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Brendan Molloy, Director
Brendan has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1980. He has worked in manufacturing companies most of his professional career. For the last five years he has operated as an independent consultant for small businesses but has recently specialised in the recovery of tax, undertaking research & development. He has worked for numerous manufacturing companies in a top financial position covering a wide selection of different manufacturing sectors from cars to coated metal tubes.
Michael Keyse, Director
Michael has over 30 years experience working in manufacturing companies across a wide variety of sectors including Construction Materials, Rubber and plastics, Electronics and Food. Whilst operating at executive level in Operations, Logistics and Manufacturing management, he has had direct responsibility for Information technology and in particular, business systems development. He has both project managed and overseen a number of tier 1 ERP implementations working with both SAP and Oracle.
Mathias Crespy, R&D Manager
Mathias has a strong engineering background having worked for over seven years in R&D roles as an Engineer, Work Package Leader and Project Manager. Mathias occupied these roles in France, India, Denmark and England while working in the oceanography, water treatment, energy and information technology sectors. Mathias then moved into the tax consultancy sector where his breadth of technical and managerial experience is used to support highly innovative R&D businesses in accessing the necessary funding, via the R&D tax credits schemes in place in the UK, so they have the financial capabilities to grow and develop products aiming to revolutionise the world of tomorrow.
Matt Timby FCCA, R&D Tax Consultant
Matt has 20 years experience of tax (corporate and personal), accounts preparation and business advice, covering all aspects of issues faced by SME companies. Matt has worked in accountancy practices of all sizes, from large national firms to small one-partner and family based practices. These were mainly firms based in and around the city of Nottingham. He gained his Chartered Certified qualification within an accountancy top 10 national firm; a solid training ground.
Kerry Bowler MAAT ATT, R&D Tax Consultant
Kerry has worked in accounts departments for industrial and leisure companies and in accountancy practices for the last 17 years. She has gained valuable experience in taxation and accounts preparation for a wide variety of businesses. Kerry qualified with The Association of Accounting Technicians in 2000, becoming a member in 2003, and The Association of Taxation Technicians in 2007.
Ryan Sian, R&D Tax Consultant
Ryan is a part-qualified Chartered Accountant and will be fully certified after his final exam later in 2017. After graduating with a degree in Economics, Finance & Banking, Ryan joined randd uk in 2012 and has developed extensive experience in compiling R&D tax credit claims. Ryan has direct involvement with the accounts and tax production and is a pivotal member of the team, managing a rapidly growing, diverse portfolio of clients and acquiring specialist knowledge in both SME and RDEC tax schemes.
Simran Aietan, R&D Tax Consultant
Having recently completed A-Levels in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at sixth form, Simran is now keen to progress with a career within accountancy. Simran is working at randd uk in order to increase exposure to different areas of not just accountancy and tax, but also being more involved within the processes of industry. Simran is currently studying towards the AAT qualification of levels 3 & 4, and having a future prospectus of completing studies, in order to become a fully qualified chartered accountant.
Lewis Pritchard, R&D Tax Consultant
Lewis has been working at randd uk for almost two years. Originally starting out with assisting in the key analysis on financial data, Lewis now plays a key role in the tax production side of the R&D claims. While at randd uk he is currently studying towards his final AAT qualification of level 4 which is a great stepping stone for Lewis to become a fully certified chartered accountant.
Jas Heer, R&D Tax Consultant
Having graduated with a degree in Accounting & Finance, Jas joined randd uk in 2017 and has quickly become a well-integrated part of the team. Jas is currently completing her ACCA qualifications and working towards becoming a fully Chartered Accountant. Jas is driven and keen to further develop her financial and accounting skills at randd uk, as well as gain invaluable experience into an array of different areas, especially taxation and R&D tax schemes. Jas has gained great exposure to both industry and practice processes, which has allowed her to grow and work with a diverging range of clients.
Samantha Warburton, Marketing Executive
Sam is a skilled marketing professional with a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Publishing & English from Loughborough University. Since graduating in 2015, Sam has strengthened her skills in social media, writing, Adobe creative suite and more whilst working for an international tool wholesaler. These skills will be beneficial in furthering the ambitious marketing goals of randd uk.
Vanessa West, Technical Analyst
Vanessa brings to randd uk nearly 20 years of office administrative experience. She supports all the office staff and assists in turning raw data into useful information. Vanessa originally started out in the catering industry, being a qualified chef! In 1997 though, tired of the long and family-unfriendly hours in the kitchens, she changed career paths and joined the office of a company specialising in mail order where she remained before coming to randd uk. Vanessa has a young family and so works with us part-time, making sure she has time to fit the school runs in at the start and end of each day.
Angela Train, R&D Coordinator
Angela has 20+ years of office administration experience working for The University of Derby and The Derbyshire Building Society. She then moved onto Havelock Europa and Wincanton, were she worked on Marks & Spencer’s account, managing a team of seven analysts to organise the fixtures and fittings equipment to be sent to stores, ready for installers to fit out.
Marie Edwards, Technical Analyst
Marie comes from a retail and banking background, spanning over 20 years, with 15 of those years as a retail manager managing a team of 15 between two locations as a multi site manager, mainly working for the Arcadia Group. The past five years, Marie was working for Nationwide Building Society in an administrative role.
