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Who's who?

We are Tiger Dog Media & Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, company no 8187601.

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Our key people include:

Nichola Ross Martin  CTA (Fellow), FCA Managing director & editor/writer

Nichola has been providing Virtual Tax Partner® support services to professional firms since she set up her accounting and audit practice, and tax consultancy in 1994. A former editor and tax editor of Accountingweb.co.uk and the Practical Law Company she wrote and launched www.rossmartin.co.uk 2009. She was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in 2017 and is an acting CIOT Council member. She is a former member of the ATT Technical Steering Group and has sat on various HMRC SME forums, including the Compliance sub-group of Making Tax Digital for business, ERS and share schemes and the Making Tax Digital JVCC VAT sub-committee. 

Steve Luck BA (Hons) director, editor, photographer and subscriptions manager

Steve has thirty years of experience in publishing and mixed media. He was executive editor with Octopus Publishing Group and responsible for a broad range of titles including Philips Encyclopedia and has published a range of photographic manuals.

Charlotte Sanctuary non-executive director

Charlotte is a former Director at KPMG advising and leading on client relationship building, event planning and hospitality for senior clients within the FTSE and Europe. Since retiring from KPMG Charlotte has become a Non-Executive Director of HireSpace Limited, has joined the EventLAB Advisory Board, is a member of the Eve Appeal Development Board and is the Vice Chair Governor at Sir John Colfox Academy, a secondary and sixth form Academy in West Dorset.

Andrew Symons FCCA CTA ATT tax consultant and editor/writer

Andrew is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant who worked in general practice for twelve years, latterly as a tax manager. Andrew now works almost exclusively in tax with a bias towards private client, smaller corporate and OMB taxation, although he does have a keen interest in most taxes, including VAT.

Graham Bird CTA ATT tax consultant and editor/writer

Graham has worked in a range of different firms and has a broad tax experience having worked in private client, non-domiciled, partnership, owner managed business and corporate tax teams for over 13 years.

Nicola Holcombe CTA LLB tax consultant and editor/writer

Nicola is a corporate tax specialist with over 20 years of experience in tax. She worked for many years at PwC in Transfer Pricing, but changed focus to become a Tax & Law lecturer for BPP. A return to OMB advisory work followed with Smith & Williamson and another period in Transfer Pricing, this time with KPMG. Nicola joined Ross Martin having spent some time running her own business, so understands the pain of Making VAT Digital.

Rachel Davies CTA LLB tax consultant and editor/writer

Rachel is a Chartered Tax Advisor with over 20 years experience in Corporate, Private Client & OMB Tax. As well as working for many years in both Big 4 and regional accountancy practices, up to director level, she has also spent time working in-house for two FTSE 100 PLC's and a private client law firm. She has a particular interest and experience in private client and trust taxation as well as dealing with disguised remuneration schemes. Outside of the tax world she is something of a fitness fanatic and enjoys cinema and travel.

Gerry O'Kane business editor and writer

Gerry has worked as an editor, journalist and writer for over 30 years in Asia, Africa and the UK. Experience stretches into science, technology and business and finance. Previous employers include Union Bank of Switzerland, CNBC Asia, BBC Newsnight and the FT group amongst others.


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