Mark is a Chartered Certified Accountant and started Mark Carr & Co in May 1999, deciding to dedicate the practice to looking after the accountancy, financial and tax advisory needs of those involved in the entertainment industry.
In April 2018 Mark Carr & Co became part of the Streets organisation and its specialist media and entertainment arm, Streets Media Group. This enables Mark to continue to look after his clients, expand the services offered and to look after a growing portfolio of clients.
Mark regularly attends the Actors Centre, London, the UK’s leading organisation which supports actors throughout their careers. Mark offers financial support and guidance to actors attending the Centre. He also presents on aspects of finance and tax at various Drama Schools.
Ian has and continues to be instrumental in the development of the Streets Media Group. From the early days of his first clients to today with the firm’s growing reputation in the media industry, he has retained his personal interest and passion for supporting and looking after his clients. Ian is at home dealing with a runner starting out on their career path to an Oscar winning Director.
Ian’s work with his clients covers a wide range of services from budgeting and sales and acquisitions to project fundraising. This work includes the use of crowd sourcing platforms, advising on film tax credits relief and assisting with investment through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
James joined Streets in 2013 having previously worked for a top 20 media based practice in the West End of London. As a Partner with over 15 years experience of working with clients within the media sector he has experience in dealing with clients both in front of and behind the camera, from start ups to established production companies. His practical approach to his clients and offers a personal service tailored to each individual client’s requirements.
Rory is responsible for looking after a growing portfolio of media and entertainment clients. In particular his focus is on ensuring clients’ affairs are managed in a timely and efficient manner and that their financial affairs are in order. He is also on hand to provide advice about general tax planning and compliance, along with the use of cloud accounting apps and software to make record keeping easier.
Whilst clients benefit from his expertise as an accountant, they also benefit from his knowledge and understanding of the media industry. Prior to joining Streets Media Group, Rory qualified with a Top 20 UK accountancy firm with a boutique offering in media. He welcomes the opportunity and challenge of being part of a firm totally dedicated to the industry, with a broader service provision and diversity of clients.
Erica Manderfield joined Streets in 1990 after qualifying as a Tax Consultant with a Top Six Firm, she began her career as a special compliance executive in H M Revenue & Customs and is now a Tax Partner.
Erica has a wealth of expertise in PAYE Compliance matters, including H M Revenue & Customs enquiries, status issues, Benefits in kind, and related expenses issues. She provides in house PAYE compliance checks for all types of businesses with a view to limiting potential PAYE liabilities. She gives advice on company cars and the provision to employees of tax effective benefits and other assets.
Erica, as part of Streets Media Group, works closely with high net worth clients in relation to Inheritance tax and trust tax planning matters, to help provide long term tax planning strategies.
Tom is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience of looking after the financial and tax needs of clients, including those who are self employed as well as limited companies and company directors.
Tom has a wealth of knowledge covering all aspects of accountancy and taxation including VAT, R&D tax credits, PAYE, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax. His empathy for clients and understanding of their needs means he is ideally placed and widely appreciated by those in the media and entertainment sector.
Paul became Chairman of the Streets Group in 2003 and has a wealth of experience, advising on all aspects of accounting, taxation and investment but with a strong auditing bias. His client base encompasses PLCs, international private groups, foreign companies, professional firms and family companies.