Q1 2024: GS Verde Group Round-Up

Q1 2024: GS Verde Group Round-Up

GS Verde Group has had an exciting start to the year as we look back at Q1. Having made significant appointments, key achievements, and reaching significant milestones, the Group has successfully navigated the first stepping stones for this year's plans.

2024 started with a bang as GS Verde Group was admitted to trade on the prestigious JP Jenkins share dealing platform in the first week of January. Completing the seven-figure raise resulted in a £9m post-money valuation for the Group on the platform.

JP Jenkins is the UK's oldest secondary market and is known for providing share trading for household brands such as Weetabix and Dyson, as well as football clubs such as Manchester City FC. Securing the investment and admission to JP Jenkins in the first quarter of the year is a huge accomplishment for GS Verde Group and has been a springboard for more exciting announcements in Q1.

Q1 2024: GS Verde Group Round-Up

At the end of January, GS Verde Group appointed James Lewis as a new non-executive director. James Lewis brings over 25 years of experience as a corporate finance and capital markets specialist, having worked for major investment banks including Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, and Big 4 accountancy practices such as Deloitte and KPMG. With a year of more exciting plans ahead for the Group, introducing James' expertise to the board at this pivotal time in the company is invaluable.

A key achievement in Q1 for GS Verde Group was being named the most active deal maker in Experian's Market IQ 2023 full-year report, retaining the number 1 position on both legal and financial tables in Wales, the only firm to feature on both lists. It's the third year that GS Verde Group has secured the top position in Wales, highlighting the unique advantage of its multidiscipline team. GS Verde Group was also ranked in the Top 3 of the UK and Ireland M&A Mandate League Table for Q4 2023 published by Dealsuite.

Q1 2024: GS Verde Group Round-Up

Heading into February, GS Verde Group appointed Emma Jones as a new Associate Tax Director, a strategic move to strengthen the Group's specialist tax offering as she heads up the team. With 22 years as a corporate tax adviser, accountancy, tax clearance and tax planning, Emma's appointment solidifies GS Verde Group's commitment to providing clients with comprehensive tax advisory services.

Q1 2024: GS Verde Group Round-Up

GS Verde Group further expanded the specialist tax team in March with the appointment of Senior Tax Manager, Chelsea Fellows. Chelsea brings 13 years of experience as a tax specialist to her role, lending her expertise and specialist knowledge to GS Verde Group as she further strengthens this key strategic team.

GS Verde Group has worked on several M&A transactions throughout Q1, including an MBO, equity funding rounds, Employee Ownership deals, and multiple acquisitions. This has set the Group up for success for the remainder of the year as it has numerous deals in the pipeline throughout 2024.

As we move into Q2, GS Verde Group is looking ahead to further recruitment to leadership teams in Bristol and Dublin, and a presence across other locations across the UK will be established with the recruitment of a new team of Business Development Managers.

The GS Verde Group are the business-focused experts in getting deals done. The group combines multiple disciplines including law, tax, finance, and communications, to provide end-to-end support as a complete advisory team, optimising and de-risking the entire process.


"GS Verde Tax & Accountants have been invaluable during an important and rapid growth phase of our business."

Nick & Jon Bird, Partners, SquareBird

"There are lots of accountancy firms that we could have chosen from to work with however there was a distinct difference in the approach and service level that was offered by GS Verde Tax & Accountants."

Kevin Dunn, Director, UKMD Ltd

"They are our finance team; and they are on top of our accounts and our financial strategy. We rely on their expertise to help us drive our business forward and they meet every aspect of our needs"

Mike Stephens, Director, English County Contracts Ltd

"We know that we cannot get a better or more reliable service – we don’t even have to think about it. GS Verde Tax & Accountants go beyond the call of duty"

Jonathan Gould, Managing Director, GWorks Ltd

"Worth absolutely every single penny – this is the single best decision we have made in the last year. For every single person we have spoken to at GS Verde Tax & Accountants – nothing is too much."

Hannah Kennard, Director, AK Plant Services Limited

"I feel valued as a client. I get rapid responses to any emails or calls; and I must say the GS Verde Tax & Accountants team are brilliant. I already feel freer to concentrate on setting the strategic direction for the business"

Mark Burland, Director, First Class Comms Ltd t/a FCC