Kate Barekati


Specialist Areas

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Business Advisory
  • Outsourced Business Services
  • Business Tax
  • Creative Industries


  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • CA Qualified


  • ICAS

A bit about me

Hello, I’m Kate. As an Audit and Advisory Partner, I love working in the creative industries; enabling storytellers, content creators and editors to focus on their business, whilst trusting me and the team to look after the audit and accounting compliance and supporting their journey.

Since joining Ecovis in 2007 I help creatives answer the question “how do I know what I need to know, when I don’t know I need to know it?” and am there every step of the way. From starting out (or perhaps walking out), through periods of high demand for their content and acceleration of their financial performance to an eventual exit, be that succession planning or weighing-up investment opportunities.

As Head of Media & Entertainment I am hugely passionate about supporting growing businesses and helping them realise their aspirational dreams. I am calm and conscientious, always available to help solve problems and help navigate tricky waters. I love nothing more than connecting with my peers, clients, team, contacts and competitors over a coffee or glass of wine.

My list of clients includes many of the UK’s Top 100 TV Production companies, whether they are subsidiaries of the super-indies or part of the Independent sector. Over recent years we have worked more closely with leading VFX experts, colorists, and animators, as well as business owners focused on the emergence of virtual production and edit.

As an Audit Partner I take my responsibilities to help improve the standards of our profession seriously, and to ensure that we deliver what we say, when we say we will, with the utmost focus on quality, always.

Personally speaking

Alternative career choice

Travel vlogger – being paid to travel the work, have amazing experiences, explore different cultures, eat local delicacies

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Swimming the freezing cold English Channel in a swimsuit (not a wetsuit!) in a relay raising over £100,000 for charity

Coffee or tea?

Coffee. Since becoming a Mum I am permanently one third coffee, one third diet coke and one third wine!