Who we are

Our hand-picked team is small but perfectly formed.  We are a closely knit unit with over fifty years of private client tax experience.  We don’t believe in the pyramid approach to working with clients; our service is not just Partner-led but the Partners do almost all the work themselves rather than mentor and train an army of more junior staff, as is often the case in larger practices.

There are three client facing Partners whom you can meet below and in person whenever you wish.  Our office and internal processes are managed and expertly run by our Operations Director.

Tim Page

Managing Partner

TimAfter qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser with KPMG in Kent in 1992, Tim moved to their London office and worked with a number of prestigious clients. In 1996 he left KPMG to join Watson Wyatt, another global consulting business. Tim was promoted to Tax Partner at Watson Wyatt in 1998 and was in charge of the tax and corporate finance work for Watson Wyatt in their European Region.

He set up Page Tax Consulting in 2005 after advising on the merger of Watson Wyatt's European and North American businesses.  Tim then took a position as head of the private client practice at Creaseys (a top 100 firm of Chartered Accountants) for two years before reforming Page Tax Consulting in 2010.

Tim’s special areas of knowledge include partnership tax, inheritance tax and the link between personal tax planning and wealth management.

Outside of work Tim enjoys many sporting activities.  In the summer he plays golf as often as possible (subject to client demand of course).  After 30 years practice, he still struggles to find the fairway but enjoys the challenge.  In the winter months, Tim will travel all over the country to watch his beloved Exeter City, as long as it’s not too cold and they are not in the relegation zone.

T. 01737 887637
E. tim.page@pagetaxconsulting.com

Jon Stewart

Partner

Jon Stewart

After completing a degree in Taxation and Law at Bournemouth University Jon’s first job in tax was with OJ Kilkenny, a firm specialising in the tax affairs of sports people and entertainers.  In 2006 Jon joined Rawlinson & Hunter, an international firm of Chartered Accountants,  as a Private Client Tax Consultant and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2007.  He was promoted to Tax Manager, and then Senior Manager during his 12 years at the firm.  Jon looked after a large list of individual clients, most of which were not domiciled in the UK.

Jon’s detailed areas of knowledge include domicile and residence issues, dealing with the completion of complex tax returns, together with ensuring individuals UK tax affairs are managed in an efficient manner.  He particularly enjoys providing advice in relation to image right structure for sports and entertainers, and has successfully dealt with various HMRC enquiries into such structures over the years.

If you don’t find Jon in the office, he is most likely to be found on the golf course or chasing after one of his two young sons.  A lifelong Arsenal fan, Jon enjoys staying fit and healthy, and has completed numerous long distance races including the London Marathon in 2016 and the London Triathlon in 2009.

T. 01737 887615
E. jon.stewart@pagetaxconsulting.com

Paula Basleigh

Partner

Paula qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1999 whilst working at a niche firm of Tax Consultants in Kent.  She moved to a larger firm of Accountants in 2008 where she predominantly acted for high net worth individuals with complex tax affairs and planning requirements.  Paula has worked with Tim & Ian for three years and has been working with Page Tax Consulting since it reformed in 2010.

Paula has experience of dealing with complicated tax affairs of wealthy individuals, non-resident and non-domiciled clients as well as trust structures both in the UK and offshore.

In her spare time Paula enjoys travelling and has visited many countries including India, China, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.  When she has her feet on the ground in the UK Paula enjoys the gym and socialising with her friends and family.

T. 01737 887605
E. paula.basleigh@pagetaxconsulting.com

Karen Blyth

Senior Tax Manager

Karen profileKaren joined Page Tax in April 2018 having established a wealth of experience in the private client tax sector.  She has a long established career in tax which started in 1982 at HM Revenue & Customs (Inland Revenue as it was then known), progressing to Personal Tax Manager for Baker Tilly (now RSM), for some 13 years and more recently for Lubbock Fine in London.  With over 30 years of private client tax experience she has advised numerous wealthy families, businesses and individuals on their tax affairs covering various aspects of taxation ranging from straight forward matters to the more complex cases, as well as the taxation of non-domiciled and non-resident individuals.  

 Away from the office, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and is often away on camping weekends with the grandchildren.  She also enjoys socialising, eating out at a range of restaurants and then as a nod to exercise working those meals off cycling and walking. 

T: 01737 887638
E: karen.blyth@pagetaxconsulting.com

David Barclay

Chairman

 David spent the first 25 years of his career in Shell working mainly in international commercial roles, either in London or overseas.  He was Shell Country Chairman in several locations including Chile and Indonesia.  In recent years David was Chief Executive of the speciality oil and chemical company, Petrochem Carless, steering this high performing company through a change of ownership. 

In his capacity as non-executive Chair of Page Tax Consulting, David helps to guide the strategic development of the firm as well contributing to the development of the professional team. 

In his spare time David enjoys playing golf and watching London Scottish play rugby.  He also helps out charities that require a bit of business input.   

Erika Whitfield

Operations Director

Erika has a broad base of expertise having worked in a range of businesses. As Head of Home Furnishings at A. Sanderson and Sons Ltd, she was responsible for planning, developing and buying all home furnishings collections, including printed and woven textiles, wallpaper and bed linen, managing a significant purchasing budget and over forty global suppliers. This involved travel all over Europe and the US to approve initial design production.

As Account Manager for a small, privately owned IT business developing and marketing recruitment software, she handled both client and company accounts for four years before moving to the accounts department of a larger company specialising in networking solutions and equipment.

At Page Consulting Erika ensures that everything runs efficiently, from Partnership accounts to payroll, billing and marketing.  She allows the Partners to focus their energies entirely on clients and takes care of the rest.

Away from work, Erika enjoys tennis and rowing, photography, historic buildings and travels as much as possible, however, she seems to spend most of her free time ferrying her two sons to various sporting fixtures!

T. 01737 887690
E. erika.whitfield@pagetaxconsulting.com