Our Director and Associate


Mark Taylor FCCA

Email: MTaylor@banksco.co.uk

Mark focuses on business clients both un-incorporated, limited companies and LLP's. His portfolio includes owner managed and investor lead businesses and UK subsidiaries of foreign owned companies. As well as being a Registered Auditor with a portfolio which includes clients in the manufacturing sector, financial services and larger charities, Mark acts as an Independent Examiner for a number of charities within the Newbury area and in London. His many years as a Treasurer and Trustee of a variety of charities enables him to have an insight into the challenges that Trustees are faced with.

Apart from the statutory compliance work he is involved with the management team of a variety of businesses on a regular basis through out their financial year using the management accounts prepared by his colleagues as a basis of business advice.

He advises clients with succession planning either through a sale or purchase of a business or the transfer of ownership of a business to existing shareholders and management.

In conjunction with his colleagues in the Tax Team he advises on Capital Taxes and planning.

Outside of the professional environment Mark enjoys, fly fishing and National Hunt racing.


Simon Butler CIOT

Email: SButler@banksco.co.uk

Simon leads the tax team and is responsible for all aspects of tax compliance and planning. The tax team prepare the Self Assessment returns and Corporation Tax returns for private and business clients.

Simons areas of interest and expertise include Research And Development tax credits, UK tax planning for UK and overseas clients. He works with Mark providing tax advice on Due Diligence assignments and on Income and Capital Gains Tax Planning matters.

At the week ends and on holiday Simon can be found walking the hills in the UK and Europe or treading the board with a local theatrical group.


Martin Herring FCCA, FMAAT

Martin has been an equity partner and one of the directors of the firm during the past 27 years before his retirement in 2022. He has a wealth of knowledge which the firm is able to access.

The Director and Associate are supported by a skilled and qualified team of accounts, audit, tax and administration staff who you will introduced to at the start of an assignment.

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