August 28, 2012

ihorizon Appoints Tax Partner

Horizon announces the appointment of Mark Hodges, who will be joining Horizon as its Tax Partner.

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in Tax and Company Secretarial matters.


He originally trained as an Inspector of Taxes in the Inland Revenue and following completion of his training in 1989, joined KPMG as a Consultant in their Partnership Group. In 1992, Mark joined Tusons – a specialist Tax, Finance and Corporate Consultancy based in the City of London – as a Partner and Director of the associated Regulated Financial Advisory Company where he had a portfolio of International Corporate and Personal clients.

Mark has been running his own Tax Practice since 1997, acting for clients as diverse as Private Family Offices, managing Private Equity and Property Investments and funds both in the UK and overseas. He has a passion for growing businesses and has extensive experience in raising finance, undertaking strategic reviews, giving sound commercial and technical advice to start-ups and helping them buy and sell businesses.

Mark holds several Non-Exec roles where he is an-all-round business advisor.

Pratik Sampat, CEO of Horizon said:

“With his wealth of experience in Accounts, Tax, Domicile, Residence, International and Cross Border issues, Employee Share Schemes, VAT issues, consulting on Investigations and dealing with Company Secretarial matters, I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to Horizon and our clients.

He will be working with the team across all areas of accounts & tax and helping us expand the services we are able to offer our clients, including international tax planning, EMI Schemes, transaction support and more complex Tax issues including M&A and corporate restructuring. Our aim is provide you with a great all round service, and now we have the expertise to help us do just that.”


Mark Hodges, Tax Partner of Horizon said:


“Having been introduced to Pratik and his colleagues at Horizon earlier this year i have been impressed by their down to earth approach and commitment to their clients. I am delighted to be joining a progressive practice who are working with such exciting clients with cutting edge ideas and technologies. I am looking forward to expanding the services we can offer, helping to provide the advice our clients need in a practical and commercial manner.”

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