Martin has been a leader and innovator in the telematics and mobile software industry since 1998. In 2002, Martin founded Masternaut which quickly grew to market leadership across Europe. As one of the fastest growing tech businesses in the UK, Masternaut was recognised with Tech Track 100 awards in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Martin was the 2008 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology and Communications and was a finalist in the 2011 IoD Director of the Year awards.
Otherwise known as 'The Rock ‘n' Roll Accountant' Simon looks after our creative and digital sector.
With clients ranging from musicians, music promotors to web and graphic designers and everything in between Simon is well placed to help you.
He is on the board for the Leeds Digital Festival and supports Live at Leeds and the Leeds Independent Food Festival so if you would rather get on with your business than worry about your accounts,
Simon is here to help.
01132 739 796
Angela is one of our corporate tax specialists and has been with the firm since 2011 having trained with one of the ‘Big4’ firms.
Angela takes responsibility for seeking opportunities to add value through pro-active tax planning as well as providing the annual tax compliance service.
She has many years' experience of preparing and assisting companies to maximise their capital allowances tax claims on properties where claims have previously not been submitted. She also regularly advises on tax efficient restructuring of groups, helping clients avoid pitfalls that would otherwise result in additional tax charges.
01904 464 157
David has over 16 years’ financial services experience and manages investment portfolios for private individuals, pensions, charities and trusts. He started his investment career in 2000 and worked for four years at a stockbroker in Leeds prior to joining Brown Shipley in 2004. David has experience of working with entrepreneurs and places the utmost importance upon building a close relationship with his clients and providing the highest quality of service.
Tel 0113 261 5436
Phil is Client Director with the Yorkshire office of Brown Shipley & Co, responsible for private clients and their families and charities. After completing his postgraduate studies he joined HSBC in 2004, where he held a number of positions advising clients including six years with the Yorkshire office of HSBC Private Bank. He is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Financial Planner and a Fellow by examination of the PFS, CII & CISI. He was shortlisted by Spears as Young Private Banker of the Year in 2013 and was also highlighted as an industry ‘Rising Star’ in 2014. Phil has worked with a wide range of Entrepreneurs and is familiar with many of the challenges faced by them and their families in fulfilling their hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Tel 0113 261 5439
Tess joined Brown Shipley in 2017 as a Client Senior Manager offering bespoke financial advice to our clients. Tess is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the PFS, STEP Affiliate and holds a first class honours degree in Financial Services Management. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services; previously employed by first direct, Armstrong Watson and HSBC as an Independent Financial Advisor, Supervisor of Financial Planners and Technical Specialist. In 2016 she was awarded the STEP Excellence Award. Tess advises on all aspects of her clients financial planning, including pensions, investments, protection and estate planning and loves helping her clients employ their finances effectively to achieve their future plans and aspirations.
Before becoming a recognised keynote speaker, sales trainer and sales improvement thought leader, Richard spent his career in sales management and leadership positions for learning and software technology companies. Throughout his career he has led both UK and global sales organisations to consistently out-perform expectations by selling, and helping others to sell, complex solutions. In 2011, Richard co-founded durhamlane with the aim to help commercial teams and organisations to become more profitable and transition towards developing performance cultures.
Luke joined durhamlane in 2013 as an experienced business development consultant. In his role at durhamlane he created qualified sales opportunities and explored new markets on behalf of their b2b clients across various industries. Luke’s professionalism and contagious energy let him move quickly to become a trainer and coach, breathing confidence into clients’ non-sales and sales staff alike, helping them to deepen their understanding of the sales process.
Scott Turner is a Partner at WPA who specialises in providing cover for companies. He helps businesses through the initial advice process ensuring that they have the correct policy to suit their needs, to the ongoing support required to manage their policy and assist with claims. He believes that a strong benefit package not only helps employers make sure they get the pick of employees at recruitment but can also help retain them.
Director at The Works Recruitment, I am a professionally qualified Recruitment Consultant and Skilled Engineer with over 26 years engineering recruitment experience.
Connecting great talent with great business and career opportunities. The Works specialise in working with SME and businesses serious about growth and development through people and talent.
0113 320 11 30
I have been embedded with The Works for over twenty years with no two days the same (thankfully). My primary role is leadership and vision, communications and change management in my own businesses and complete recruitment project management for our extensive client base. Working cross sector and discipline with a simple motto of "Connecting great people with great companies" My real successes are with companies serious about growth through people and good employers.
0113 320 11 30
Roger is one of the leading Corporate Recovery lawyers in the North of England and has in excess of 25 years’ experience working with leading insolvency practitioners or directors in difficulty throughout the UK and worldwide. As a member of the Clarion management board Roger is committed to developing client relationships, understanding how clients would like to use Clarion and how, as lawyers, they can provide more than just legal answers. Roger is extremely well connected in the SME market place and is highly rated for providing commercial and strategic advice particularly for clients either looking to restructure their affairs or those who are looking to acquire distressed target companies and their assets.
0113 222 3246
Simon is a "sensible, commercial" lawyer who "understands what clients want." (Chambers UK). Heading up the commercial dispute resolution team, Simon is a highly rated and respected commercial litigator with experience of litigating high value, complex commercial disputes. Leaving aside the legal jargon, Simon prefers a straight forward, no nonsense approach, keeping clients informed and aware of all their options. Simon is fascinated by other people’s businesses, what makes those businesses successful and how Clarion can tailor advice to help ensure their continued success and prosperity.
0113 222 3206
Named by Chambers as one of the leading corporate lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, Richard is the head of business services at law firm Clarion where he has been a key member of the Clarion team for over 20 years. He has built a professional services offering around being trusted adviser to a significant number of corporates and entrepreneurs.
0113 222 3212