Gavin West, Director
Ampla has over 17 years experience in indirect tax, including working with HM Revenue & Customs, the betting & gaming industry and in practice within the Big 4. We have extensive experience of VAT partial exemption; HMRC inspections and disputes; litigation and instructing Counsel; place of supply and fixed establishment issues as well as being able to assist clients with all aspects of indirect tax compliance and reporting;
Whilst working within the Big 4, Gavin West (Director at Ampla) was responsible for leading indirect tax services to the betting industry across the UK & Ireland and also played a key role delivering the firm’s strategy in this area.
During 13 years working within the betting and gaming industry we have gained experience of working with all key stakeholders including operators, regulators, trade associations ; HMRC, Treasury, leading Counsel, and solicitors and professional advisors.
What our clients say
I have worked alongside Gavin over the last few years with a couple of mutual clients. I have found his sector knowledge, subject knowledge and professionalism second to none and would gladly work with him again in the future.
Ray StoneBusiness Modeller
I have known Gavin since 2008 when I worked on the Gaming Executive Summit and can say Gavin is one of the first people I go to for advice on the gaming sector. Gavin through an intrinsic knowledge of the gaming sector has always provided me with first class help assistance and is someone I have and continue to enjoy working with immensely
Gaming Executive SummitSimon Westbury
Highly personable and knowledgeable Gavin is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Le Prevost ConsultancyRobin Le Prevost / CEO
Ampla has provided a number of indirect tax technical services to the Group. Their extensive industry and indirect tax experience and professional approach seeks to deliver an efficient and effective level of service -
Aspers GroupMartyn Kennedy / Finance Director
Gavin assisted on a number of high profile projects during what was a very demanding and challenging period all round in the business and sector - he was always a pleasure to work with as well as being a good 'sounding board' which was really appreciated as well.
Matthew GarrettSenior Manager
Gavin is in my experience an unsurpassed expert in his field. Easy to work with, Gavin provides clear and comprehensive advice. I enjoy working with him and commend him for his work.
Mishcon de ReyaLes Allen / Partner