Kelly is an associate director and responsible for managing our tax team on a day-to-day basis. As well as mentoring and guiding the tax team in their client work, she also has a frontline role in supporting our partner organisations.
Kelly is a qualified chartered tax adviser, the gold standard in tax. She joined ForrestBrown in 2014, and has built up considerable R&D tax credit experience, delivering millions of pounds for her clients. Kelly has a particular interest in all aspects of design, including animation and computer-generated imagery. After studying Mathematical Sciences at the University of Birmingham, she trained with top accountancy firm RSM Tenon (now Baker Tilly).
Offended by spin, angry at feeling manipulated, ad-blocking, ad blind, today’s consumer is hard to reach. Especially with traditional marketing and advertising strategies. So where does this leave brands?
Every year, businesses invest close to £10 billion in engineering research and development, and in return those engineering companies contribute a fifth of the UK’s gross value added (GVA), or £280 billion. Where and how are these breakthroughs occurring?
As autumn draws in we have had another flurry of activity on the recruitment front. Two new Tax Managers – Nick Jones and Clare Anderson – have joined, boosting our tax team to just shy of 20. Both trained at BDO in London initially before embarking on different career paths. Now they converge again as we welcome them to ForrestBrown.
Health is an industry with a great deal of investment in research and development, but there’s sometimes a perception that R&D tax relief goes mostly to the pharmaceutical companies. Although there’s a lot of qualifying activity that does take place in such companies, it’s certainly not the be-all and end-all of R&D in the health sector.