Derek Gemmell

Derek Gemmell

Partner, Head of Expertise to Entrepreneurs / Head of Innovations Tax and Head of Construction and Property


Corporate Tax, Entrepreneurial Taxes


Construction & Property, Oilfield Services, Owner Managed Businesses (Across Many Trade Sectors), Technology

Derek is a Partner and as Head of Innovations and the firms Expertise to Entrepreneurs tax teams, Derek delivers tax advice that consistently provides value and return to our Entrepreneurial clients, regularly changing their lives.

Splitting his time between these two areas, with his teams, he ensures advantage is taken of tax incentives introduced to encourage Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the UK and is the trusted adviser of many of the firm’s clients.   

Additionally, he is involved in structuring / restructuring businesses to provide owners peace of mind that the complexities of the tax system have been navigated to deliver them maximum value from their business. This allows business owners freedom to pursue their personal and business objectives.

Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurial taxes, Innovations Tax, Corporate Taxes, Business Advisory, Corporate Structuring & Restructuring, M&A Tax Advice.

Work Highlight: I get to meet a huge variety of interesting and driven entrepreneurs willing to take a risk to deliver their business idea. Being able to build a relationship and work with such individuals to provide value to them is hugely rewarding.

Favourite Sport: Cycling – great to get out on a bike and have time to think and enjoy the surroundings whether that is on a road bike or on a dirt trail.