MY INVITE TO THE WEST HAM UTD TEAM PHOTO SHOOT – 2014/15

30 September 2014 finally arrived – and at last I would pick up my silent auction ‘prize’ from the West Ham Utd 2014 Players Awards dinner.

The prize – being included in a photo of the West Ham Utd 2014/15 squad – complete with fantastic new signings Alex Song, Diafra Sakho, and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Here are some memorable photos from the day…

Me with the West Ham squad (next to Big Sam)

Some selfies with some great players and Big Sam.

Photo of Selfie with Kevin Nolan!

Photo of my Selfie with captain Kevin Nolan!

Selfie with Big Sam

My great Selfie with Big Sam

Selfie with Winston Reid

Selfie with Winston Reid

 

Selfie with Alex Song

Selfie with the legend – Alex Song

And Patricia getting in on the photo action…

Patricia taking team photo....

Patricia taking a team photo….

Thanks to everyone at the club, especially Julie O’Leary

P

A PERFECT DAY – RADIO 2 IN THE PARK – Sunday 14 September 2014

Jeff Lynne with ELO spaceship backdrop

Jeff Lynne with ELO spaceship backdrop

It really does not get much better than this. This year’s Radio 2 In The Park offered a fantastic line-up and certainty appealed to our guests’ musical leanings.

We were treated to a line-up that included legends such as Chrissie Hynde, Blondie, Billy Ocean, and Jeff Lynne’s ELO. And they all treated us to the very best of their musical catalogues.

My personal favourite was the new girl on the block – Kacey Musgraves – whose wonderful voice combines with a very refreshing and reflective style of country music and she certainly wowed the Hyde Park crowd (I can recommend her new album – Same Trailer Different Park).

Jeff Lynne topped the bill with over an hour’s worth of ELO’s hits, including Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Livin Thing, Turn To Stone, Showdown, and of course, Mr Blue Sky.  His various colourful ‘backdrops shone beautifully against the night sky.  His encore ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ sent everyone away with that special ‘feel good factor’ that comes from a such a memorable experience.  As one of our guests remarked, “We had a brilliant time – ELO were the icing on a very nice cake”.

Our lovely friends at AR Events gave us a great ‘viewing’ table, close to Radio 2’s presenters’ platforms and we did not waste the opportunity of ‘schmoozing’ with them.

Thank you to all at AR Events for a wonderful VIP experience and great food!

Selection of our photos for the day

David, Patricia, Peter & Joey

David, Patricia, Peter & Joey

The PRTC table

The PRTC table

A dodgy selfie with Ken Bruce

A dodgy selfie with Ken Bruce

Chris, Kim, Ru and Martin enjoying birds eye view of Blondie...

Chris, Kim, Ru and Martin enjoying birds eye view of Blondie…

The Hyde Park Crowd awaiting the next act

The Hyde Park Crowd awaiting the next act

Hello Sara Cox - can I have a photo?

Hello Sara Cox – can I have a photo?

Blondie bringing back the memories

Blondie bringing back the memories

The wonderful Kacey Musgraves

The wonderful Kacey Musgraves

Anneka Rice being briefed

Anneka Rice being briefed

 

My VIP pass and mini programme

My VIP pass and mini programme

 

WEST HAM UTD V UC SAMPDORIA – A GRAND DAY OUT

I was very lucky to have been awarded second place prize at the West Ham Utd Player Awards dinner in May (see previous post).  The prize was being guest of West Ham’s joint chairmen for the pre-season friendly vs UC Sampdoria (and I could also bring along my partner, Patricia and my brother Ian and his son – Michael (both lifelong Hammers fans).

As part of the Prize, I got to choose the man of the match and present the award.  I choose one of our most reliable players – Mark Noble – who was a pivotal part of our display.  Peter Rayney Tax Consulting Ltd was also featured on the screen as the Match Day sponsor.

We thoroughly appreciated the kind hospitality shown by everyone at the club, especially chairmen David Gold, David Sullivan, Jill Moore, Julie O’Leary, and Charley Harding, for making it a magical memorable day…

Here are some photos from our adventure…

Presenting Man of the Match award to Mark Noble

Presenting Man of the Match award to Mark Noble

Pitchside with David Gold and nephew Michael

Pitchside with David Gold and nephew Michael

Sitting in Big Sam's hot seat in the dug-out (with Patricia)

Sitting in Big Sam’s hot seat in the dug-out (with Patricia)

Cross arms 'Irons' pose with David Gold and David Sullivan (and Brother Ian)

Cross arms ‘Irons’ pose with David Gold and David Sullivan (and Brother Ian)

Brother Ian and son Michael with Mo Diame

Brother Ian and son Michael with Mo Diame

RADIO 2 – STEVE WRIGHT’S NON-STOP OLDIES – 3pm Friday 16 May 2014

I was so pleased to be able to choose the Non-Stop Oldies on the Steve Wright Show on Friday 16 May 2014.

