Martin Gibbs

Managing Partner

Martin is Dafferns managing partner, driving the strategic development and growth of the firm and helping clients maximise value, pay less tax and plan what comes next.


Audit, assurance, and accounts
Micro and small owner managed businesses
Corporate finance – merger and acquisitions
Exit route planning
Business Strategy and planning

Vice Chair of AGN International EMEA

What are your hobbies and interests?
I’m a keen cyclist, both on road and off, clocking up over 3,000km of cycling in 2018.

Husband to one, father to two, grandfather to one and with two Flatcoated Retrievers, we spend as much free time as possible in the Derbyshire Peak District, walking and riding bikes.

I like good coffee, gadgets, technology, social media and  photography.

Professional qualifications

  • FCCA
  • Accredited Mindshop facilitator – AMSF

Other appointments

Chair of AGN International EMEA Region

Leading the EMEA region of AGN International

Making connections to help Dafferns clients do business around the world

Martin and AGN

Supporting business in Coventry and Warwickshire

Martin was the 2015 Chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire First – the voice of business professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire
and is also a Placeboard member of Coventry and Warwickshire Champions


Audit Accounts and Assurance

Clients range from £40m plus turnover groups to small self-employed contractors and include UK subsidiaries of overseas groups, manufacturing, service, construction, consulting and software companies as well as third sector not for profit organisations and charities.


Small Business

Martin leads the Dafferns Small Business Services team – Leveraging technology and the cloud, with Xero and Sage accounts, to streamline the year end accounts and tax process.


Corporate Finance

Martin also has extensive corporate finance experience, including buying, selling and restructuring businesses, due diligence reviews, advising MBO teams and Exit Route Planning.


Business Strategy and Planning

As an accredited Mindshop facilitator, Martin has a keen focus on providing strategic business advice, taking a holistic or 360 degree approach, linking together personal and business tax and wealth planning.


Martin’s BREXIT blogs

Martin likes talking about BREXIT and all views in these posts are his own

Corporate Services Team

Small Business Team