Gareth Hill, Tax Director

I am a Tax Director with over 15 years’ experience of advising a broad range of clients, from listed groups and multinational companies to owner managed and PE backed businesses, venture capital funds and membership bodies. I am a senior figure in BDO’s national R&D Group and jointly lead the Innovation Tax team for BDO South East, as well as having a prominent role in the firm’s Not for Profit tax practice. 

My specialism in tax relief for innovation, including R&D tax credits, patent box and creative reliefs, allows me to add huge value to clients in securing valuable tax relief and cash flow benefits.  In addition to this specialist area, I maintain a broader corporate portfolio supporting clients on a wide range of tax matters, including tax compliance and governance, transactions, structuring and overseas expansion.

I always aim to get a deep understanding of my clients’ businesses, goals and vision, together with building strong and lasting working relationships. This provides me with the platform to ensure that I can provide tax advice that adds value and introduce them to the right BDO contact where wider support is needed.

Given my involvement with innovative clients, I am lucky enough to work across many sectors, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology and media, property and construction, manufacturing, financial services, retail and leisure.

Outside of work, much of my time is devoted to young my family. I volunteer as a rugby coach for Sutton & Epsom as well as playing for the club’s social XV (the “Extra B’s”). I am passionate about motorsport and performance cars, which has led me to become a member of the Goodwood Road Racing Club.