1. Who we are
  2. Our people

Our people

ForrestBrown’s team offers specialist technical expertise. We’re chartered and combine specialist R&D tax credit knowledge with real passion, enthusiasm and energy for helping innovative businesses grow.

Our team is 120 strong and comprises chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, lawyers, sector specialists, former HMRC inspectors and quality assurance experts.

  • Sara Brigden

    Managing Director

    • Leads the ForrestBrown team.
    • Manages strategy and day-to-day operations.
    • Champion for raising professional standards in the industry.
    Sara Bridgen managing director
  • Leanne Davy LLB


    • Leads the people team at ForrestBrown
    • Responsible for people strategy, including recruitment, training and HR
    • Qualified and experienced solicitor.
    Leanne Davy
  • James Dudbridge LLB


    • Leads our tax advisory practice.
    • Solicitor specialising in corporate and personal tax.
    • Over a decade of experience in tax law.
    James Dudbridge
  • Tom Jones ATT


    • Leads client-facing teams in ForrestBrown’s R&D tax practice.
    • Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualified.
    • More than 15 years’ experience in tax and trained at a Big Four firm.
    TJ Web - People at ForrestBrown
  • Adam Kotas CTA


    • Passionate about R&D as an essential component of business strategy
    • Responsible for expanding ForrestBrown’s reach.
    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA).
    Adam Kotas director
  • Alex Price CTA


    • Leads our partner programme for accountants.
    • 20 years’ tax experience.
    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA).
    Alex Price
  • Peter Reynolds ATT (Fellow) ICIOB

    Director - Capital Allowances

    • Leads ForrestBrown’s support for clients relating to capital allowances
    • Over 20 years’ experience working with businesses on asset taxation issues
    • Background in project management in the construction sector
  • Jenny Tragner CA ATT (Fellow)

    Director & Head of Policy

    • R&D tax incentive policy expert.
    • 20 years of tax experience, including advising some of the UK’s best-known innovators.
    • Provides advice on the most complex cases involving R&D tax reliefs, including the resolution of HMRC disputes.
  • Andy Yeo ACMA

    Finance Director

    • CIMA qualified accountant.
    • Experienced finance professional with background in developing small, fast-growth businesses.
    Andy Yeo
  • Simon Brown CTA


    • Founded ForrestBrown in 2013.
    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA).
    • Began career with Big Four firms.
    Simon Forrest Brown CTA
  • Lisa-Marie Smith CTA


    • Founding member of the ForrestBrown team.
    • Solicitor and chartered tax adviser (CTA).
    • Past winner of Tolley Taxation’s Rising Star award.
    Lisa-Marie Smith director
Our people careers

Want to work for us?

We’re ForrestBrown, and we were ranked in The Sunday Times best small companies to work for in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Regionally, we were ranked number one across all companies to work for in the South West in 2018. Everyone at ForrestBrown is valued for who they are as well as what they can do.

We all share a common purpose: to help innovative businesses grow. If you’re thinking “where next?”, we’d love to hear from you.