1. Our people
  2. Quality assurance

Our people

You’ll find us different to other R&D tax credit advisers. We’re chartered and we combine specialist R&D tax credit knowledge with real passion, enthusiasm and energy for helping innovative businesses grow.

Our team is 140+ strong and is made up of chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, lawyers, sector specialists, former HMRC inspectors and quality assurance experts.

  • Mark Andrew

    Senior Tax Specialist and ex-HMRC Inspector

    • Provides strategic advice via our advisory and enquiry support services.
    • Joined HMRC in 1984, specialising in R&D tax in 2006.
    • Also shares his technical knowledge via our in-house training program.
  • Malcolm Henderson

    Senior Tax Specialist and ex-HMRC Inspector

    • Supports our quality assurance team and enquiry support service.
    • Worked with HMRC for 26 years including as a specialist R&D tax inspector.
    • Provides valuable insight into HMRC's working practices.
    Malcolm Henderson - Technical specialist and former HMRC inspector
  • Stephen James CTA

    Senior Tax Manager

    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA).
    • Trained in the Big Four and top 10 accountancy firm.
    • Part of our quality assurance team ensuring the excellence of every claim.
    Stephen James senior tax manager
  • Anna Szymańska

    Senior Tax Manager

    • Qualified and practiced as a solicitor.
    • Experience of managing HMRC enquiries ensures high quality submissions for our clients.
    • 20 years' experience with Big Four firms.
    Anna Szymańska - Senior Tax Manager
  • Rebecca Wass CTA

    Senior Tax Manager

    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA).
    • 20 years' experience in tax at Big 4 and top 10 firms.
    • Former experience in tax software training.
    Rebecca Wass tax manager
  • Sam West CTA ACA

    Tax Manager

    • Qualified chartered tax adviser (CTA) and chartered accountant (ACA).
    • Part of our quality assurance team and trained at a Big Four firm.
    • University of Bristol biochemistry graduate.
    Sam West - Tax consultant
  • Oliver Bull

    Tax Consultant

    • Studying towards a joint chartered tax adviser (CTA) and chartered account qualification (ACA).
    • Formerly worked for a Big Four accountancy firm.
    • Cardiff University history graduate.
    Oliver Bull tax associate

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.