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Phil Smith

Senior Tax Manager

With a growing interest in innovation, Phil joined ForrestBrown in 2014 to work with our manufacturing and engineering clients. He trained at Cooper Parry in Nottingham and qualified as a chartered tax adviser in 2009. Phil then moved to Burton Sweet and later Hazlewoods, where he advised owner-managed businesses on personal and corporate taxation. He brings over a decade of experience to our team.

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R&D in engineering
  • 14 November 2018

R&D in engineering

UK engineering has a rich heritage and remains an industry full of exciting innovation. Engineering companies are continually investing in research and development (R&D) to solve complex problems as they create new things or improve existing ones.
Celebrating Motorsport Valley, our F1 industry and the technology that makes it into the cars we drive
  • 14 July 2017

Celebrating Motorsport Valley, our F1 industry and the technology that makes it into the cars we drive

It’s the weekend of the 2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. So what better time to take a look at the thriving motorsport industry in the UK? We’ll look at some of the research and development (R&D) that goes into F1 racing cars, and how that technology is transferred into the road cars we all drive.
R&D in Construction: funding innovation
  • 11 April 2017

R&D in Construction: funding innovation

At its most prominent, the £163 billion UK construction industry displays innovation and R&D on glittering towers and other high-profile building projects. It’s a rollercoaster industry which is often seen as a bell-weather for the UK economy, with the fortunes of construction companies dipping or rising depending on the economic outlook.
Agriculture and R&D – agri-tech
  • 18 May 2016

Agriculture and R&D – agri-tech

Many of the global problems faced by agriculture are only set to increase in severity in the future with further population growth, warmer temperatures and drier soils. The future would be looking decidedly bleak for farming and food production if it were not for advances in technology and their potential to tackle these major challenges head-on. The investment, research and innovation in the Agri-Tech sector offers a beacon of hope.