Meet the team – Adrian Huston and Felicity Huston
Adrian has an accountancy degree from the University of Southampton. He worked for Ernst & Whinney Chartered Accountants (now EY) before moving to the Inland Revenue. He was brought up on the family farm between Coleraine and Portrush.
Adrian set up Huston and Co Tax Consultants in 1992. Before this he was a Tax Inspector. He specialises in tax for workers abroad, tax advice, tax planning and Corporation Tax issues. Adrian has a wide range of corporate and personal tax clients. He appears regularly on TV, radio and the papers about tax and related issues. Outside work Adrian was a member 1997-2001 of the Police Authority for Northern Ireland and a TA Officer in the Royal Military Police. He was a director of the Odyssey Trust Company Ltd – owners of the successful Belfast entertainment venue. He is a Justice of the Peace, and sits on the panels hearing Industrial Tribunals. He was a director of NI-CO until 2013 . NI-CO provides technical assistance worldwide using Northern Ireland expertise from the public sector. Adrian is also a partner in The Huston Family Farm near Coleraine where the family has farmed for about 200 years. He and Felicity now let out their luxurious dog-friendly self-catering holiday home – The Huston Farmhouse Portrush. Adrian is very well-known in Northern Ireland for his tax column in the Belfast Telegraph. He has become the best known tax adviser in Northern Ireland – often seen and heard on BBC, ITV, UTV and Sky News as well as on their popular YouTube channel HustonTV
Felicity was brought up in Portadown and Belfast and is a graduate of Nottingham University. A former Tax Inspector, she joined Huston & Co as a partner in 1994.Felicity specialises in advising clients who are investigated by HMRC for potential tax fraud. She is also an expert advising organisations and individuals on high-level appointments and good recruitment practices.
As well as her role in the practice she has extensive non-executive experience, including as a Non-Executive Director of a plc. 2000-2008 she served on the House of Lords Appointments Commission – appointed by the Prime Minister. This Commission is responsible for recommending Cross-Bench Peers to the House of Lords. 2005-2011 she was the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland. Felicity is currently a lay member of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel for Northern Ireland. She also served on the England & Wales panel. She works closely with the BBC and Lord Chief Justice of NI on appointment matters.