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Robin Taylor BEng MIED

Senior Sector Specialist

  • 20 years’ mechanical engineering expertise.
  • Specialist in automotive body and electromechanical systems.
  • Plays a key role in optimising engineering R&D claims.

Expertise & specialisms

  • Mechanical and electromechanical engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Leadership
  • Design

Robin is an accomplished mechanical engineer who has worked for some of the world’s most iconic companies. With two decades of industry experience, his knowledge is integral to optimising engineering claims.

After studying Automotive Engineering at the University of Leeds, Robin began his career with a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry. He spent five years at this manufacturer developing sealing systems for companies including Toyota, Honda and Aston Martin.

He moved to Bentley Motors and broadened his experience to whole closure systems, including bonnets, doors and tailgates. During this time Robin worked on vehicle projects such as the Mulsanne, Flying Spur, Bentayga and continental GT.

Ten years on, Robin moved to Dyson to work on their electric vehicle project, where he was the engineering manager for closures. As part of this role he managed a large team and had ownership of the body test facility. Several uniquely innovative designs were produced, including several registered for patents.

Robin not only helps our engineering clients, but also works with our wider network of automotive and mechanical engineering industry associations. As a member of the Niche Vehicle Network, Robin draws on his industry experience to support fellow members on the value of their R&D projects; speaking on webinars, joining networking events and participating in sharing insights in industry publications, such as his piece in Automotive Testing Technology International. 

Robin brings this wealth of mechanical and electromechanical engineering experience to ForrestBrown. As one of our sector specialists, he helps client companies to articulate precisely where the activities which qualify for R&D tax relief occur. Robins helps to ensure that the technical part of each claim is robust. 

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