Meet the team
Pankaj Patel FCA
Founder and Managing Director
Pankaj qualified at KPMG and, using the knowledge and expertise he gained there, ventured out on his own; he knows first-hand what it takes to run and grow a business, starting from a small operation with one part-time staff member, to 15 members in the team today.
As Managing Director Pankaj is always on hand to advise clients on all accounting, audit and taxation matters. As a specialist in the retail and healthcare sectors, Pankaj keeps up to date on current issues and policy updates. He takes a keen interest in advising clients to ensure they achieve their goals, be it growth, profitability, stability or tax efficient solutions.
When not at work Pankaj is often found in the kitchen, with a glass of red at hand. He likes nothing better than creating culinary masterpieces. He is also partial to a game of golf and is very proud of his ‘Hole in One’ - if you visit us at the office you can see the framed certificate.
Chetan Kamdar FCCA
Chetan is a Chartered Certified Accountant with more than 15 years of experience in accountancy, business and personal tax. Chetan specialises in helping entrepreneurial owner managed businesses, as well as assisting charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Throughout his career he has helped a number of start-up businesses to understand their needs and obligations, and build the foundations towards achieving their goals. He achieves great satisfaction in assisting businesses to go from an idea to a start-up and then on to success. As well as overseeing the audit department at Aequitas, Chetan has a large portfolio of clients in a variety of sectors. He is also responsible for technical training and career advancement within the firm.
Chetan is married with two children and his hobbies include cricket and music.
Darshan Bhavsar ACCA
Darshan qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2010 and is currently working as a Manager at the practice.
With over 10 years of experience, he has all-round knowledge in accounts, VAT, taxation and corporate finance, as well as bespoke tax planning, with a primary focus in advising on minimising income tax and corporation tax for sole traders and limited companies.
He specialises in supporting start-up businesses, offering advice on the most suitable business structure, and preparing and evaluating business plans and forecasts. His client portfolio operates in a large range of sectors, including retail, IT, construction, investment property, and the healthcare sector.
Other expertise includes business due diligence, buying and selling businesses, and share restructuring for corporate organisations.
Darshan is an active networker and spends time promoting our firm via the local BNI group.
Away from work, Darshan enjoys playing badminton, cricket and travelling. He also enjoys music, reading, and socialising with friends and family.