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Who Are We

The AVS VAT team takes pride in being proactive, thorough, approachable – and instinctively saving clients’ money! Excellent customer service is incredibly important to us. Whilst many people dread VAT issues, we love our work! Isolating and dealing with potential VAT problems is our forte.

Melanie Lord is a Chartered Tax Advisor with over 30 years VAT experience, initially working for HM Customs & Excise then moving on to head up the North East VAT practice for a Big Four firm before founding AVS in 1994.

Melanie Lord

Melanie Lord


Melanie likes: Time with her sons, walking the dog, gardening, good food – both cooking and eating, conversation and good wine with friends, and of course shoes. Melanie dislikes: Waste, injustice, bad customer service, instant coffee and pears.

AVS skills include:
VAT, Support for commercial property lawyers, Understanding issues and isolating VAT implications, Indirect Taxation, Tax, VAT & Property, Precious Metals, UK VAT Agency for non-UK businesses, International Tax, Academies, Tax Advisory, Financial Reporting, Business Advisory, Tax Law and Accounting.

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