David Beckwith qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975 and became a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1980. David has always worked for, and been involved with, small to medium sized practices and therefore his strength lies in being able to deal with the general public and businesses that need immediate and 'hands on' assistance. For a short period between 1979 and 1981, David was a partner in a West End firm of accountants and left to start his own practice.
After meeting like-minded accountants, a partnership was formed in the mid-1980's which brings us to the present day. Being a founder of BBK, David is extremely proud of his achievements and those of his partners and staff. His philosophy is to always help those who need help and bring success to those who wish to succeed.
Alan, having trained in a medium sized firm, went on his own and set up Alan D Kaye & Co. in 1983. The firm, with his steadfast approach, merged with two other sole practitioners, David Beckwith and Paul Blake, to form Beckwith Blake Kaye (now known as BBK). He has been able to use his extensive experience and knowledge to help a vast number of businesses to become the successes that they are today. Alan specialises in overseas corporate consultancies managing clients across Europe.
Arnold joined Alan D Kaye & Co. in 1987 and progressed with Alan Kaye in his merger and formation of Beckwith Blake Kaye Chartered Accountants now known as BBK. He qualified whilst at BBK and gained the designatory letters FCCA in 1997. He has experience in all the departments at BBK including financial planning, auditing, tax planning, corporate consultancy and insolvency. As a dynamic, forward thinking and innovative professional, Arnold focuses mainly on corporate consultancy work.
Joylan joined BBK Partnership as a Junior Insolvency Administrator in 2002 and quickly progressed through the ranks by passing the JIEB examination in 2007. He progressed to partnership in October 2012 and now heads the Business Recovery and Insolvency Department of the firm. During that time, Joylan has obtained a vast amount of experience in dealing with all sorts of business recovery and insolvency procedures and dealing with all types of businesses both small and large. Joylan’s strengths lie in his ability to grasp both simple and complex situations, see the underlying financial trends and find the most appropriate solutions to problems.
Joylan is a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountant, a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (“R3”) and is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales to act as an Insolvency Practitioner.
Joylan also has past experience in dealing with adversity being a staunch Liverpool Football Club supporter!
Kandee joined BBK in 1998 as a Senior Accounts and IT manager, where he is responsible for all accounts, tax, administration and computer software systems, including staff training. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds two bachelor’s degrees, a BA (Hons) in Accountancy and Mathematics as well as having a BSC (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance.
Over the years Kandee has become an expert in IT infrastructure management and implementation. He is also our IT trainer and provides accountancy software training to many of our clients, which includes training in Xero, QuickBooks Online, Kashflow and Sage. Kandee specialises in care homes and the automotive industry. He suggests time-saving and cost-effective strategies and implements systems which ease the day-to-day running of businesses. Kandee has a vast amount of experience in third party apps such as Shopify, Paypal, eBay, Amazon and TradeGecko. Clients sometimes use BBK in order to outsource their accounting department, with the result that they end up paying a fraction of the cost.
In his spare time Kandee enjoys playing football and cricket as well as a passion for music.
Umang qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2010 and gained his Joint Insolvency Examination Board qualification in 2015. Umang is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales to act as an Insolvency Practitioner and a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
In 2015, Umang joined BBK Partnership as an Associate after having seven years of insolvency experience being divided into four years with Baker Tilly (now RSM UK), a top ten UK accountancy firm, and three years with Ian Franses Associates (now Begbies Traynor), a boutique firm in Paddington, London. During his previous roles, he was responsible for a team dealing with a varied portfolio of assignments, both personal and corporate insolvencies. His work also included solvent liquidations, many of which were as a result of corporate restructuring. His wide ranging client portfolio provides him with varied experience in many sectors including retailing, construction, leisure, charities etc.
Umang understand the needs of owner managed businesses and has a reputation for guiding directors professionally on their legal obligations in a difficult and pressurised situation. He enjoys overcoming commercial challenges with his innovative practical solutions.
Umang is married to Prodipta and has a lovely son, Neer. Umang spends his leisure time watching football, cricket and movies.
Siva Ranjan started his career at BBK Partnership 24 years ago as a trainee. Having completed AAT in 1996 and having been with BBK Partnership for 5 years, he moved to Industry and Commerce sector working for various organisations, such as BT, TfL and RBS as a management accountant/ financial analyst over period of 14 years.
He re-joined BBK in 2010 and is the head of our Croydon branch. He provides accountancy & tax services to clients along with business plans, forecasting, budgeting and the preparation of management accounts. Siva also provides workshops for start-up businesses and provides initial consultations free for all clients.
Siva joined BBK in 2006 as a semi senior in the accounts department. Over the years he has been promoted to various levels and now he is an associate of the firm.
He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2009 and became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2015. He is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant and become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in September 2017.
He mainly works with Alan Kaye and handles a considerable portfolio of small to medium size clients from various industries including Sole traders, Partnerships and Limited companies and their tax affairs.
Outside of work, Siva enjoys watching both cricket and tennis and listening to music.
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Suraj joined BBK Partnership in 2017 having advised clients from the financial services sector since 2003. Suraj now heads up our Audit compliance and Financial Services team who are dedicated to ensure quality of the highest standard. Suraj is also responsible for ensuring the team is kept technically up to date and for maintaining and developing relationships with other key service providers within the sector such as compliance firms and lawyers.
His portfolio of clients covers a variety of corporate sectors such as technology, property, charity, manufacturing and marketing, but his focus is on those within financial services. Additionally, he has worked with clients of tech start-ups to listed companies. Suraj also specialises in business valuations, share option valuations, financial due diligence investigations, and preparation of financial forecasts and business plans. He has helped clients grow from incorporation through funding stages to exit and built up plenty of experience and knowledge along the way. He plays an active role in the London start-up scene and is involved in various accelerators and awards.
In a voluntary capacity Suraj acts as an advisor to various worldwide charities and educational institutions.
Suraj is a proud father, loves to travel and enjoys the London life in general, especially the capital's restaurants.
Colin is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with a small City firm. He has always been interested in personal tax planning and for 20 years ran his own independent financial advisory company, gaining much knowledge in the vastly complicated pensions area. This area of finance is highlighted on news programmes almost daily. Colin can certainly help clients through the particular maze.
Richard is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with a Top 5 firm. He is also a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. He joined BBK as a partner in 1988 and has now semi retired from the partnership. He still retains a portfolio of high net worth clients. Out of work, his interests centre on cricket and yoga. He is a fully qualified yoga instructor and a member of the Yoga Wheel.
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