A letter from our former Tax Director, now Tax Consultant,
Mr John Neighbour
I joined HB in September 1976 from Thomson McLintock (now part of KPMG) in order to set up a tax department. At that time, we were based in London at Coventry House near Liverpool Street Station. 45 years & 4 office moves later, we are now based at Plumpton House in Hoddesdon. Over the past few years, I have been winding down my time commitments & at present I am typically working about two days per week. At the same time my tax manager, Amy Thompson, has been taking on more responsibility.
As I approach my 80th birthday (in August 2022), I feel that the time is right for me to step back more or less completely from everyday involvement &, with effect from 1 April 2022, I plan to cease coming into the office on a regular basis. I will still remain as a consultant on an ad hoc basis & will continue to be fully supportive of the business & available on call as necessary. I can honestly say that there has hardly ever been a day when I was reluctant to go into the office & I would like to thank my partners & team members over the years for making my office life so enjoyable.
Above all, I would like to thank our HB clients who, as well as paying our wages, have been an interesting, challenging and, by and large, cheerful bunch. I will miss them but wish them well in the future, secure in the knowledge that they will still be in very capable hands.
John Neighbour – HB Accountants
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