Phil Smith recently became the latest Chartered Tax Adviser to join our rapidly expanding R&D tax team. He is a welcome addition that enables us to continue providing excellent service to our fast growing client base.

Phil joins us from Hazlewoods where he spent two years as a Corporate Tax Senior. In this role Phil managed the tax affairs of owner-managed businesses helping them with corporation tax, income tax and research and development tax credits as well as tax planning for both individuals and companies.

Prior to Hazlewoods Phil initially trained at Cooper Parry in Nottingham before making the move to the West Country to join Burton Sweet in a general tax support capacity. During this time he gained broad exposure of a range of branches of taxation.

When he’s not crunching numbers and advising clients Phil enjoys travelling and walking. After reading Law and French at Birmingham University and completing an MA at Nottingham Trent, Phil toured India, Nepal and Thailand. More recently he has visited Vietnam. Closer to home he completed the 24 hour Three Peaks Challenge (with 10 minutes to spare!). Next on his bucket list is Canada.

Since joining us Phil has dived straight into R&D narratives, and is also working on putting together White papers on the impact of Video Games Tax Relief on UK games developers, he is already enjoying the work:

“R&D tax credits are an entirely good news story. A successful claim means we have helped an innovative company grow and also contributed to the government’s goal of moving the UK economy forward. I’m looking forward to making that first call to a client saying we have delivered them a generous tax credit”

Managing director Simon Brown is pleased to welcome Phil to the team:

“As the business is growing, recruiting talented tax consultants is key to serving our clients well. Phil brings a wealth of experience to the team and myself and the whole team are delighted to welcome him aboard.”