Simpkins Edwards Promotes Exeter Director of Tax to Partner

Simpkins Edwards Promotes Exeter Director of Tax to Partner

Leading Devon-based chartered accountancy firm, Simpkins Edwards, has promoted Tax Director Mark Simic to the position of Partner within the firm.

Having joined Simpkins Edwards in 2008 from Ernst & Young, Mark qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 2010 and became Tax Director in 2013. Based in Exeter, he has played a key role in providing technical, commercial and complex tax advice to the firm’s corporate and private clients.

As Partner, Mark will be responsible for further expanding the firm’s delivery of high level tax advice throughout the South West. Mark will continue to expand his growing range of clients spanning start-up businesses, corporates and healthcare professionals. He will also develop his growing client base in the dental sector, where he acts for a number of practices delivering integrated business and tax advice to help clients manage and grow their businesses.

Mark is one of eleven CTAs in the firm, spread across its Exeter, Holsworthy, Barnstaple, Okehampton, Bovey Tracey and Honiton offices.

Commenting on his promotion, Mark said:

“It’s a very exciting time for us as a business. We have one of the highest proportions of CTAs of any accountancy firm in Devon and the wider region, and we have an established reputation for high-level tax work with individuals, SMEs, as well as corporate businesses. I’ve enjoyed playing a part in helping Simpkins Edwards go from strength to strength in recent years, and I look forward to building on this success as a Partner within the firm.”

He added:

“As a firm, we embrace the latest in accounting technology to help our clients run their businesses more efficiently. Our commitment to providing cloud-based solutions enables businesses to maintain paperless records, access real-time management information and plan ahead. It also puts our clients in a strong position to be ready for new obligations under HMRC’s Making Tax Digital regime.”

Lynn Woodward, Senior Partner and head of Simpkins Edwards’ Business Group Department, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Mark as a new partner to the firm. He has played a great part in building our strength in the provision of high level tax advice. His expertise and experience within the dental sector and other owner managed businesses will help us to expand further in these growth areas for the firm.”

Mark has been promoted to Partner alongside James Welton, previously Director of Business Services in Simpkins Edwards’ Barnstaple office.

Simpkins Edwards is a leading Devon firm of chartered accountants, business advisers and tax consultants, specialising in family owned businesses. For more information visit

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