Welcome to PLS
I am Justin Walton and I formed PLS in 2015 following a long and successful career spent in large accountancy firms and at a global investment business.
I have taken the best and most impactful experiences of my corporate career and turned them into practical, insightful and educational solutions for my clients.
I blend extensive tax expertise with business strategy and financial management to help my clients deliver improved outcomes for themselves and their businesses.
I work with investors in small property portfolios, other professional services firms looking to offer tax expertise to their clients and large corporates.
My focus is on property investors and developers, family construction firms, infrastructure investors and managers and on project finance transactions.
I support clients on pre-investment reviews, buy/sell decision-making and transactions, diligence, HMRC disputes and ongoing evaluation.
Small businesses should tax plan.
By taking tax into account as part of strategic and operational business planning, owners are better equipped to optimise value, profits and cash for their business and for themselves.
I begin by showing clients the planning they could potentially implement based on their situations.
This quick and inexpensive process is an effective way to build knowledge and start implementing tax planning as part of your everyday business activities.
I have blended tax expertise, strategic business thinking and effective financial management to provide a strong and unique offering to my small business clients to help them develop into more successful people and business owners.
My new financial education and support for small businesses is coming soon so watch this space for more details.
I help Heads of Tax and their teams get the best from themselves to improve personal and organisational performance and success.
I am a strong believer in effective networking for self-improvement and to create lifelong relationships with people.
I host several events that connect people and nurture relationships and am also available to speak at events.
Contact me if you would like to find out more about any of my services or events.
I formed PLS in 2015 following a long and successful career at KPMG, BDO (Stoy Hayward), MBS and John Laing Group plc.
I also spent three years as a Non-Executive Director of a small facilities management business and more than 10 years as a senior school governor with oversight on strategy, finance, premises and people.
I love the way my life has transitioned from being in the corporate world to running my own consultancy business. I enjoy looking for and acting on connections I see and alongside running PLS I also co-founded a business network and have an active interest in property investment.
Professional expertise is key to quality service. I am a Chartered Tax Advisor, a Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, a Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management and a Member of Institute of Directors. These are all prestigious bodies and demonstrate the importance I place on how I operate and the level of service you should expect from me.
I advocate self-learning and developing from experience and this combination of formal education with a curious mind places me in an excellent position to empathise with and be solution-focussed for my clients.
As a business owner and property investor myself, I am in a great position to empathise with my clients and be solution-focussed.