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Richard Lewis - Director
is well-known as a specialist in R&D tax reliefs, having previously
been a director in Deloitte’s London-based R&D Tax Services
group. His R&D knowledge is backed up by a wealth of experience
in corporation tax advice and compliance for a number of highly
innovative technology companies ranging from developmental start
ups to large multinational groups.
As well as speaking regularly on R&D tax reliefs to both industry
and practice, Richard has written many articles in tax and business
publications. He is frequently consulted on R&D matters by
tax professionals as well as clients. He has also been heavily
involved in meetings and representations with key government departments
on the R&D tax relief scheme since its inception in 2000.
Richard advises clients from a wide range of industry sectors
including software, manufacturing, food, and engineering.
He has a science degree from the University of Sheffield and has
been a Chartered Tax Adviser since 1993.
Tony Christian - Director
has a wealth of technology experience, covering engineering, manufacturing,
energy and information technology.
His early career was in technical R&D roles in the communications
and railway industries, following which he moved into the IT industry,
firstly with a British computer-aided engineering (design and analysis)
company, then as a divisional head of the IT subsidiary of a major
international engineering and construction company.
Tony joined British Aerospace (BAe) in 1991, leading teams developing
and implementing leading edge manufacturing control systems, both
in BAe plants and in other companies’ aerospace, automotive
and mechanical handling facilities in Europe and the US. He then
moved to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), the global IT consulting
and services firm, to lead the UK consulting and systems practice
for the process industries.
In 1998, Tony joined AVEVA Group plc, the listed engineering IT
solutions firm. As Services and Technology Director, he developed
the company’s worldwide consulting and managed services business
and was responsible for all product development. His role included
working with the engineering leaders of major international oil,
gas, chemical and utility firms and their design and construction
contractors to develop and implement best practice engineering
processes and supporting IT solutions for major capital projects
and plant operations.
Tony has a BSc degree (Mechanical Engineering) and MSc degree
(Engineering Acoustics, Noise and Vibration) from the University
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