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Peter Beavis MSci PhD

Senior Sector Specialist

  • Doctorate in chemistry and granted a patent for a polymeric material.
  • Chemicals/materials specialist who helps translate clients’ projects to HMRC.
  • Commendation from the MoD chief scientific adviser.

Peter is a chemicals and materials specialist at ForrestBrown and a chartered scientist. He supports the tax team in their work, in particular for companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, engineering and food sectors.

Peter gained a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham. He followed up with a doctorate in organic chemistry with a focus on the development of novel chemical reactions. During this time he undertook several placements in the pharmaceutical industry.

After completing his studies, he worked at Mars as a chocolate scientist on formulations for improved shelf life. Peter then moved into the defence sector where he was involved in the development of a range of high performance materials. He has authored numerous papers and spoken at international conferences on the synthesis and characterisation of novel polymers and materials.

Notably, Peter has had a patent granted for a new heat and radiation stable polymer. And he has been awarded a Ministry of Defence chief scientific adviser commendation, recognising the high calibre of his research and development and strong international collaborations.

Peter is well-versed in the wide range of chemical and material characterisation techniques and modern manufacturing technologies. At ForrestBrown he applies his experience to support the R&D tax claims process, bridging between the technical detail and the relevant tax legislation.

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