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Carston Chartered Accountants, the Cardiff-based accountancy firm, is pleased to announce its acquisition of David Jones & Co, a well-established specialist tax practice. The deal was finalised on Friday, 20 October, 2023. 

This investment continues to strengthen Carston’s position as the largest independent practice in Cardiff while providing succession for long-standing clients of David Jones & Co and offering further opportunity for progression for the Carston team. Following the transaction, David Jones will remain as a consultant to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of services to their existing client base. 

David Jones has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax since 1993 and is a past Chairman of the Wales branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. 

As a chartered tax adviser and registered trust and estate practitioner he uses his specialist knowledge and considerable experience to find the right solutions to suit each client’s needs whether they are an individual, executor, or trustee. 

David is a Chartered tax Adviser and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners. He assists in advising generally on the tax aspects of administering estates and trusts. He can also advise on making any potential tax saving during the administration of the estate and or assist in Inheritance Tax planning. 

Following the deal, David Jones & Co has become part of the ETL Global network of professional services firms, which employs 24,000 people in more than 50 countries worldwide. With specialists across the accounting, tax, legal, and audit sectors, ETL Global offers enormous opportunities, tools, and a unique platform to growing companies, particularly in the SME sector. 

Jon Rees, Managing Director at Carston Chartered Accountants, said: 

“This is another step in an exciting phase for Carston, presenting an opportunity to enhance our tailored services for owner-operated businesses in Cardiff and the neighbouring area. Our steadfast commitment remains focused on delivering a deeply personalized, swift, and proactive approach to assist clients in addressing their daily business and personal accounting and tax challenges. 

We are delighted about the inclusion of David Jones & Co into Carston and the broader ETL Global network. Additionally, I would like to express our gratitude to the ETL Global UK team for their valuable support throughout the transaction.” 

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