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With more than 20 years' experience of working in tax generally, over the past nine years I have developed a specialism in advising companies to maximise tax relief for undertaking innovation. This has focused on research and development (R&D) tax relief but also includes relief for the patent box.

I now dedicate my time to advising companies involved in innovation across all sectors including software, manufacturing, engineering, food and beverage, aerospace and pharmaceutical. My clients include start-ups right through to internationally listed businesses. My aim is to add value by sharing my experiences to result in both robust and maximised claims. 

I lead the team across the north of England and Scotland, operating as part of a dedicated, multidisciplinary, national innovation group. We have a good reputation with HM Revenue and Customs tax specialists and have actively been involved with the Treasury and HMRC in the development of innovation tax reliefs over the past decade.

In my spare time I enjoy attending live music events, following sporting events and socialising with friends and family.


  • CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser)
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