Gina Gardner, Corporate Tax Manager at regional accountancy firm Ballards LLP, has recently been appointed as Chair of the Severn Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). As Chair, Gina will be responsible for promoting tax education and engagement among tax professionals in the region.
Gina’s appointment is a significant achievement, and it reflects her extensive experience in the tax industry and the comprehensive tax planning services she provides to clients. She has been an active member of the CIOT for several years and is particularly well known for her expertise within the field of Research & Development (R&D) tax relief.
In addition to her new role, Gina has been shortlisted for the “Rising Star” category of the prestigious Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2023. This award recognizes young professionals who have made significant contributions to the tax industry.
Gina’s expertise in R&D tax relief has been instrumental in helping businesses to identify and claim tens of millions of pounds of tax relief over the past few years. R&D tax relief is a valuable tax incentive that encourages innovation and growth by providing tax credits or cash payments to businesses that undertake qualifying R&D activities. However, many businesses are still unaware of the relief or do not fully understand the rules and regulations surrounding it.
Gina said, “I am thrilled to be appointed as Chair of the Severn Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. I am passionate about promoting tax education and engagement, and I look forward to working with tax professionals in the region to achieve the reinvigoration of the committee.”
Martin Adams, Tax Partner at Ballards LLP said, “Gina thoroughly deserves to be recognised as a Rising Star within the tax industry. We wish her the very best of luck in the pending awards ceremony”.