Specialist accountancy support to help media businesses prosper.

Choose Media (& Tech) Specialist Accountants

We appreciate that the media industry is being greatly influenced by technological advancements and a shift in consumer demand for more online content and digital experiences. This trend requires successful media companies to be agile and to utilise technology wherever possible, with many consumers now interacting with media through some form of digital user interface.

The overlap between Tech & Media isn’t lost on us, as we have a specialist Tech & Media department that works with both media businesses and tech businesses, and the increasing number of businesses that fall in the middle of the two. This allows us to support traditional media companies, but also those that heavily leverage technology.

Who can we help?

We understand that media is a very broad and diverse sector, from traditional media that existed long before the internet age to more disruptive forms of media in today’s world. However, we can work with a wide variety of different media companies, from fast-scaling startups to more established media businesses and those looking to exit.

Some examples of the types of media businesses our Media Accountants can work with include:

  • Advertising (both digital and print)

  • Animation & VFX

  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

  • Digital marketing (SEO, social media, PPC etc.)

  • Gaming

  • Interactive media

  • Music

  • Publishing, copywriting & journalism

  • Streaming media

  • Theatre and art

  • TV, film & radio

    • Broadcasting
    • Production
    • Scriptwriting
    • Studios
  • Web design

How can we support?

Meet our Tech & Media Sector Experts

Dave Hailey
Dave HaileyHead of Tech & Media
Dave is a Director and heads up our Tech & Media department at The Smart Accountants. As Head of Tech & Media, he has extensive experience in supporting tech & media businesses, whether they’re early-stage and pre-revenue or preparing to exit.
With over 15 years of practice experience, in addition to stints in both industry and the insolvency sector, Dave has built up significant commercial and business acumen. Dave spends time understanding his clients and the vision they have for their business, their key drivers and the challenges they face. This allows Dave to help them navigate the common pitfalls and to provide solutions to the challenges they face.

Outside of work, Dave enjoys playing golf and watching Tottenham Hotspur (although, don’t hold the latter against him!).

Sam Robson
Sam RobsonSupervisor (Tech & Media)
Sam is a Supervisor within The Smart Accountant’s Tech and Media team.

As an ACCA qualified accountant, Sam offers a wide range of accounting services and advice to tech and high-growth businesses.

Sam enjoys the fast pace and speed of innovation within the tech and media industry and aims to support our clients as they progress along their journey, often from the pre-MVP stage to exit. Whilst ensuring all compliance needs and deadlines are met is critical, Sam also values building strong relationships through pro-active communication with his clients.

Outside of work, Sam likes to travel and explore new places. He also enjoys watching football, namely Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Panos Tsakloglou
Panos TsakloglouManagement Accountant (Tech & Media)
Panos is a Management Accountant within our Tech & Media team. With 10+ years’ experience in Bookkeeping and Management Accounts, and specialising in cloud accounting, Panos is passionate about finding new technology solutions for his clients.
Panos likes to get things right and enjoys streamlining processes to optimise performance, deliver accurate information and meet all internal and statutory deadlines.
In his free time, Panos loves watching films (especially sci-fi), listening to music, exercising, travelling, and spending good time with friends and family. He also often spends hours watching educational YouTube videos about science/biology, new developments, new technology and travel.

The Next Steps

If you’d like further information or to discuss anything accountancy and tax with Media & Tech, please get in touch and one of our experts will be happy to talk to you. Please call us on 0845 606 9632, email us at or complete the contact form below.