Many of you have emailed to say how much you enjoyed my eclectic selection from the early 70s and the place these songs have in my musically formative years.

Peter _ Golden Oldies - 16 May 2014

Since this is only a half an hour slot, Steve could only play a selection from the 30 songs I was required to choose.  Many of you have asked to see my full selection of 30 tracks, so here goes (* = actually played on show):

1.  Jerusalem – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2.  Blue Guitar – Justin Hayward & John Lodge
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3.  Friends – Arrival
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4.  Solid State Brain – Chris Rainbow
5.  I Believe In You – Gallagher & Lyle
6.  Soley Soley – Middle of the Road
7.  He’s Misstra Know It All – Stevie Wonder
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8.  Everything Changes – Lesley Duncan
9.  Take To The Mountains – Richard Barnes
10. The Guitar Man – Bread
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11. Superbird – Sedaka
12. The Best Is Yet To Come – Clifford T Ward
13  Wonderful Dream – Ann-Marie David
14  Jig A Jig – East Of Eden
15  Pinball – Brian Protheroe
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16. Shannon – Henry Gross
17. Teenage Lament 74 – Alison Cooper
18  It’s A Game – String Driven Thing
19  El Doomo – Ellis
20  A Walkin Miracle – Limmie & The Family Cookin’
21  The Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
22  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
23  Stardust – David Essex
24  Everyday  –  Slade
25  Without You – Nilsson
26  Part Of The Union – The Strawbs
27  Nothing Rhymed – Gilbert O’ Sullivan
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28  Softly Whispering I Love You – The Congregation
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29  I’m Still Waiting – Diana Ross
30  Jackie Blue – Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Advanced Corporation Tax issues – 2013

I have recently had a number of requests for a copy of the ‘Advanced Corporation Tax issues – 2013’ handout that was prepared for my talk to the Chartered Institute Of Taxation – South West England branch…so here goes – please feel free to download!

Advanced CTax issues handout_2013_May 2013 copy

Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show – My ‘tune with a tale’ – 19 January 2013

I was thrilled to be invited to talk about ‘my tune with a tale’ on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show on a very snowy Saturday morning in January. My ‘tune with a tale’ was EVERYTHING I OWN by Bread (David Gates). As I explained, contrary to popular belief, this song is not a typical romantic ballad. Gates penned it following the death of his father as a loving tribute to him.

I also got to explain about the perils of egregious tax planning!

Please play the attached audio file by opening this link

https://peterrayney.co.uk/radio/grahamnorton.mp3

Peter

 

New edition of my book on Tax Planning For Family and Owner Managed Companies

I am delighted to announce that Bloomsbury Professional has just published the latest 2012/13 edition of my book – Tax Planning For Family and Owner Managed Companies’ – which has been heavily updated for all relevant tax development and changes. The book can be ordered from Bloomsbury Professional (at www.bloomsburyprofessional.com), Amazon or any other reliable book seller.

Tax Planning For Family and Owner Managed Companies – 2012/13

Client entertaining at BBC Radio 2 In The Park

Most of our guests at the dinner table

Our clients and guests certainly had lots of fun at this year’s Radio 2 In The Park Concert (9 September 2012), aptly described as ‘a pop festival in a day’. There was a strong line up of acts appealing to all tastes and ages.  My personal favourites were Emile Sande, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, The Average White Band and legendary rockers Status Quo.  

Emeli Sandé on stage

Of course, some of our guests (who shall remain nameless) were ‘wowed’ by Jessie J and the the headline act, Sir Tom Jones – it’s all a matter of personal taste!

We were all really impressed by the tasty food in our VIP tent and the endless flow of Pimms – as evidenced in this shot below

Victor and Patricia with Pimms in hand (x2)

Some of us loved the opportunity to talk and have our pictures taken with many Radio 2 celebrities, as shown below:

Ken Bruce and me...

Jeremy Vine and Me

I seem to have an admirer...Moira Stewart!

This felt like the last day of summer but what a great day out – we will certainly be back next year…

Peter Rayney

 

PRTC entertains at Proms In The Park 2012

Some of our guests at Proms In The Park 2012

We all had a fantastic time at the BBC Proms in The Park with our guests. Viewing the concert from the luxury of the VIP tent balcony we witnessed the best of ‘britishness’ and wonderful music on glorious summer’s evening along with legendary host Sir Terry Wogan and a crowd of around 40,000.

There were so many musical treats, which included the Abba Tribute group – Björn Again, Tenor Alfie Boe, vocal group Il Divo, as well as the harmonious London Gospel Commnity Choir.  But he real star of the night was ‘Kylie Minougue’ who showed her graceful maturity and magical quality.  She re-worked many of her hits such as On A Night Like This and Can’t Get You Out Of My Head in a classical style with the help of BBC Concert Orchestra.

There was much flag waving and poweful patriotic singing in the final part of the event which joined the Royal Albert Hall on the big screens. The finale was a terrific explosion of fireworks.

Perfect…

'Proms In The Park' stage - early evening

Joey, Patricia and David!