GARETH HUGHES & CO.

We are an independent firm of accountants established in 1996, based in Llandudno Junction, Conwy, North Wales, providing accountancy and tax services to a wide variety of business and private clients

OUR FLEXIBLE APPROACH MEANS THAT WE PROVIDE EXACTLY THE SERVICES YOU NEED.

You may simply require a single service – your annual audit or accounts perhaps – or you may be at the very beginning of your business adventure and require a whole range of services from bookkeeping and payroll to tax and VAT advice. as your business develops and your circumstances change our services will keep pace with you.

WHILE OUR CLIENTS MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT, OUR APPROACH TO EACH ONE IS THE SAME, TO BUILD A CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BASED ON OUR UNDERSTANDING OF OUR CLIENTS UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES AND GOALS.

Whatever you need, we can provide, delivering high quality, value for money advice and support and due to our affiliation and membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you are dealing with experienced and highly qualified professionals.

MEET THE TEAM

GARETH HUGHES

DIRECTOR

Gareth Hughes has a quarter century of experience in accountancy, which began when he trained in Birmingham with a predecessor firm of leading accountancy practice Deloitte, after gaining a degree in economic and social history at the University of Birmingham. He returned to Wales in 1989, where he continued his training and developed expertise in all aspects of tax planning, including capital gains tax, inheritance tax and the interaction of UK and foreign taxes, VAT transaction-based planning and the auditing of limited companies and solicitors’ client accounts. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990.
Gareth specialises in working with caravan parks, engineering businesses and residential property businesses and is experienced in advising all types of owner-managed businesses, on issues including tax-efficient profit extraction, business management – including cost management, pricing and staff matters – and succession planning.
He also advises start-up businesses and on the practical aspects of buying and selling businesses, as well as the most tax-efficient way of doing so. Gareth also deals with all aspects of HM Revenue & Customs enquiries for his clients.

RACHEL BROWN

CLIENT MANAGER

Rachel joined us in May 2008, bringing 11 year of experience to the role. She is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.
Rachel specialises in personal tax matters and the completion of tax returns for a mixed portfolio of clients. She has developed her expertise in tax planning, capital gains tax and is very experienced in the preparation of rental property accounts. She also has expertise in preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
She is responsible for managing the firm’s payroll department and provides advice to client’s running their own payroll, particularly in relation to the new RTI regulations.

EDWARD ROONEY

CLIENT MANAGER

After studying Accounting and finance at university, Edward qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with the ACCA in 2012. He joined us in December 2014.

Edward specialises in the preparation of Limited Company accounts and the related corporation tax returns, personal tax returns and Sage/Quickbooks bookkeeping training

ALISON HUGHES

OFFICE MANAGER

Alison joined Gareth Hughes & Co in February 2006 and holds the position of office manager and is the first point of contact for clients.

SION HOOSON

ACCOUNTING

Sion graduated in 2015 from Manchester Metropolitan University having studied International Business. Having returned to North Wales Sion joined the team in August 2015 and is currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant.

MATTHEW WILLIAMS

ACCOUNTING

Matthew graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 having studied Accounting & Finance. Following graduation he moved back to North Wales and joined Gareth Hughes & Co in August 2016. Matthew is currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant

OWEN BELLFIELD

ACCOUNTING

Owen is the most recent addition to the team joining us in June 2018. He is currently studying towards gaining the AAT qualification in Parc Menai, Bangor. Once completing this Owen is looking to study towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. In his spare time he enjoys playing football for Llanfairfechan Town FC.

CARLY EDGE

ADMIN

Carly joined Gareth Hughes & Co in June 2008 straight from college. Carly provides administration support for the firm, working alongside Alison.

“Running a business is a demanding task which is why Rupert Bradley, the owner of Coastal Carpets, appreciates the relaxed relationship he enjoys with the Gareth Hughes & Co team.”

Coastal Carpets

“Cambrian Photography in Colwyn Bay is a familiar name with photography professionals and enthusiasts across North Wales. The largest photographic retailer in the region, the family-run business has been looking after the needs of photographers since 1946, developing its range of services over the years to include repairs, equipment hire, framing, photo studio facilities, photography courses and commercial, portrait and wedding photograp

Cambrian Photography

“Optical Tools for Industry is a small firm with a long reach. Over three decades, the firm has built up an impressive reputation in the highly specialist field of manufacturing and designing optical test equipment and now sells its measurement and inspection solutions as far afield as China and the USA. The Ruthin, Denbighshire-based company, which was founded in 1975, was the subject of a management buy-out in 2005, which led to the start of its relationship with Gareth Hughes & Co.”

Optical Tools for Industry

“Defining dyslexia is simple – difficulty in reading, writing and spelling correctly, according to the dictionary – but it is a complex condition that is likely to have a lifelong impact on anyone that it affects. For thousands of children diagnosed with dyslexia, the innovative work of Xavier Educational Software, based in the School of Pyschology at the University of Wales, Bangor, has played an important part in their education.”

Xavier Educational Software

“Everything I want from an accountant”: that’s the verdict on Gareth Hughes & Co from Phil Arundale. Phil is the latest of several generations of his family to supply local shoppers with fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and game at the long-established Colwyn Bay business Arundales. Arundales was founded in 1887 and originally started life selling fish and game, adding fruit and vegetables some 50 years ago. Today Phil and wife Wende have branched out to offer fresh produce boxes, with a focus on seasonal availability, and a delivery service for customer orders.”

Arundale’s

“When you’re running a business, working with people you like and respect makes life much easier. That applies as much to professional advisers as to immediate colleagues. Martin Bastable, who has run Bastable Upholstery Llandudno Limited in Colwyn Bay since 2005, is no exception to that rule. He decided very quickly that Gareth Hughes was someone he could work with successfully – “within the first 30 seconds of meeting him”, he says – and several years later, that first impression has been proved right. Martin says: “He’s effortlessly professional. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.”.”

Bastable Upholstery

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