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The London Vet Show is one of the world’s most established veterinary exhibitions, bringing together thousands of vets from across the industry into an action-packed two-day event.

Last year’s exhibition saw more than 5,000 visitors descend on London’s ExCel Centre, representing more than 20% of the entire UK veterinary population.

This year, Gorilla Accounting will be joining Simply Locums at the event, providing one-to-one accountancy consultations and financial advice to those working in the veterinary industry.

We’ll be sending along Operations Director, Richard Hepburn, ensuring that visitors have access to specialist accountancy advice from Gorilla Accounting.

Richard will be taking bookings in the lead up to and at the event, with fifteen-minute slots available throughout. These free consultations are a fantastic opportunity for locums to ask any questions about accountancy, tax planning and ongoing financial strategies. 

Take a look at Richard’s video below for more information on Gorilla Accounting’s appearance at the London Vet Show.

Who Are Simply Locums? 

Simply Locums offer an accessible, easy to use platform designed to match locums with their perfect job. They aren’t a recruitment agency – instead, they provide a forum-based community for veterinary practices and locums to engage as and when needed.

Rather than driving candidates into unwanted roles, their aim is to connect vets, nurses and practices together for the betterment of the industry as a whole. 

Why do locums need an accountant?

Operating as a locum is an incredibly flexible, varied and rewarding way to enjoy your career as a vet, however, it does come with added financial responsibilities that you may not have come across as a permanent employee.

The first challenge is deciding whether to operate under an umbrella or limited company, both have their advantages and disadvantages. Working under an umbrella company closely matches the business conditions you’d be under as a traditional employee. All of your taxes will be deducted at source; however, you won’t benefit from the tax advantages that can come with running a limited company. 

If you decide to go down the limited company route, you’ll need to incorporate the business with Companies House whilst setting up all necessary insurances, business bank accounts, shareholder agreements and more. This can be as time-consuming as it is confusing, however, accountancy firms like Gorilla Accounting will be able to do all of this for you as part of our service.

As a locum, your accountant will take care of your business tax affairs, as well as providing ongoing advice when you need it. The peace of mind that comes with having a professional to turn to when you need them most can be invaluable when setting up a business.

The London Vet Show

The London Vet Show has been running since 2009 and has grown in visitor numbers by a whopping 400% since launch. This multi-award-winning show is run in conjunction with the Royal Veterinary College and the British Veterinary Association, making it a must-attend show for anyone in the industry. 

It offers an excellent learning environment with a myriad of sponsor-led workshops, networking seminars and countless opportunities for business growth. There are already more than 200 inspirational speakers appearing at the two-day event, delivering over 1,000 hours of the very latest advances in the veterinary industry. 

This year, more than 450 vendors will be gracing London’s ExCel Centre, showcasing ground-breaking technology, techniques and products to help UK vets continue to offer only the best to their clients.

To book an appointment with Richard Hepburn at the London Vet Show, please email or get in touch on 0330 024 0406. For more information about our all-inclusive accountancy package for Locum Vets, see here