Saffron Ratcliffe, R&D Tax Consultant / Business Admin
Saffron is currently studying towards AAT Level 3 & 4 qualifications in order to become a fully chartered accountant at the end of her studies. In November 2017, Saffron joined randd uk in order to not only increase exposure to areas of accountancy and tax but to get more involved with the processes of the industry. She previously studied aspects of AAT level 2 whilst gaining 8 months experience within the accounting industry. Saffron completed her GCSE’s and performing arts Level 2 diploma in 2016 and is now keen to progress a career within accountancy.
Adam Bointon PhD, R&D Consultant
Adam has been working as an R&D Tax Credits Specialist since 2009, helping SMEs in both manufacturing and software sectors identify research and development activities within their business, and converting highly technical information into reports that the layman can read. As a recipient of two academic scholarships from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Manchester School journal, Adam graduated from the University of Manchester with a PhD in Economics, writing a thesis on European monetary union. Adam has been able to use his knowledge of the economy, statistical models and finance with his keen interest in technology, science and engineering, to transfer his skills to helping companies maximise their R&D Tax Credits.
Phil Tooley, R&D Consultant
Phil’s diverse range of skills from corporate management to journalism are ideally suited to the tasks of identifying R&D activity within manufacturing businesses as well as recording such findings skilfully into the written word. Phil has been a General and Commercial Manager with over 30 year’s senior experience within large multinational and small & medium enterprises. He has also worked in football, journalism, both written and spoken, and the third sector, including education. He is also a non-Executive Director of a social housing organisation and a former Director of Chesterfield Football Club.
Patrick Eaton C Eng. MSc MIED, R&D Consultant
Patrick is a technology expert experienced in maximising benefits of R&D Tax Credits funding claims and outcomes for the company. He also provides support of research commercialisation and has helped others improve their business’ performance through technology adoption; primarily in the creation of new or developed products, processes and related services. Patrick is a Chartered Engineer through the Institute of Engineering Designers and has an MSc in Global Product Development Management.
Michael Newnham, R&D Consultant
With over thirty years’ experience in R&D and Innovation, Mike is well placed to support clients in identifying activities eligible for R&D Tax Credits. He has held senior executive positions in global engineering firms in the power generation, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors. He has a strong record of technology development, problem solving and new product introduction, and is experienced in a wide range of manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, coating, machining and heat treatment. Mike has a BSc(Hons) in Materials Science, and holds 97 patents.
Howard Borrell, R&D Consultant
Howard has a broad business and administration background and is proficient in scoping, documenting and developing business opportunities. For the majority of his career, Howard has been a senior project manager within the IT arena and gained ISEB (Information Systems Examining Board) accreditation as well as the Open University Certificate in Management. He delivered many high profile projects on time and within budget and took those projects from an idea to successful implementation. Currently he is also ward councillor in Chesterfield and works with students at Chesterfield College to try to enhance their key skills.
John Given, R&D Consultant
John brings to randd uk more than 30 years experience of high value sales and customer relationship experience. Having worked in senior leadership roles with Lloyds Bank, GE, Cox Industries and Pendragon Group, he is an expert in cost reduction and business services outsourcing. John is one of the UK’s most knowledgeable ‘company vehicle fleet’ experts, but now having moved to a broader consulting role, he focuses on identifying innovation, growth and cost saving opportunities, across a broad spectrum of business activities and industries.
Stan Payne, R&D Consultant
Stan is experienced predominantly in the high-value manufacturing sectors of aerospace, motorsport, oil and gas, nuclear and medical. He specialises in business planning and technology strategy planning and exploitation, often working with SMEs, Primes, Tier 1s and research organisations. His previous business experience includes Managing Director positions in Meggitt plc, with responsibilities for both UK and US subsidiaries. A former RAF Engineering Officer, Stan is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer with a BSc in Engineering.
Paul Wallace, R&D Consultant
Paul has extensive experience in General Management and Business Analysis over a 27-year career with Bayer, Lloyds and GE, operating at Senior Client level to drive-out cost and improve business efficiencies. Fully complementing randd’s R&D activities, over the last two years as a Cost Management Consultant, Paul has helped engineering and manufacturing organisations achieve significant and sustainable cost savings across some 100+ business cost areas. These include Communications, Sustainable Energy Management and General Business Costs.
David Stanley, R&D Consultant
David’s business experience totals 30 years with senior roles at Lloyds Bank and Carilion Plc where he had big ticket sales and corporate relationship responsibilities. He also spent time working across Northern Europe establishing a Pan European fleet consultancy business delivering cost savings to large corporates with global reach. Latterly he managed a very successful SME company and brings to randd uk a very real understanding of the challenges faced both daily and over the longer strategic term by small & medium enterprises. He is therefore very keen to assist other SME helping them maximise their R&D Tax recovery position.
Dr Roy Huzzard MIMMM, CSci, R&D Consultant
Roy is a Chartered Scientist through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining with 20 years experience in process engineering, specialising in materials science. He has subsequently project managed a number of strategic, technical projects on behalf of Universities and research organisations, specifically involving knowledge transfer to SMEs. More recently, Roy has focussed on becoming an R&D Tax Credits Specialist and supporting companies to maximise their R&D Tax Credits claims, where his extensive industrial processing and materials experience, together with his understanding of the needs of SMEs have proven invaluable.