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Stephen Leishman

UK Sales Lead

  • Responsible for building and leading our business development team
  • Helping businesses access best in class R&D tax advice
  • Builds long lasting relationships with our partners

Expertise & specialisms

  • R&D tax relief
  • Client service
  • Leadership

Based in Scotland, Stephen leads our business development teams, while providing dedicated local support to ensure that Scottish businesses are maximising their reward for their investment in innovation. With many years of experience in the R&D tax relief sector himself, he is ideally placed to help Scottish businesses navigate the incentives.

He and his team do this through running knowledge-sharing events, being a trusted point of contact to accountants and partners and always being available to answer questions from companies wishing to find out more about R&D tax incentives.

Stephen is a knowledgeable professional, adept at ensuring clients and partners enjoy a smooth and rewarding experience when working with ForrestBrown. He draws on many years of experience in customer-facing roles, account management and senior leadership to build long-term trusted relationships with both clients and partners.

Stephen works with businesses in all sectors to help them to claim strategically and effectively with ForrestBrown’s specialist support but has a particular passion for engineering (oil & gas, precision, fabrication, manufacturing) and software businesses.

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