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We have a large number of clients working in a range of Security Industries, from Maritime Security to close protection both abroad and here in the UK.


Sports Professionals

At Whittaker & Co we understand that careers in the Professional Sports World can often be short lived, therefore it is very important that you manage your finances accordingly and plan for the future.


Oil & Gas 

We have a large number of clients working offshore in the Oil & Gas Industries. Our clients are located in the North Sea, Norwegian Arctic Shelf, and also off the West Coast of Africa.



We have a large number of clients who work as Medics in various locations around the world, including here in the UK.



We have a number of clients who have worked for some of the biggest designers in the world, and like the Sports Industry, models can have very short careers.



We have a number of clients who work in the Diving Industry, ranging from Welders to Instructors. Working in the Diving industry your options in relation to your tax will depend on various factors, your work location; your contract status; the type of vessel you are working on.



We have a large number of clients working in the Construction industry either as a self-employed contractor, a sub-contractor or an employer.


Property Investors

Property – alongside cash, bonds and shares – is one of the four most common types of investment in the UK.  You can invest in property in two ways – directly or indirectly.  Both methods involve some complicated financial issues, one being taxation.

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Whittaker and Co, a brief history...

Whittaker & Co are Tax Advisors, Accountants and Business Planners.

We were founded in 2004 and have since grown to manage accounts for clients working in various Professional Industries. The company was founded by Anna Cooperwhite as her husband worked abroad and they were unable to find any help or advice on their particular financial situation. Following a period of research and finding many more ex-Armed Forces personnel in exactly the same position, Whittaker and Co was born. As professional trends have changed over the years for ex-Armed Forces personnel so has Whittaker and Co…

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Over the weekend there were a couple of stories that caught my eye. Both related to professional sportsmen losing money due to taking bad advice.

The first story was in relation to the England Rugby Team investing over £100,000 in shares and reportedly losing this.

The second story relates to dozens of footballers who have lost, again reportedly, over £100 million, due to bad investments in film and property ventures that turned 'sour'.

The footballers were apparently given professional financial advice by one company who interestingly have made over £5 million in commission from the film investment scheme. The players lost the money due to either failed investments or due to HM Revenue & Custom investigating the investments and finding the players owed large amounts of tax.

The rugby players apparently took their advice from a more interesting source, their kit man! The kit man reportedly emailed the squad to invest in shares in a company called LGO Energy, some players took his advice and then shares plummeted from £3.27 to £0.50 per share. Whether or not this is why England performed so badly at the World Cup is up in the air but I doubt it helped!

The thing that struck in me in both stories is that these professional sportsmen at the top of their game, invested so much on the advice of just one man or one company.

Our associate Simon Kelly, founder of the ICS Group, advised a group of footballers last year and it has stuck with me ever since. During the brief he stated that "you wouldn't take your Ferrari to a dodgy backstreet mechanic", indicating that if you are seeking advice about your life savings or pension you shouldn't take advice from just one source.

It is easy to shrug off the footballers losing money as they can earn ridiculous weekly amounts; however there is a good lesson to learn. Whether you earn £200 or £200,000 per week you need to save and invest wisely.

Lee Stephens
Account Manager
T: 01686 610662
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