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Tax-free childcare roll out
The implementation of Tax-Free Childcare, the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare, is being rolled out ...Read more >
7 Feb 2018
HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages
HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages ‘with 90 percent of the most convi...Read more >
5 Feb 2018
Updated list of professional subscriptions
Employees are allowed to claim tax relief on their annual professional fees or subscriptions to some HMRC approved professional organisation...Read more >
2 Feb 2018
Rules of the office
As more and more offices become open plan, it becomes essentially important to think of others. Each office needs its own rules,...Read more >
22 Feb 2018
Coffee trade show
There’s something quite relaxing about sitting down with your favourite hot drink. Whether its tea or coffee everyone’s definiti...Read more >
15 Feb 2018
Latest job figures
The latest job figures are disappointing showing that the West Midlands has the highest unemployment rate in the UK. The Office for National...Read more >
1 Feb 2018
After completing a BA Honours degree in Business Studies, Laurence joined Prime (formerly Pilley & Florsham) as the firm’s first Chartered Accountant trainee. He qualified in 1983 and was presented with the Warwickshire Prize for being the highest placed Warwickshire Society student in the Institute's finals.
After qualifying, Laurence left and joined his father in practice in Leamington Spa. When his father retired in 1985, they merged the practice with that of Pilley & Florsham and became the Leamington branch office. Laurence was appointed a partner of Pilleys in January 1986.
While being very much a general practitioner, Laurence has a particular interest in, and a lot of experience of, the effective use of IT in business. As well as continually developing the IT strategy for the Prime Group, Laurence advises clients on their IT requirements. He is a member of the Chartered Institute's IT Faculty. Outside of the office, Laurence is a Governor of a Catholic Secondary School in Coventry and Finance Director of The Albany Theatre Trust.
Laurence is IT and VAO Director of the Prime Group.
Outside of work he has an interest in music and used to play keyboards in various local bands. Amongst his very varied client portfolio, Laurence acts for professional musicians, groups and entertainers.
Photography and videography is also an interest.