Fylde Tax Accountants

tel: 01253 398082

About Us

We specialise in providing tax-planning and accounting services, exclusively for property investors. We can also deal with non-property companies and sole trades, for clients who also have non-property interests e.g. a contractor / consultant companies.

The firm is led by Stephen Fay, an experienced property investor with a substantial property portfolio, built up since 1999. This combination of expert property tax knowledge, combined with real-life property investment experience over 20+ years, enables us to offer property investors a unique service.

Most of the team have been with the company for many years, and as a group of people we have a wealth of expertise and experience, to help property investors with their tax-planning and accounting needs.

Find out more about our services or contact us today to see how we can help.


Stephen Fay BSc FCA

Stephen Fay BSc FCA

Stephen, the firm’s Principal, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a large international firm (Arthur Andersen, who subsequently became Deloitte), in 2000, and worked for various large banks and financial services companies before becoming self-employed in 2004.

Stephen has been a property investor since 1999, and along with his wife, has built up a self-managed multi-million pound residential property portfolio. Stephen is well-known in property investment circles, and writes monthly pieces for several national property magazines, and also supplies quotes and commentary to various national media outlets.

In his spare time, Stephen likes to play football with his two young sons, support Manchester United, and enjoy good Malbec wine.

Contact me: stephenfay@fyldetaxaccountants.co.uk

Gary Major BSc ACA CTA

Gary Major BSc ACA CTA

Gary is a Senior Manager, having qualified in 2005, acquiring a wealth of experience with a medium-sized firm before then joining a large international firm (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, known as ‘PwC’) and completing the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification (the highest UK tax qualification).

Gary joined our firm in 2011, and along with Stephen is a primary contact for clients, able to explain our work in plain English to clients, and provide tax-planning advice for a range of scenarios, including for individuals, companies, & partnerships.

In his spare time, Gary is a father of two young sons, and supports Preston North End FC.

Contact me: garymajor@fyldetaxaccountants.co.uk

Catherine Henshall BSc ACCA

Catherine Henshall BSc ACCA

Catherine is a Senior Accountant, having qualified with our firm in 2018 as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), scoring particularly high marks throughout this qualification phase. Before joining us in 2015, Catherine read Mathematics at University, achieving an ‘Upper Second’ (2:1) degree class. Catherine’s main area of expertise is dealing with complex property companies and partnerships, as well as personal and corporate tax-planning.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys fitness and fashion, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact me: catherinehenshall@fyldetaxaccountants.co.uk

Charlotte Faiers BSc ACCA

Charlotte Faiers BSc ACCA

Charlotte is a Senior Accountant, having qualified with our firm in 2020 as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), scoring particularly high marks throughout this qualification phase. Before joining us in 2016, Charlotte read Mathematics at University, achieving a First Class degree result. Charlotte main area of expertise is dealing with property investment & development companies, partnerships & individuals, including corporate groups and unusual scenarios.

In her spare time, Charlotte is interested in health and fitness, and supports Manchester United & Wigan Warriors.

Contact me: charlottefaiers@fyldetaxaccountants.co.uk

James Fay

James Fay

James is an Accountant, and has been with our firm for over 10 years. His main area of expertise is dealing with private landlords, including rental accounts & CGT work, personal and partnership tax returns work, and some types of property companies. James also looks after the important office admin required for the company to operate compliantly, such as client on-boarding, Engagement Letters, anti-money laundering checks, and software and systems operations.

In his spare time, James enjoys weight-training, preparing and enjoying good food, and watching Arsenal FC not win trophies!

Contact me: jamesfay@fyldetaxaccountants.co.uk

Benjamin Robinson BSc

Benjamin Robinson BSc

Benjamin is an Accountant, currently in the final year of his Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) exams. Benjamin joined our firm in 2020, following previous experience at a larger firm since 2018. Benjamin read Accounting & Finance at University, achieving a First Class degree result. Benjamin deals with all types of trading and property companies, plus PAYE & VAT compliance and Companies House submissions.

In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys films and gaming, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact me: benjaminrobinson@fyldetaxaccountants.co.uk