Hilary Bevan FCCA CTA AIIT – Director
Hilary has twenty years of experience working in accountancy and tax. She joined a local accountancy firm straight after her A-Levels and qualified with them as a Chartered Certified Accountant before going on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser and an Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation. Having a background in accountancy before specialising in VAT means that Hilary has a unique perspective on how a particular VAT issue will affect your business. Hilary has built up extensive technical knowledge over her years in practice and provides VAT advice on a range of topics from land & buildings to partial exemption. Hilary is passionate about VAT and regularly speaks on the subject, both to accounting professionals and to school children who are interested in a career in tax. As well as her full-time job as a VAT specialist, Hilary also has some voluntary roles:
The VAT Practitioners Group is a not-for-profit organisation which consists of VAT advisers who meet regularly to share VAT knowledge and discuss recent legal cases. Hilary was appointed Treasurer in 2013 and her role involves maintaining the accounting records, paying the bills, and presenting the accounts at the annual conference.
Hilary also acts as Secretary of the North of England Chapter of the Group.
Parkrun is a free, timed, 5k run held at 9 am every Saturday morning at various locations around the UK. Before Parkrun, Hilary had never run before but a few years ago decided to give it a go and has never looked back, even going on to complete her first marathon in April 2018. She is grateful to Parkrun for the health benefits it has given her and so she volunteers almost every week, whether that be pre-event setup, acting as run director, coordinating the volunteers, or processing the results.
More information about Darlington Parkrun is available here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/darlingtonsouthpark/
Darlington Business Club is a fun and friendly networking group open to all those living or working in the area. Prior to covid, the club met once a month, giving members a chance to network and hear from interesting speakers. With the growth of online networking, the club now meets 3-4 times a month with a mixture of different types of meetings at different times and days, to enable more members to get together. Hilary was appointed as a Director of the Club in May 2020.
More information can be found here: https://www.darlingtonbusinessclub.co.uk
Darlington South Park Foundation is a community organisation which was established in 2018. Its aim is to build on previous successful community work and Corporate Social Responsibility, utilising skills and resources of local people and businesses to enhance and sustain South Park for the benefit of the community.
You can find out more here: https://southparkfoundation.org.uk/