Meet the Team

Our dedicated team will provide support as you need it and will quickly feel like an extension of your team, offering trustworthy, expert advice - just like having an in-house accountant taking care of your financials.

We invest time and commitment in understanding your business to deliver services tailored to you, bringing valuable knowledge and insight to improve business effectiveness.

Our personal approach ensures that we meet and exceed client expectations without compromising on quality or service.

Deval Patel

Deval Patel

Partner, FCCA

Deval heads the Business Services Department of Gerald Edelman which offers a broad range of business services and total accounting solutions in addition to statutory and compliance matters. Deval handles a considerable portfolio of diverse clients across multiple sectors.

Deval has vast experience of working with start-ups and SMEs to achieve significant growth through the provision of financial and strategic advice. He is adept at helping businesses to make informed decisions through the delivery of timely and accurate financial management information. Deval particularly enjoys taking a hands-on approach to closely support small to medium businesses in their development, gaining a thorough understanding of their needs and helping clients to identify forthcoming issues and facilitate value-added planning.

Deval offers corporate and VAT advisory services as well as personal tax advice, helping clients to achieve greater tax efficiency in their financial planning.

Deval qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1989 and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah

Partner, FCCA

Ajay is a highly experienced general practice accountant servicing an ever increasing client portfolio in the Business Services Department. He dedicates a significant proportion of his time to assisting smaller and growing businesses including owner managed enterprises. With particular expertise in the areas of VAT and Tax Valuations, Ajay enjoys advising on the day-to-day accountancy needs of his clients and the more complex challenges they face.

Ajay also provides corporate tax advice, as well as servicing the personal tax needs of his clients.

Having worked as an accountant in industry as well as private practice, Ajay fully understands the challenges that face business owners, whether they are start-ups, established SMEs, partnerships or sole practitioners. He takes particular pleasure in working closely with clients as their financial adviser, assisting them in managing and strengthening their fiscal structures and therefore their business’ long term growth and profitability.

Having qualified in 1996, Ajay is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also holds a VAT Diploma.

“I have greatly benefitted from their advice. All recommendations given are explained in great detail so that one is able to make an accurate assessment.”
“The team have always responded above and beyond the normal support which might be expected.”