Members of AGN International

Dafferns – A regional accounting firm with international reach


A regional accounting firm with international reach – Dafferns act for a significant number of businesses with an international footprint and assist many foreign businesses with their UK investments

Andy Bewick – Dafferns International Contact Partner

Helping Dafferns clients do business abroad and overseas companies do business in the UK

Dafferns are members of AGN International

AGN International is a worldwide association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses with 200 members in 100 countries worldwide.

AGN International – member

We are a member of the Department for International Trade’s UK Investment Support Directory

The UK Investment Support Directory is a collection of companies that have the skills and experience in helping overseas businesses set up or expand in the UK.

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A regional accounting firm with international reach

As a regional accounting firm with international reach, we act for a significant number of businesses with an international footprint and assist many foreign businesses with their UK investments

Our international projects

  • Assisting a UK based chemicals client with tax advice in Sweden and arranged a meeting for client to meet with the AGN firm during their visit to Sweden
  • Assisting a client set up subsidiaries in Singapore and Canada
  • Completing a transfer pricing project with an AGN member firm in Germany to assist a client with a subsidiary in Germany
  • Assisting a UK company in automotive sector set up for VAT in France
  • Assisting a UK company in the renewable energy sector set up in Italy
  • Acquisition of an IT business in the UK by an overseas investor based in Denmark
  • Completing R&D tax credit maximisation for UK subsidiary of a German Group

Our international projects continued

  • Advising on corporate tax optimisation following an international group reorganisation
  • Cross border VAT advisory between the UK and Ireland
  • Visit to German subsidiary of UK group to complete group financial statements
  • Completion of group audit and tax reporting of UK subsidiaries into USA, German, Dutch, Irish, Spanish, Austrian, Italian, Belgian and Chinese owned groups
  • VAT reporting in the Czech Republic for a UK group
  • Helping a UK company in the automotive sector set up a subsidiary in Slovakia

International contacts

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Martin Gibbs

Managing Partner

Brian Jukes

Corporate Tax Partner

Andy Bewick

Corporate and International Services Partner

Lucy Hatton

Corporate and Charity Services Director

Harrison Stern

Corporate Services Senior Manager

The Classic Components Group have worked with Dafferns since the Group first set up their UK operations in 1999. Throughout that time Dafferns have proven themselves to be a valuable and dependable business partner on all business matters, keeping us compliant with local legislation and providing additional cross border advice when we need it. In recent years Dafferns helped us find a new accountant in Germany using their international connections.

The Dafferns team are accessible and we are very grateful for Dafferns professional support. We would recommend them to anyone looking for an accountant and business advisor in the UK.

Nasser Shamsian – Global CFO – Classic Components Corp – Torrance, CA

We switched from a top 10 accountancy firm to develop in a short period of time a fantastic working relationship with Andy Bewick and Brian Jukes at Dafferns. They understood our business and delivered professional service in accounting, auditing, taxation and general business advice.

I don’t think we could possibly be in better hands, receiving the bespoke support you’d expect from a boutique firm with the technical back-up you’d expect from of a large accountancy firm.

Adriana Dan – Finance Manager – Ad Hoc Property Management Ltd

About AGN International

AGN International Ltd and its regional affiliates, together “AGN” is a not-for-profit worldwide membership association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses.

AGN does not provide services to the clients of its members, which are provided by Members alone.

AGN and its Members are not in partnership together, they are neither agents of nor obligate one another, and they are not responsible or liable for each other’s services, actions or inactions.

excellent. connected. individual


Dafferns and AGN International


Member firms worldwide

With 200 member firms, AGN International is amongst the top 10 accounting associations in the world



AGN International is represented by members in approaching 100 countries


International Businesses

Over 20% of our 2020 year end fees came from UK subsidiaries of international groups and UK companies with international subsidiaries

Our latest International posts

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AGN Excellent+ Seminar in Malaga, the Tax perspective

Karen Keeling


AGN International EMEA Conference 2019 in Cyprus

Martin Gibbs


The importance of remaining excellent, connected and individual

Martin Gibbs


BREXIT Uncertainty, but investment opportunities still exist!

Martin Gibbs


Video – Dafferns at the AGN International World Congress 2018, in Washington DC

Martin Gibbs


‘The world is your oyster’ How Dafferns help clients do business around the world

Andy Bewick


AGN International EMEA Conference 2018 in Edinburgh

Martin Gibbs