1. Our people
  2. Client and business support

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 130 strong and comprises chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, lawyers, sector specialists, former HMRC inspectors and quality assurance experts.

  • Leanne Davy LLB


    • Leads the people team at ForrestBrown
    • Responsible for people strategy, including recruitment, training and HR
    • Qualified and experienced solicitor.
    Leanne Davy
  • Andy Yeo ACMA

    Finance Director

    • CIMA qualified accountant.
    • Experienced finance professional with background in developing small, fast-growth businesses.
    Andy Yeo, Finance Director at ForrestBrown
  • Kat Jones Assoc CIPD MSc

    Associate Director

    • Experienced HR professional 
    • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
    • NLP practitioner
    Kat Jones HR Manager
  • John McGhee CTA

    Associate Director

    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA) 
    • More than 25 years’ tax experience
    • Wellbeing lead
    John McGhee associate director
  • Natalie Watts

    Associate Director

    • PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certified
    • Process optimisation expert
    • Studied Political Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    Natalie Watts
  • Laura Kidd

    Senior Operations Manager

    • Operations team lead
    • Insurance and professional services background
    • Cardiff University criminology and social policy graduate
    Laura Kidd
  • Sarah Rogers

    Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

    • Responsible for ForrestBrown’s team growth
    • Helps us hire the best people
    • Experienced in-house recruiter
    Sarah Rogers ForrestBrown
  • Kerry Young Assoc CIPD

    Senior HR Manager

    • Helps our team members thrive
    • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
    • Extensive operations background with FTSE 100 clients
    Kerry Young office manager
  • Diana Britton ACA

    Financial Controller

    • Qualified chartered accountant (ACA)
    • Ten years of accounting experience
    • First-class honours degree in Accounting and Finance
    Diana Britton
  • Emma Morgan

    Office Manager

    • Works in the finance team 
    • Seasoned office administrator 
    • Experience with SMEs and a large corporation
  • Kelly Smith MSc

    Account Manager

    • Ensures all our clients receive an outstanding service.
    • MSc in international business management.
    • Background in marketing with digital agencies.
    Kelly Smith - Client relations associate
  • Harriet Davies

    Executive Assistant

    • Provides executive assistance to MD and wider business growth team
    • The first point of contact for new clients to ForrestBrown.
    • Previously experience at global consultancy firms.
  • Lucy Hazzell

    Client Support Consultant

    • Complex claim management
    • Formerly worked at the Big Four in global mobility
    • Operational risk and reporting expert
    Lucy Hazzell - operations associate
  • Adam Smith

    Compliance Consultant

    • Qualified with the International Compliance Association
    • Experienced in legal and regulatory compliance
    • Cert CII qualification
  • Joe Jones

    Client Support Associate

    • Expert in production of management analytics
    • Supports our teams with their processes and managing workflow
    • Studied International Business Studies at the University of Northumbria
    Joe Jones
  • Doroteya Vasileva

    Client Support Associate

    • Provides admin support to our teams
    • Experienced in client service
    • Assists with premises management
    Doroteya Vasileva
  • Portia McKenzie MAAT

    Finance Executive

    • Efficient processing of client benefits
    • Qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT)
    • Worked with a number of Bristol-based companies
    Portia McKenzie - Finance Assistant
  • Ellie Moss

    Office Administrator

    • Provides support for ForrestBrown’s offices in Bristol, Glasgow and London
    • Passionate about creating a positive environment where colleagues can work most effectively
  • Alexandra Waldock

    Executive Assistant

    • Provides admin and PA support to our teams
    • Key support for the advisory practice
    • Designated first aider

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.

The QA team

Find out how we can help you

If you have questions about your eligibility for R&D tax credits, or how much they might be worth to your business, get in touch with our team.