03 Apr 2023

Shaw Gibbs open Basingstoke office with ex-RSM team

The team who join from UK top 10 adviser RSM, will be led by Corporate Tax Partner Tim Smith alongside Jo Gibbons, Personal Tax Partner.

They bring with them an abundance of Corporate Tax, Personal Tax, Accounts and Outsourcing experience after operating in the Basingstoke and surrounding area for numerous years. 

The team will continue to be based in Basingstoke and act for a client-base of entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals; bringing their considerable skill, backed by large-firm experience, to the Shaw Gibbs group. 

Tim comments:

“I have spent many years in the Hampshire market, most recently as Managing Partner of the RSM Basingstoke office where, as a firm, we operated for over 20 years. We decided to join Shaw Gibbs because we share the same culture, with the understanding of the importance of relationships and the focus on delivering high quality service and advice. 
I am pleased to have been able to find a practice who could see the potential in the team continuing to service clients locally.”

Shaw Gibbs, who received private equity funding in November 2022 have been actively seeking progressive firms who operate in geographical markets with economic opportunity. 

Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Simon Minas-Bound remarks:

“I am delighted that Tim, Jo and the team have decided to continue to operate in Basing View and have found a supportive partnership with Shaw Gibbs to facilitate this.
Basingstoke has been ranked as the number one place in the UK for the digital economy and is also recognised as an excellent place for inward investment. These factors, alongside the transportation links and access to a skilled workforce mean that financial and professional services organisations prosper here.”

Mark Jones, Partnerships Manager at Destination Basingstoke adds:

“We are proud of our borough and actively promote Basingstoke and Deane as a great place to do business. Tim, Jo and their team have been very active in the local business community for many years and have always been very supportive. We are delighted that they are committed to Basingstoke and have set up their new office on Basing View. We wish them every success and look forward to continuing to work with them.”

The new office in Basing View, Basingstoke is now the fourth Shaw Gibbs office. With others located in: Oxford, London and Farnham.