about the speaker

Esther Carder’s clients appreciate her professional, approachable manner and her ability to deliver business advice in an unambiguous and easy-to-understand way. This, together with her depth of knowledge of the media sector, means that she is able to add commercially to the technical advice that she gives.

Esther has some 28 years’ experience working with owner-managed businesses and has been a partner specializing in the media and marketing services industry for 21 years, an area she is passionate about. She describes the sector as not only interesting but motivating because of the energetic and entrepreneurial people it attracts. In her own words: “If there can be a sexy area of accountancy, then media is it!”

Esther has responsibility for a portfolio of clients in the marketing services sector. As well as advising on routine areas of compliance such as audit and tax, she also advises regularly on specialist areas, including employee incentive schemes, EOTs, strategic advisory services and valuations. She also works closely alongside M&A transactions, advising on pre-sale grooming and tax planning, company restructures and due diligence.

Esther is Treasurer of BIMA. She also speaks regularly at seminars, is widely quoted in trade press and is involved with the scrutiny of the submissions to the annual PR Week Top 150 and Design Week Top 100.