BDO Advisory


55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU

Operational Improvement Change Management Transformation

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy

Glass Door
Team Size 500+
Established 1903
Organic growth revenue increase in 2019
Gender Diversity 47% Female employees, 2017 record

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy

We make the time and effort to understand our clients’ businesses and markets. Our partners and staff are specialists in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping clients overcoming the challenges they face. We aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as our clients.

Our approach and expertise are what help us deliver exceptional client service. 95% of our clients would recommend us. Our vision is being an independent sustainably profitable and globally focused business, known for helping people and businesses succeed.

Our core purpose – helping you succeed – has been a guiding force for our business decisions and how we have operated every day for the last four years.

We operate from 17 offices, covering all major business centres, so that we can be close to our clients. We employ 5,500 people who are allowed to be themselves; taking responsibility for their work and their relationships with clients. All our people share core values that underpin both our culture and the value that we bring to our clients.

BDO LLP is a key member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms. The firms have representation in 167 territories, with 88,000 people working out of 1,800 offices. Being a member of the BDO global network allows us to meet the needs of clients who are growing and trading internationally.


We value each other as individuals and we work together to achieve our personal and professional ambitions. You have a voice and your opinion counts. You’re encouraged to shape your career according to your strengths, skills and personality. You’ll be challenged and supported in equal measure.

Our friendly and inclusive culture is built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.

We offer an unparalleled breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.

Founders & Leaders

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Peter Acloque

Audit Partner, Natural Resources & Energy, BDO London - Baker Street

Pete is an Audit partner in the London Natural Resources & Energy team. Building on his background as a geologist, Pete has 19 years’ experience working with international oil and gas, mining and renewable energy companies. This has included providing audit, capital markets, advisory and assurance services to FTSE, AIM, private equity backed and privately owned businesses. Pete is a hands-on partner who values teamwork and places great importance on professional and personal development. In his spare time, Pete can be found with his 3 sons doing outdoor activities including biking, fishing and diving.

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Helen Adams

Tax Dispute Resolution Principal CTA, FCA, TEP, BDO London - Baker Street

Helen Adams is a Tax Investigations specialist with experience of managing complex investigations into cases of tax avoidance and suspected serious tax fraud. She is experienced at all stages of the investigation including attending HMRC interviews with clients, preparing disclosure reports, negotiating penalties, managing expectations and resolving queries. Helen specialises in managing investigations opened by HMRC under Codes of Practice 8 (tax avoidance) and 9 (suspected serious fraud). As a CEDR accredited mediator, Helen advises on using ADR to resolve tax disputes.

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Gurpal Ahluwalia

Partner, BDO London - Baker Street

Gurpal heads up BDO’s Healthcare and Life Sciences strategy consulting and commercial due diligence offerings in the UK. He has deep sector experience including many years as a doctor specialising in cardiothoracic surgery. Previous to joining BDO, he worked on a broad range of projects at the Boston Consulting Group and KPMG. He has led multiple commercial due diligence and strategy engagements across med tech, pharma, health and social care both in the UK and internationally.

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Ken Almand

Partner, BDO London - Baker Street

Ken has 21 years’ of experience specialising in transfer pricing gained at HM Revenue & Customs, a Big 4 accountancy firm and mid-market firms. He works across industry sectors and specialises in helping businesses to optimise their transfer pricing strategies and fulfil compliance obligations. His experience includes: advising the UK government on transfer pricing policy issues, formulating UK transfer pricing legislation and anti-avoidance rules.

Where next? A New Economy
We are living in a time of unprecedented change. Brexit, emerging markets, technology and regulation are changing the fundamentals of the way we live and do business. But with great change there is also great opportunity. A ‘new economy’ is needed which can help the UK thrive post-Brexit by making the most of its mid-sized entrepreneurial businesses, by balancing growth by sector and by region and by ensuring open and simple access to world markets and global talent.


  • Our Values ensure that as a regulated business we act with integrity, we do what is right and they guide everything that we do
  • Our Values start with each of us as an individual. We live the Values, we lead by example and it is our fundamental way of ‘being’
  • Our Values help us all to be the best version of ourselves and encourage an environment that is inclusive and open


  • Service Charge Accountancy Firm of the Year, ARMA ACE Awards, 2018, 2019
  • Meilleur Employeur France 2017, Capital, 2017
  • Most Attractive Employers, Universum, 2016

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