What we do
Who we are
Robert trained in audit and accounts whilst qualifying as a chartered accountant, before enjoying a spell in the publishing industry with Random House. He then joined his father, Don, at Glazers Chartered Accountants, to work on a large portfolio of business clients. Robert became the firm’s managing partner when Don retired in 1997 and enhanced his managerial skills by joining the international business consultancy organization, Mindshop. In 2007 he left Glazers to form ripe. When not working, Robert loves being with his family or watching Manchester United. Occasionally he has time for cycling, Pilates and 5-a-side football.
Pratima Glazer is the firm’s tax expert, having qualified as a tax accountant in 1995 and subsequently as a certified accountant. Whilst a partner at Glazers, Pratima was responsible not only for running the tax department, but also HR and Health and Safety. At Ripe, Pratima uses her tax expertise to look after all the personal and business tax needs of our clients. This includes giving advice on many elements of tax planning including auto enrolment, capital gains, corporate tax and retirement planning. If you’ve got a tax query, Pratima is our ‘go to’ person! Always great at multi-tasking, she has now mastered the challenge of being a working mum. In her limited spare time, she goes to Body Attack classes!
Managing Director, India
Darshan Shah is the managing director of Ripe India – the professional services company we established in 2014. Darshan is a qualified chartered accountant in India and ACCA in the UK. After gaining over 10 years of industry experience with multinational corporates in the City of London, Darshan settled back to his hometown, Ahmedabad. Darshan manages a team of enthusiastic professionals who provide services such as financial and management reporting, accounts preparation, bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, self-assessment tax returns, debt collection and batch payments. When not working, Darshan loves to travel and spending time with his family.