Dan Garside

Director | Southend

Dan Garside is a Client Services Director; his primary aim is to help his clients and colleagues to achieve their aims and realise their potential.

Dan joined us in 2018, joining from what is now one of the largest regional SME accountancy firms. He has worked in general practice for over 25 years and specialises in ensuring that business owners feel supported and listened to, so that they have someone to soundboard and offload their problems.

Amongst many areas of support, Dan has extensive experience in:

  • Business strategy
  • Ensuring financial information is both accurate and informative
  • Designing efficient remuneration packages and mitigating corporation tax payments
  • Helping businesses to understand the overall strategic picture, rather than focusing too narrowly on particular issues
  • Identifying personal and commercial goals and building plans to work towards them
  • Building a business for sale
  • Retirement plans and bringing in the next generation
  • Helping clients unlock funding requirements

Dan’s key strength lies in his ability to demonstrate genuine empathy for his clients’ situations so that they, in turn, can understand that they can trust him to be reliable and committed in resolving each issue. Dan has an extensive business network which he utilises in order to ensure his clients are able to access the support they require outside of Rickard Luckin’s capabilities.

Dan centres his relationship on building a clear development plan with his clients so that there is transparency and structure in everything he does. His service is therefore based on a proactive approach where clients feel supported throughout the course of the year rather than just having an annual contact and therefore reactive service.

Clients have previously praised his genuine care for their business and personal interests and one client commented that ‘Dan is a superb accountant that I found friendly, knowledgeable and highly organised. A real expert in his field’.

Dan is a fellow member of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Outside of work, Dan is a dedicated family man but also finds time to keep fit with swimming and the occasional game of golf.


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