John qualified as a chartered accountant in a medium sized firm in London and then gained further experience in PWC in the city, working in both the audit business group and corporate tax departments. He joined Carpenter Box in 1990 and is now our Senior Partner, having been Managing Partner for ten years.
John looks after a portfolio of family and owner managed businesses as well as high net worth personal clients. His experience is across a broad range of sectors and he heads the Agriculture & Rural Business team including the Vineyard sector.
John has a real passion for the success of his clients’ businesses, helping owners and families to achieve their goals.
Outside the office
John is a family man and enjoys a walk on the downs, followed by lunch in a local Sussex pub. He loves sport, especially rugby and tennis, however his main passion is skiing, where he has been known to have been dropped into the Canadian mountain wilderness by helicopter, in order to experience the ultimate in off-piste skiing. Quite a feat for someone who gets dizzy climbing a step ladder!!