underpins our office’s growth strategy, and we’re very much looking forward to working with him.”
Chris Luckett said: “I am delighted to be joining the partnership at Saffery Champness. My approach has always been to really get to know my clients, gain a deep understanding of their needs, and become their trusted adviser – the firm’s commitment to providing outstanding client service therefore resonated with me strongly. I am looking forward to working alongside the fantastic team in Harrogate and the wider Saffery Champness partnership.”
Matthew Burton, managing partner of Saffery Champness, said: “As we continue to develop our business after emerging from the past 18 months of difficult working conditions, our unrelenting focus is on continuing to deliver exceptional standards of service to our clients.
“This focus underpins the growth we continue to see in our key markets, not least private client, and I am pleased to welcome Chris to the partnership as someone who so clearly shares our values and vision for the future of the firm.”