Cara Turtington

Partner, London

Cara Turtington

Cara works predominantly on assignments in the not-for-profit sector, managing audits and assisting clients in areas such as governance, systems and controls, reporting requirements, budgeting and forecasting.

She has a particular specialism in advising arts and theatrical charities and, as well as her expertise at working with charities and not-for-profit organisations, has a broad base of business knowledge gained while working in the firm’s Business Advisory Group.

Cara’s portfolio of clients currently comprises more than 40 charities and not-for-profit organisations. They include hospices, specialist higher education institutes, theatres and international membership organisations. Clients typically have incomes of between £1 million and £30 million. In addition, Cara acts for a number of large grant making foundations, several with net assets of over £100 million.

Key experience

  • Charity and group audits,
  • Providing trustee training on responsibilities and risk management,
  • Delivering systems reviews,
  • Setting up new charities,
  • Structuring trading activities by charities,
  • Advising on the application of creative industries tax reliefs.


Cara’s professional interest in the arts extends into her personal interests, where her hobbies include choreography for amateur theatre groups within London, as well as acting as a trustee of a charity.

Cara also enjoys skiing and trekking.