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Esme Shakeshaft is the Managing Partner of our Isle of Wight Office and is also Statutory Auditor and Payroll Outsourcing Manager.

With 35 years of experience and technical knowledge gained in the owner managed business sector, my approach is to build strong relationships, understand your business, share knowledge, and ensure you make informed business decisions using tax efficient strategies.

Esme has broad audit experience to include education, academies, charities and solicitors. She provides corporate and personal tax advice; and also profit extraction, succession planning and wealth management services.

Her sector specialisms include agriculture, renewable energy, hospitality and leisure, and professional practices.

Esme is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to thrive and succeed, their determination and drive fuels her own ambition for the success of the team.


  • Audit
  • Employer consulting & payroll
  • Private client tax


  • Education
  • Hotels and leisure
  • Owner managed businesses
  • Energy mining and renewables
  • Professional practices
  • Technology and media