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Our Team - A Strong Knowledge Base

As a leading knowledge driven consultancy business, we have access to a pool of qualified and experienced associate consultants.

The network also extends to include academic centres of excellence and training providers within the UK. This has been further extended by collaboration with a number of universities to enable companies to take innovative concepts and turn them into viable commercial products or services. This offers the cutting edge in technology and management practices with direct and fast impact into industry.

Our technical and financial specialists have a broad range of scientific and technological experience and qualifications. Senior team members each have 20+ years of experience in managing or undertaking major projects in research, development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technology. The team includes:

John Everingham - MBA Industrial Management

John has over 20 years experience managing and advising companies at board level. With an acute engineering mind being educated to Masters level, he has a wealth of hands on experience within different industrial sectors including: Oil and Gas Exploration, Mineral Extraction and Geotechnical Drilling, Chemical Processing, Metal Processing and Engineering, Medical & Healthcare Products, Electronics and Aerospace.

His broad knowledge of developing value chains and business process re-engineering through development of business strategies focused on technological innovation places John in a unique position when advising clients on R&D strategy.

He has been instrumental in developing IG’s methodology for delivering the high quality R&D Tax advisory services to market. As the director responsible for delivery of client services his role is to ensure all claims are accurate and delivered on time. He also oversees all client file audits and leads the project enquiry defence team managing IG’s technical and accounting supervisory programme.

Dr Harcharn Chana – BSc Chemistry with Biochemistry, PhD Computational Chemistry

Harry, our newest member of the team brings a wealth of experience having worked as a grants project executive within the public sector, responsible for managing regional Research & Development Grant Schemes within the government guidelines, budget & regional business needs combining his business & financial knowledge with his technical ability gained from previously working as a scientist in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Harry has worked mainly in forensic science, quality control, computation research chemistry and formation of respiratory drug products. His experience has covered periods of employment with leading pharmaceutical companies such as Glaxo Smith Kline and Covance, and research organisations including the University of Birmingham.

Whilst his specialties are chemical engineering & biochemistry, having assisted over 60 companies with structured technical reports across all sectors of industry he has gained a broad knowledge in science & technology.

Matthew Marsden - BSc Product Design, MSc Advanced Manufacturing

Matthew, the youngest member of our team, recently successfully completed his Masters in Advanced Engineering whilst working full time, and has already gained considerable engineering experience in Orthopaedic systems design and tooling design for Deep-hole engineering applications. His strengths to date are in: Advanced Engineering, Design Visualisation and Prototyping, Design Studies and Computer Aided Design (CAD). In addition he heads up the Mechanical Design Engineering division

Matthew has assisted companies with successful POM applications for novel engineering and manufacturing techniques.

Joe Dey – FCA

Joe is a qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years experience in handling corporate tax affairs for Small and Medium sized Enterprises. He has gained considerable experience over recent years preparing over 100 R&D Tax Relief/Credit claims working with IG's technology experts and is the lead financial expert working within IG's audit defence team undertaking complex recovery work.

Vickie Griffin BA, ACA, CTA

Vickie Trained with Grant Thornton and qualified in 2000 with experiences in audit, tax, corporate recovery and corporate finance. She also has experience in teaching in areas such as accounting, auditing, financial reporting and law across a range of professional accountancy qualifications including CIMA, ACA, ACCA and ICAS. Vickie has considerable commercial experience with accountancy firms including Grant Thornton, RSM Tenon as well as more recently with Barclays.

Tim Dey – FCCA

Tim is a qualified associated chartered & certified accountant with 17+ years experience handling corporate work. He has been active in preparing R&D Tax Relief/Credit claims and in developing recording systems that meet the requirements of both SME and Large Company Schemes. As a valued member of IG’s corporate tax team he has prepared claims on behalf of clients which have a value of more than £10 million with a tax saving exceeding £3 million.