Bruce grew up locally in Oxted and went to Loughborough University to read Accounting and Financial Management, his choice based not only on its academic record but also excellent rugby team.
Unfortunately the rugby stopped fairly quickly due to injury (well that’s what he tells us!) and Bruce achieved a 2:1 but a 1st in socialising! He joined Roger Lugg and Co in the summer of 1996 as a trainee chartered accountant and qualified December 1999.
It became quickly clear to Bruce that tax was what a lot of clients were interested in and therefore he undertook the Chartered Institute of Taxation exams, passing in October 2000, qualifying him as a Chartered Tax Advisor. He has since become a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in December 2009 allowing him to use the designation FCA. Bruce’s tax knowledge made him fairly popular in the pub and Roger, seeing the potential for new clients, made him a partner in 2001.
Bruce’s relaxed and easy manner mean that clients find him approachable and easy to talk to. He ensures he is at the forefront of the latest tax planning principles and advice and is able to communicate to his clients effectively so they are not baffled by the sometimes complex tax jargon.
Whilst his attraction for all things petrol driven and passion for historic motor racing don’t fit the conventional accountant, it is his attention to detail and comprehensive use of internal systems that ensure that clients are kept up to date and informed.
Bruce is married to Clair and they live locally in Caterham with their two young boys, Harry aged 4 and George aged 2.