New Partner appointments mark positive New Year start for Carpenter Box

Sussex-based chartered accountants Carpenter Box has signalled its continued investment in service expansion in 2021 with the appointment of two new Partners within its Tax Services team.

Rachel Pearce has been promoted to Partner from her current position of Tax Director. She specialises in the construction and real estate sectors, advising property developers and investors on how to structure their tax affairs efficiently. As a Partner, Rachel will have greater involvement in the strategic direction of the business.

Rachel commented:

“I joined Carpenter Box in Worthing as a newly-qualified Chartered Tax Adviser 10 years ago, so am delighted to be made a Partner at a time of continued growth for the practice. Our clients have access to a fantastic team of people across our offices in Worthing, Crawley, Brighton and Chichester and although we provide large firm expertise, we still pride ourselves on maintaining that local feel.”

Rachel lives in East Preston and says her two young boys keep her very busy, although she still finds time to play the piano. 

Anthony Davies joins the practice as a Partner at Crawley following the merger of his tax advice and planning business with Carpenter Box. He brings with him 17 years of industry experience, together with in-depth knowledge of tax planning, technology and cloud services.  

Commented Anthony:

“Merging the firm enables me to broaden the range of services available to my existing clients, while at the same time offering my international tax experience to the Carpenter Box client base.”    

Anthony lives in Reigate and is married with a young son. Outside of work he is a keen martial arts enthusiast and holds a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu.

Stuart Noakes, Head of Tax at Carpenter Box, added:

“I’m thrilled that Rachel and Anthony have both joined as Partners in the Tax Services Group. They bring with them a wealth of expertise and valuable experience to the partnership which will help us to further strengthen our in-house tax offering for clients. As we look ahead to 2021 and beyond, our focus will be to continue to deliver the practical advice and support to help clients maximise their tax-efficiency whilst achieving their objectives.”