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Neil Smith

Finance Director

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: Neil Smith
  • Direct Telephone: + 44 (0) 121 234 0196
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  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7779 785 461


Neil spent 14 years at Grant Thornton where he gained considerable experience of auditing and advising a wide range of privately owned and publicly listed business across many sectors. Neil joined Gateley LLP in 2008.

As well as Company Secretary for the Gateley Group, he is also the Group’s compliance office for finance and administration (COFA) together with a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.


Neil has more than 20 years’ experience working in the accountancy profession where he specialised in the professional services industry.

He joined Gateley LLP in 2008 and was appointed as the firm’s Finance Director in 2011. Neil became the first none lawyer to be appointed as Partner within Gateley LLP following its successful application to become an Alternative Business Structure in January 2014.


Neil was a member of the management team on Gateley LLP’s acquisition of what was Hallwells LLP in 2010 and, following his involvement in its admission to AIM, he was appointed to the Board of Gateley (Holdings) Plc in 2015.


Neil enjoys playing golf and is a member of Hagley Golf & Country Club. Other interests include spending time with his family, fishing and watching sport.