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R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown goes from strength to strength

Published on Thursday, 8th January 2015

Clifton-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown celebrated a hugely successful first year of trading with the appointment of four new members of staff

Clifton-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown celebrated a hugely successful first year of trading with the appointment of four new members of staff: three more senior tax specialists, all three having experience of working for the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms, and a dedicated marketing manager.

Alex Price joins ForrestBrown as Director from PwC. Alex has 16 years tax experience including Deloitte and KPMG in London and nine years at PwC in Bristol. At PwC Alex worked across a wide range of tax areas, leading a 14-strong team in delivering advice to companies relocating staff to and from the UK. His experience in structuring, managing, and developing successful teams will be invaluable in helping ForrestBrown effectively manage a period of sustained growth.

Adam Kotas, Chartered Tax Adviser, joins the ForrestBrown tax team as a Senior Tax Manager. His career started at Deloitte in Bristol before moving to Marcussen Consulting - a tax consultancy in Bath where he advised entrepreneurs on optimising the tax structure of their business and first cut his teeth working with R&D tax credits. Adam is particularly excited about working in the digital space, where disruptive technologies have the potential to transform entire sectors, seemingly overnight.

Graham Heydon, Chartered Tax Adviser, started his career at Ernst & Young in Exeter before joining Baker Tilly in Leeds. Graham gained his ATT and CTA qualification relatively early in his career and particularly enjoys the technical side of tax work which is ideal for working in R&D tax credits.

Marketing Manager Simon Crozier, the most recent to join, has a solid professional services background having worked as a digital marketing manager for Bristol-based legal firm Burges Salmon, and at a marketing firm specialising in providing digital solutions for law firms.

Managing Director, Simon Brown commented:

“It has been a fantastic first year, we have far exceeded our forecasts and these appointments reflect how quickly the business has grown. Maintaining high service levels is paramount and these latest appointments mean that every client will continue to benefit from receiving best in class advice from experienced tax specialists.

ForrestBrown is a specialist R&D tax credit consultancy. In the first 12 months of trading the team have successfully recouped almost £10m for clients and have the enviable reputation of a 100% success rate.

To find out more go to www.forrestbrown.co.uk