Taking Stock: Breaking the ice with Icebreaker

Accountancy Age was kind enough to mention BKL and ‘Dave Whiscombe’ in its Taking Stock column this month.


TS LIKES NOTHING BETTER than a nice lunch with good company, and so we wasted no time in accepting an invitation last week from the lovely people over at Berg Kaprow Lewis.

And so, as we are wont to do, happily chewing the fact (both literally and figuratively – Ed), TS was delighted when BKL’s tax partner Dave Whiscombe noted the venue was offering pints of Icebreaker beer.

TS is unaware of the full extent of Gary Barlow’s (pictured) investment portfolio, but it seemed churlish to turn down the chance to get a taste of the tax avoidance action.

As it turns out, it’s hoppy.

If only Gary had mentioned it more prominently at some point – TS would have been all over it much sooner. Everyone else, it seems, will have to have a little patience.


The article is also available on the Accountancy Age website.



Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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