Sports media and entertainment professionals

Our sports, media and entertainment group has worked for many years in providing technical expertise to help a wide range of professionals, organisations and governing bodies with their financial ambitions.

Sports, media and entertainment professionals experience unique earning patterns and the nature of their career means that circumstances can change very quickly. However, with careful financial planning, and by getting into good habits early, career earnings can support you, and your family, at each stage of your life and throughout retirement.

Managing your earnings will be key to fulfilling your dreams and achieving the lifestyle you are looking for. Our experience in this area means that we understand the world that you live in, the demands placed on you and how easily the day-to-day management of your financial affairs can become a secondary concern to excelling in your career.

Our expertise covers all aspects of self-employment, limited companies and partnerships. Clients include sports professionals, actors, composers, musicians, opera singers, film and TV production companies, orchestras and Instagram influencers.

How we can help

As a team of chartered financial planners, tax advisers and investment managers, we set ourselves apart in being able to take a complete view of your financial requirements.

We can also offer forensic services, helping our clients with fraud and investigations, valuations in divorce proceedings and quantifying losses in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, with particular focus on the calculation of loss of earnings and pensions.

Sport

Smith & Williamson work with some of the most talented names in sport. We understand the demands you face, which can leave little time for financial management. We work closely with you to find solutions that meet your unique requirements.

How we can help:

  • Savings in ISAs, pensions and other investments
  • Income forecasting based on different earnings and savings scenarios
  • Image rights and transfer fee planning
  • Tax efficient sponsorship deals
  • Insuring against injury or illness
  • Completing tax returns
  • Retirement income forecasting to help you retire comfortably

TV, Film and Theatre

We work with well-known names in the television, film and theatre industry, providing a service that meets individual needs.

How we can help:

  • Personal and corporate tax services, including accessing film and TV tax credits, preparation of tax returns and meeting filing deadlines
  • Savings in ISAs, pensions and other investments
  • Income forecasting based on different earnings and savings scenarios
  • VAT advice and compliance
  • Image rights
  • Structuring tax-efficient sponsorship deals
  • Retirement income forecasting to help you retire comfortably
  • VAT advice and compliance
  • Claiming additional reliefs and allowances that you might be entitled to

Music

Our clients include performers in the pop world and classical genres, artist managers, teachers and academics, and groups / ensembles.

How we can help:

  • Accounts preparation
  • UK tax return filing
  • The interaction of UK and international taxes
  • Social security and national insurance planning
  • Long-term savings in ISAs, pensions and other investments
  • VAT advice and compliance
  • Foreign entertainers UK tax reporting requirements
  • Royalty accounting
  • Tax reliefs available to the creative sectors

Digital Media

Our team work closely with you to deliver tailored advice across every aspect of your personal finances.

How we can help:

  • Savings in ISAs, pensions and other investments
  • Completing tax returns
  • Income forecasting based on different earnings and savings scenarios
  • VAT advice and compliance
  • Structuring tax-efficient sponsorship deals

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not receive back the original amount invested.

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