Bishop Fleming appoints Len Dean as new specialist VAT partner

Leading professional services firm, Bishop Fleming has appointed a new partner as it continues to address the growing demand for its award-winning services.

The firm, which delivers audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to businesses and individuals, has appointed Len Dean as VAT partner with the intention to grow this specialist part of its tax services.

Len will head up the VAT team at Bishop Fleming and his appointment, which takes the firm’s partnership to 34, builds on recent record recruitment growth which has seen its overall headcount grow to over 425.

Len brings a wealth of experience, having led PwC’s Indirect Tax team in Scotland for the last 6 years. Having originally trained as a VAT inspector with HM Revenue & Customs and then moving to PwC in Bristol, Len joins Bishop Fleming as he returns to the South West.

Len has extensive expertise across the spectrum of VAT, making complex tax issues understandable for businesses. He has detailed knowledge of HMRC and can help clients to resolve issues arising from VAT inspections.

Len said:

“I am thrilled to have joined Bishop Fleming, which has huge growth ambitions. I am particularly looking forward to working with clients and prospects across the South West and Midlands. Originally from Bristol, it’s great to be back in the South West after working in Scotland for the past few years. Bishop Fleming is a great opportunity for me to be able to offer my skills and knowledge to clients in a really exciting market.”

Andrew Sandiford, Managing Partner said:

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Len to Bishop Fleming. His appointment represents a significant enhancement to our specialist VAT services at an exciting time as we continue to pursue several growth strategies. Len will be a great asset to our business and will strengthen the specialist services we can offer to our clients”.

Bishop Fleming is currently the British Chamber of Commerce ‘National Business of the Year’ and was ranked as one of the Best Companies’ Top Five Accounting Firms to Work For in 2021.

The firm is ranked in the Top 30 of the UK’s national league table of accountancy firms and has seven offices across the South West and West Midlands.