A former Whitley Stimpson employee who co-owns three Oxfordshire-based professional service businesses has been named as one of the most influential people in the UK tax profession. Giles Mooney, who trained as a chartered accountant with the firm from 1997 – 2000, has been presented with a prestigious ’40 under 40’ award by the highly respected ‘Tax Journal’ magazine. The judging panel observed that Giles was ‘outstanding in his field’, had ‘outstanding tax knowledge and creative business ideas’ and was ‘able to spot and exploit business opportunities’.
“Giles’ award is thoroughly well deserved and the team here fully congratulates him on this excellent achievement,” comments Malcolm Higgs, Partner, Whitley Stimpson. “We fully equip all our employees with a strong understanding of best practice in business and ensure that they grow and develop to become first rate accountants and astute, business-minded professionals.”
The three companies co-founded and run by Mooney offer support and advice to lawyers and accountants as well as staff and ministers at HM Treasury. Bicester-based PTP, PTP interactive and Absolute software provide work to around 50 people in the area, while the TV programmes Mooney presents for internet-based TAXtv are recorded and edited in nearby Northampton.
“It’s a great honour to be recognised by my peers,” says Mooney. “Whitley Stimpson gave me a fantastic grounding in business and helped me to understand the key steps for company growth. I wouldn’t have ventured into self-employment without their initial guidance.”
Whitley Stimpson is an authorised ICAEW training employer with an excellent reputation for training and development. The firm offers a comprehensive and structured training programme to employees, combining internal seminars with industry-wide courses. Its Partners are firm believers in the value of knowledge as a primary means of ensuring the firm’s ongoing expansion and future profitability.