About Us

About the principal :

Shailesh Patel – ACCA, SmithKing & Co.

Shailesh Patel was educated at H.L. Commerce College in Ahmedabad city, India., where he graduated. (B.Com). He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and then continued experiencing with a city based firm of Chartered Accountants.

In 1998 he left the firm to start his own practice in the Ahmedabad city, after having gained valuable accounting experience in different fields of accounts and international tax planning. Over a short period of time his clientele got bigger. This included bank audits, cooperative audits, managing limited company accounts, dealing with partnership firms and sole traders. He is still a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as an ACA (Associated Chartered Accountant).

In 2001, he got an opportunity to pursue further studies with ACCA in London. On successful completion of his studies, he joined Spiro Bentley, Chartered Certified Accountants firm based in London, as a senior accountant. This firm deals with entertainment clients, such as DJs, news reporters, film producers, musicians and actors, managing their accounting and tax affairs. As a senior accountant in the practice firm, Shailesh Patel works closely with proprietors of small to medium enterprises as well.

At the end of 2008, he left Spiro Bentley to provide his specialist skills to another London-based firm called CC Young & Co. who primarily deals with clients from the entertainment industry as well. There he provided compliance and tax management services to the clients as a senior compliance accountant and also advised them on management and administration of their business affairs.

Finally, in January 2012, Shailesh Patel set up his own practice firm called Smith King & Co., in North West London. Shailesh Patel has a passionate dedication to service and to trying to meet the needs of clients, in helping them to formulate their business plans and achieve them, through providing, not only traditional accounting and bookkeeping services, but also using his extensive network of contacts and business experience. Smith King & Co. have a dedicated team in place to ensure the firm delivers its wide range of services in an effective way to all its clients.

Shailesh Patel, ACCA has been in the accountancy business for 20 years. He specialises in advising clients with owner managed businesses of all sizes on all aspects of financial planning and strategy. He will help you to unlock and interpret the information within your financial records to enable you to take full control of your business.

We can help with all of your questions surrounding personal taxation, Corporation taxation, inheritance tax and capital gains tax and will take time to understand your situation and then take care to explain clearly the options open to you.


Clientele :

Although his speciality is in dealing with music and entertainment clients, his clientele includes website designers, IT consultants, fashion designers, import and export enterprises and retail trader.

The firm’s success has continued due to a combination of highly motivated and qualified director and staff, competitive fee structures and, most importantly, our professional integrity and commitment to our clients.


Why Choose Us?

To start up a new business or developing an existing business successfully, a firm needs to acquire the services of a specialist accountant, who has valuable experience in business consulting, especially financially and sound knowledge in areas of accounting and tax affairs. Smith King & Co. will provide services, which include business start-up, bookkeeping, taxation, compliance procedures, providing management reports to improve cash flows and overall potential profits for the firm.


Our aim is to assist you in developing your business needs and finding ways to accomplish them successfully. We will help you to manage the overall business, especially financially and with human resources and leave you to deal with business development plans to expand your business.


Unlike many accountants, we would be happy to help and work with clients throughout the financial period and not just when the deadline approaches. Given that we understand how crucial time is, to our clients, we are flexible on appointments as well. These can sometimes be scheduled out-of-office hours, according to the client’s convenience and in agreement with our office. We are a dynamic, pro-active and expanding accountancy practice.


The fees are simply based on the amount of work involved, which can be decided at the initial meeting with the client. We can assure you that our fees are most reasonable and economical to the client. Besides, the initial meeting is always without any financial obligation for the clients. The Smith King & Co.’s philosophy is based on a firm commitment to a high quality service and a full understanding, not only of our clients' requirements, but also of their aspirations.

We believe in supporting and assisting our clients pro-actively, using our expertise to provide advice and analysis, to help them to build their businesses whilst minimising their exposure to tax.


Our Commitment :

As always client satisfaction is our number one priority at Smith King & Co. Most of our new clients are as a result of recommendations from our current clients, and repeat business from those clients, or referrals from our extensive network of professional contacts. We believe that this in itself is demonstration of our high quality service and promise to keep continue. We believe that this attention to client service is one of the many factors that set us clearly apart from other accountancy firms.

Our promise is to make sure we exceed your expectations at all times. While we remain honest and truthful to you, we will aim for you to pay the least amount of tax payable within the law according to proper tax planning.

Our advice to you as our client will always be pro-active, and communicated to you fully and in time.

We will always try to create time for you, listen to what you are saying, and making sure that everything you say to us plus our advice to you will be in total confidence.

We look forward to welcoming you to Smith King & Co.!