I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the accountancy firm Ernst Young, one of the ‘big four’ firms in the UK, and have since worked for a number of medium to large companies as their Finance Director
Having enjoyed a successful career to date as a Finance Director, I have now embarked on a second career – using my experience to provide startups and early stage companies with accounting, tax, cash forecasting and operational advice.
I have been preparing, reviewing and submitting R&D expenditure tax credit claims for multi-national software and hardware companies since the early years of the scheme's inception in 2000. My experience has given me a valuable insight into what projects and expenditure qualifies for relief, and how to gather and present the information in the required format.
I am first and foremost a family man, happily married to Katie and with 3 wonderful grown up and independent children.
In my spare time I love to be out in the countryside either walking, trial biking and more recently sea kayaking on the South Coast.
I would love to hear from you about your new or growing business and answer any questions you may have.
I have had a long and varied career in IT, with significant spells as a coder, designer, project manager, programme manager, and most recently as a solution and enterprise architect.
Most of this time has been spent with large corporates, but I also spent four years leading the technology team in a small and successful online brokerage business.
I have used many different languages, databases, technology frameworks, and architectures over more than three decades. My passion is design, but I feel strongly that this demands a detailed knowledge of the technologies and frameworks involved, which for me personally, means hands-on coding whenever possible.
I live in the North Cotswolds with my wonderful family, including my wife Nicky, two amazing children, and Calvin, our Norfolk Terrier. I love long-distance walking, running, playing guitar, and escaping in the world of travel literature.