VAT Solutions was founded by Rob Burton in 2004, with the aim of providing dedicated and independent VAT advice to a range of businesses in the Healthcare sector, from the small entrepreneur through to medium sized businesses and large fully listed multinational clients.
As a leading indirect tax specialist for the Healthcare sector, VAT Solutions offers help and advice in handling the numerous regulations associated with VAT; providing a professional and tailored service designed to meet your needs and offering innovative solutions to maximise your VAT position. With over 30 years’ experience of tax in the Healthcare sector, VAT Solutions understands the challenges faced by businesses in this sector; our aim, therefore, is to provide innovative solutions to maximise your opportunities and mitigate costs both now and in the future. We pride ourselves on developing strong relationships with our clients by understanding their needs and believe our expertise is underlined by the strength and diversity of our client portfolio.
An indirect tax professional with over 35 years’ experience. Rob began his indirect tax career with HMRC providing VAT assurance on regional and multi...+ Read More
An indirect tax professional with over 40 years’ experience. Rob began his indirect tax career with HMRC providing VAT assurance on regional and multinational businesses and concluded it with the HMRC Internal Audit Division reporting direct to the Commissioners of HMRC.
He joined Arthur Andersen in 1998 specialising in providing VAT advice to a large portfolio of clients ranging from small to medium sized businesses through to large multinational FTSE 100 and Global 500 clients. He subsequently worked for 3 of the top 4 global professional services firms including Deloitte and now has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector. For 10 years, Rob has specialised in providing indirect tax advice almost exclusively to a range of Health sector clients and as a result has a deep understanding of the care industry and holds strong relationships with local authority finance teams, CCGs and key relationships with other professionals associated with CQC and RQIA in Northern Ireland.
After completing her post-graduate studies in Management at the University of Sheffield Julia’s career has focused on the finance sector. Julia joined...+ Read More
After completing her post-graduate studies in Management at the University of Sheffield Julia’s career has focused on the finance sector. She joined VAT Solutions in 2012 and has built up strong relationships with our clients over the years. Julia is a key part of the VAT Solutions team, providing administrative support to all areas of the business.
After starting her career working at HM Customs & Excise, Maxine moved into the private sector in 2005. Maxine is a qualified book keeper with ov...+ Read More
After starting her career working at HM Customs & Excise, Maxine moved into the private sector in 2005.
Maxine is a qualified book keeper with over 15 years book keeping and accounts experience. She worked for a number of different employers, ranging from sole traders to a national company with multiple sites, before joining VAT Solutions.
Clare has been specialising in business development in the care sector for over fifteen years. Having graduated from the University of Birmingham, she...+ Read More
Clare has been specialising in business development in the care sector for over fifteen years. Having graduated from the University of Birmingham, she began her career in European finance before moving to a national consultancy with a social care portfolio.
From there, she moved on to concentrate on business growth for smaller operations supplying the health and social care sector – ranging from regional to national operators – and exploring development opportunities and routes to market. She has worked closely with multiple cross sector representative organisations, including care associations, charities and national bodies, and is keen to encourage and facilitate shared best practice and knowledge within the health and social care community. As part of her position within the VAT Solutions team, she is working to promote and encourage the wider understanding within the care sector of the role, and importance, of VAT in its commercial planning strategy.
Before being asked to join the VAT Solutions team, Kelly worked for 30 years as an employee of HMRC, primarily as a VAT Inspector working with a large...+ Read More
Before being asked to join the VAT Solutions team, Kelly worked for 30 years as an employee of HMRC, primarily as a VAT Inspector working with a large and diverse range of businesses ranging from small and medium enterprises to large and complex organisations with varied income streams and intricate VAT liability issues.
Kelly has extensive experience in the analysis and interpretation of VAT legislation and HMRC’s related books of guidance obtaining a BTEC diploma in Advanced VAT Assurance along with a number of HMRC Tax Professional qualifications. Kelly has a real passion for health and fitness being a keen runner for over 30 years and having completed various races, most notably finishing first lady in The White Peak Marathon.
