Grant has over 28 years of industry knowledge and experience and is a recognised adviser to clients on matters relating to UK & EU VAT and customs taxes.
He obtained the foundation of this knowledge by working for the government in the VAT and Customs department for almost 15 years, followed by a further decade at a leading accountancy firm.
Grant has a wealth of expertise and real insight into the proper importation, exportation and on-going fiscal compliance requirements of aircraft and yachts.
With this background and expert knowledge Grant can tailor the solutions for each client.
Grant is regularly invited to speak at industry events around the world, writes for publications and has featured in the Citywealth Leaders Lists.
Fiona has worked with Yachts & Aircraft for over 18 years and brings a wealth of experience in ensuring solutions meet client needs and in communicating complex matters in a transparent manner.
She has managed over US$4 billion of luxury assets during her career to date and is a regular advisor to both family offices and UHNWI.
Fiona’s experience means that she's quick thinking and solution focused, she has a wealth of contacts and is relationship focused so she is regularly called upon to advise and provide guidance on new build yacht projects, fleet wide restructuring & financing, to assist first time owners with putting the right operating framework in place and to maximise performance & efficiencies for family office/Captain managed yachts.
Fiona is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute.
Chris has over 21 years' experience in the yacht and business aviation industry. Client focused and service driven, Chris’ specialities include asset registration/compliance matters, EU VAT and Customs procedures, coordinating sales and purchases, as well as liaising with lawyers and financiers.
Over the course of his career, Chris has been responsible for the development and coordination of numerous bespoke arrangements to satisfy the particular demands of superyacht and business aviation owners. Whether that's liaising with ship or aircraft registries for specific clearances and approvals, establishing and administering International Registry platforms or assisting aviation clients with complying with the requirements of ODS reporting, Chris ensures that these essential, yet often overlooked, matters are handled swiftly and accurately.
Chris is an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute
We provide dedicated and specialist services in the Yachting and Aviation sectors, including in-house VAT and Customs expertise and advice.
With over 65 years of specific industry experience; we advise, support, and assist our international clients to structure and optimise their luxury asset ownership and operation through the entire life cycle.
Forming part of a dedicated and trusted ownership team, we act as guardians of these important and high value assets ensuring that our owners can enjoy the experiences of luxury asset ownership knowing everything is taken care of.
Our business has been established in a unique way allowing us to move much more efficiently, supporting clients and their teams in the way they need to be.
We believe relationships are everything, that is why we work hard, with integrity, act nimbly and add value.
We offer tailored services – from a one-off piece of UK or EU VAT and Customs advice to full oversight and operational guidance for your yacht or aircraft. Support from pre-purchase/build, ownership and operational aspects, through to sale/disposal.
We provide guidance and selection on the establishment of appropriate ownership structures and facilitate the appointment of third-party advisors such as lawyers, technical managers, surveyors, and operators.
We are fully independent and can work with your existing team or family office in relation to the day-to-day operation of your assets and can assist with key transactions such as financing, purchasing, registration, UK and EU importation, fiscal reporting, chartering and selling.
Contact us today to understand how we can support and add value to your team.
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Grant provides excellent advice in a very timely manner. He has a deep knowledge of the relevant subject matter. I would not hesitate to recommend Grant for any VAT related issues.
It's always a pleasure to work with Chris and Fiona - every project is handled with professionalism and I know my clients will get the work done on time and in budget every time.
In my business as a lawyer working with high net worth clients and companies, I require prompt, cost effective service for my clients that is a cut above the rest and I am delighted to say that Grant delivers. His advice on VAT related issues is always helpful and timely. It is my pleasure to recommend him.
By Chris NichollsDownload