David is a software expert within our sector specialist team and a massive technology enthusiast. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, his knowledge is invaluable in supporting our clients with complex, software-based R&D tax credit claims.
David has a degree in Electronic Engineering with Management Studies from Aston University and this is where his interest in programming began. The passion quickly transformed into a career, mainly in digital agencies.
He has led development teams at Rockpool Digital, 3Sixty Design, Wildscreen and True Digital in head of technology roles, providing an invaluable client-side perspective. That included several roles as Senior Developer and Head of Technology.
While in these positions, he has worked on projects for many household name brands including RAC, Honda, Sainsbury’s and Sky.
A key part of the value that David brings to ForrestBrown’s clients is being able to make programmers feel at ease. That means they’re able to open up about crucial technical details, so David can translate this project information into what HMRC wants to see.
Dave also uses his software experience to help members of our logistics industry partners. Speaking on webinars, networking at events and curating educational materials, Dave helps businesses in this sector to understand how they can claim for their software development projects.
Indeed, the recommendations clients and co-workers have given David over his career highlight his ability to communicate and make complex subjects understandable to everyone involved. Combining those interpersonal skills with deep technical knowledge is a powerful combination.
David’s main driver at his role at ForrestBrown is maximising the scope of the R&D claims. He does this while ensuring a high level of quality and robustness to each claim, so that businesses receive the best possible levels of support.