Pete HackletonPartner at Saffery Champness LLP
Pete advises a range of corporate and individual clients, primarily in the sports and entertainment sector. His major clients include both international and national governing bodies of sport, clubs, major venues, rights holders, other sports businesses and individuals. Pete now advises over 60 Premier League footballers on all aspects of their tax affairs.
He also provides tax advice to companies and individuals across the wider entertainment sector, including film, television, music and theatre.
In addition, Pete also has a strong client base in the entrepreneurial and owner-managed business space, focusing on providing commercially driven tax-efficient solutions in this sector.
Pete spent over 10 years at Deloitte, initially as a general corporate tax specialist in Manchester before moving to London in 2005 to lead the tax side of Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. He moved to RSM Tenon as an Associate Director in 2010, before moving on to the Sports & Entertainment Group at Saffery Champness in 2011. In 2012 Pete was listed in the Accountancy Age Top 35 under 35, and in 2015 was voted into Taxation Magazine’s Top 40 under 40.
Pete regularly speaks at industry conferences about the key taxation issues in sport, as well as appearing in all forms of media. He is well known as a trusted adviser to major stakeholders across the sports industry.
Pete is the author of a number of articles published in Taxation, Tax Journal and Accountancy Age. He is extensively quoted across the mainstream media on sports, finance and taxation issues, including the Financial Times on a number of occasions. Additionally, Pete makes regular appearances on the BBC (TV and radio) and Sky Sports News to discuss finance and taxation issues across sport.