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Keir Singleton
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Keir Singleton
Managing Director
Keir was appointed managing director of Harwood Hutton at the age of 39, just 18 years after joining the firm as a trainee accountant.

Keir leads from the front and for the past few years has run the largest portfolio of clients within Harwood Hutton. He has also been responsible for generating much of the new business won by the firm. He has a number of clients in the IT and property sectors, where he specialises.

“Clients expect us to truly understand their business and help them make key decisions,” says Keir. “The experience I gained running a large and diverse portfolio was excellent preparation for becoming managing director.

“With the support of my highly experienced boardroom colleagues and superb team, I am building on the strong client service culture we have at Harwood Hutton, a culture established by my predecessor, John Brace, who was an inspiration.”

After completing a Mathematics degree at Oxford University, Keir showed a keen business instinct. He became a computer programmer, surfed the dot-com boom and wiped out his student debts.

Keir was in the National Youth Orchestra, playing flute, piano and guitar; played badminton at county level and swam for his club. He still plays squash and five-a-side football.

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Client Testimonials
  • I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.

    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
  • Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.

    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
  • I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.

    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
  • They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
  • I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.

    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
  • Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.

    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
  • We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.

    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
  • We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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