Heidi has been part of the VAT Solutions team for a number of years and manages a portfolio of clients across the Healthcare sector in the UK, providi...+ Read More
Heidi has been part of the VAT Solutions team for a number of years and manages a portfolio of clients across the Healthcare sector in the UK, providing indirect tax support and advice. She has over 30 years’ experience in industry, having owned and operated two manufacturing firms within that time, and is well aware of the challenges and constraints affecting business growth and development. She is dedicated to helping businesses succeed and is committed to delivering services that meet each client’s needs, whether that’s working with individuals or larger organisations. Heidi has built strong relationships with clients in the Healthcare sector and equally, with contacts in the local authorities and NHS Trusts.
Heidi has particular specialist knowledge in dealing with the Healthcare sector in Northern Ireland where she has experience in liaising with the Health Minister, MPs and finance directors within the five Trusts for the benefit of clients in that region.
Cory graduated from Brunel University in 2014 with a degree in Business Management. That same year he secured an internship with a leading Personal Br...+ Read More
Cory graduated from Brunel University in 2014 with a degree in Business Management. That same year he secured an internship with a leading Personal Branding Agency and then went on to work within a number of organisations under that same umbrella organisation. Cory is now the Business Manager for Vat Solutions, ensuring not only the smooth running of the day to day office functions, but also ensuring that the various elements of our business are aligned in terms of a seamless process and delivery to our clients from our technical VAT, Project/Account Management and Novations teams
Becky joined the team in 2015 after graduating from the University of Sheffield, with a degree in Urban Studies. This provided her with an excellent u...+ Read More
Becky joined the team in 2015 after graduating from the University of Sheffield, with a degree in Urban Studies. This provided her with an excellent understanding of the rules & regulations associated with the planning industry.
Having been with the company for many years, her role as a Senior VAT Analyst means she has developed a keen and fully rounded knowledge of the sector. She is currently responsible for liaising with local authorities throughout the UK, as well as providing specialist indirect tax analysis.
As a student of Linguistics at the University of Sheffield, George has recently transitioned into an Accounts Manager position at VAT solutions. Prev...+ Read More
As a student of Linguistics at the University of Sheffield, George has recently transitioned into an Accounts Manager position at VAT solutions.
Previously George has worked in a variety of customer facing and administration roles, which alongside his degree, have allowed him to develop his analytical and interpersonal skills. George is now looking to gain knowledge and experience in the tax sector.
Before joining VAT Solutions, John worked in numerous indirect tax roles within HMRC. Having successfully passed a BTEC Advanced Diploma in VAT Assura...+ Read More
Before joining VAT Solutions, John worked in numerous indirect tax roles within HMRC. Having successfully passed a BTEC Advanced Diploma in VAT Assurance, he spent 15 years as a VAT inspector carrying out audits on businesses of all sizes and sectors across the North of England. During this he became familiar with most accounting systems, from simple manual ledgers to bespoke computerized packages, the challenges and opportunities presented by each and the analysis of the various reports produced.
John has a comprehensive understanding of VAT liability and legislation and its practical application in a wide range of businesses together with the ability to explain the most complex areas in a clear and straightforward manner tailored to the needs of the customer.
Ed studied Sports Coaching at the University of Gloucestershire, graduating with a Master’s in 2019, during which time he developed a keen interest in...+ Read More
Ed studied Sports Coaching at the University of Gloucestershire, graduating with a Master’s in 2019. During this time, he developed a keen interest in data analysis and moved on to combine this interest, alongside his longstanding passion for cricket, with his work as a performance analyst.
Throughout this period, Ed continually improved his skills in data presentation and manipulation, with a particular focus on tailoring data presentation to meet different needs. Since joining VAT Solutions in 2019, Ed has continued to build his data analysis and presentation skills to meet the needs of our clients. He is also a key member of our technical VAT team, with particular involvement in VAT group compliance and VAT return/purchase ledger analysis.
Tom studied at the Leeds Business School, graduating in 2016 with a degree in Business and Management. During his studies, Tom spent a year over in th...+ Read More
Tom studied at the Leeds Business School, graduating in 2016 with a degree in Business and Management. During his studies, Tom spent a year over in the US working for a multinational corporation as part of a sandwich year.
This involved working in different departments through the business, with a key part focused on developing investment opportunities with clients. Following graduation, Tom worked in the hospitality industry providing financial support to events across the UK, helping him develop strong analytical skills in the finance sector.
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