Raed was introduced to the world of R&D Tax through his friendship with Haran, Bonham & Brooks’ co-founder. For many years prior, Raed gained an in-depth understanding of the construction industry, through working for multiple construction and interior design companies. In 2010 he set up his own construction company specialising within the higher residential market. It was his invaluable knowledge of the industry and his experience with his own R&D Tax Claim that inspired him to partner with Haran to establish Bonham & Brook. In doing so he could provide a higher level of service tailored to construction companies, a service which he had failed to receive in his own experience. Raed also owns his own Kitchen Showroom, which may come as no surprise to anyone who knows how much he loves to cook. When he isn’t cooking up a storm in his own kitchen, he’s often with his family or more often than not, hiding from them at the local snooker hall.
After years of hard work and determination, Haran has shaped this business into a successful consultancy and advisory service company. He puts his success in business down to his Sri Lankan father who guided him from an early age with the important attributes of integrity, hard work and duty of care to the customer. This duty of care is the one key factor that separated Bonham & Brook from their competitors, by ensuring services are inclusive to all businesses eligible for government support. Apart from his commitment to this successful business, Haran enjoys taking his family on road trips and enjoys playing football for his local team ‘The Surbiton Legends’.
Dom started off studying Law in Sheffield, before proceeding to split his time between the French Alps and the south coast, where he set up a language school. He became a web developer in the process and ran a small digital agency, before getting into the world of R&D Tax Credits in 2017. After a few years of helping everyone, from small builders to FTSE 250 consultancies, to claim R&D at Leyton, he joined Bonham and Brook in 2019 where the real fun began. He is now the Chief Commercial Officer and oversees the company’s acquisition of new businesses as well as looking after current clients. When Dom isn’t found complaining about his knees hurting, he’s complaining that he’s not skiing. When he’s not doing that, he’s listening to music or shopping for new speakers to listen to it on.
After 9 years as an HMRC R&D Inspector & 7 years in private practice ensuring R&D claims are ‘quality assured’, Malcolm is really enjoying his role at B&B as Head of Compliance.
What a friendly, welcoming & hard-working bunch of colleagues!
Outside of work, Malcolm enjoys walking in the beautiful Somerset countryside with his wife of 30+ years. He loves booking holidays, particularly to his second ‘home country’ New Zealand, where one of his daughters lives. He enjoys watching & occasionally, playing cricket. He’s still a supporter of Southampton FC and looks forward to their annual relegation battle.
Ali's journey started with a bachelor's degree in Accounting & Finance but he quickly realised that he was better suited to pursue a career in People Management. Now a holder of a Masters's in Human Resource Management, Ali has continued to assist Bonham & Brook as an HR & Accounts Manager since their early days. With the support of the company, Ali continues to grow professionally as an associate member by studying CIPD Level 7. In his spare time, he can be found at the gym lifting weights, sprinting on a 100m track, cycling 100km in a day, or competing in physical challenges like Tough Mudder.
Rob graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Economics and Business Management. He then moved to London to train as a Chartered Accountant, working in audit for Blick Rothenberg, gaining experience auditing clients across a variety of industries, notably manufacturing and technology. Rob became ACA qualified in 2018 and shortly after qualifying became Finance Manager for Accor Hotels, a global leader in the hospitality industry with over 250 hotels in the UK. At Accor, Rob managed the UK finance function, overseeing accounting and tax matters across the company. He is now Senior Financial Consultant for Bonham and Brook, providing support and technical guidance from a financial perspective to clients and across the company. Rob loves his sport, growing up playing rugby and football and supporting Aston Villa. Whilst his rugby playing days are now over, he still enjoys the occasional five a side football cameo.
Sahera has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Notre Dame University, Lebanon, and went on to achieve a Masters in Project Management, Finance and Risk from the City University of London. She was instantly interested by the Research and Development sector and joined Bonham & Brook after moving to London. She continues to contribute her key industry knowledge to our team of consultants and also provides support to our Operations team. Sahera loves to be outside exploring new places or spending time with her friends, beating them at the occasional board game.
After setting up two businesses, one in South American and the other in Europe, Tom pivoted towards a career in Innovation Incentives, in a consulting and advising capacity. He has now been in the industry for five years and has helped companies claim over £8 million in R&D Tax Credits and Innovate UK Grant opportunities across a variety of industries, including; sports organisations, architects and tech start-ups.
As our Partnerships Manager, Tom focuses on building a network of accountants, advisers, and existing clients, to optimise growth for businesses across all industries. He works across front-end operations, marketing, and communications to ensure deal flow and content align with company strategy. Tom is an avid walker with his dog Summer, plays cricket, golf and tennis and enjoys a good London or countryside pub garden.
Holding a degree in economics and having previously worked with the latest innovations in technology, Prad was enticed to start his career in the R&D tax domain as it stimulated both his Financial and Technological interests. With two years of experience in R&D tax, Prad spends the majority of his time ensuring that our client’s receive an optimum tax benefit. In addition to this, he is currently studying as a student member of the ATT to further enhance his knowledge in tax matters. Out of work, Prad enjoys spending his time playing football and analysing the recent trends in the stock market, whilst hoping that one day Arsenal return to their former glory days!
Siddique is our senior software specialist with an MSc. in Eng. and an MBA specialising in Technology Innovation and Commercialization. Following 5 years in technology and engineering, Siddique has spent the last 3 in professional services and consulting; Siddique has helped clients of all sizes (including Unicorns) across all sectors advance their R&D. Instilling best practices to maximise claim size, liaising with HMRC, and is experienced in inquiry and audit defense.
P.S He is a professional balloon artist – check out his Instagram page to see his mind-blowing creations!
Sasha has a background in both tech start-ups and construction, plus a degree in Sociology that she graduated from in 2019. Having most recently spent 2 years with an architecture practice, she wanted to continue growing and applying her skillset to a larger range of clients. This brought her to looking into R&D services – somewhere to converge what she had learned from varied roles in the past to help businesses grow. Outside of the office as an Account Manager, she is easy to find in any decent garden centre or beer garden.
After training in Beauty Therapy for 2 years at Kingston College, Klara landed her self a job in her local salon and spent the next few years glamourizing the people her local area. Towards the end of her time there she decided she wanted to transfer her organisational skills into a brand new environment which let to the world of R&D Tax at Bonham & Brook. In her role as Executive Assistant she assists along side the Marketing, Sales and Management elements of the company. You will either find Klara in her office attire, or in 6 inch heels making her way to the bars.
Tom comes from a strong Hospitality background sprinkled with a little bit of construction. Whilst studying for his degree in history, Tom found success working in stadium hospitality with a variety of management roles across some of London’s most historic sporting venues. These experiences helped Tom develop his interpersonal skills, whilst in the view of his two favourite sports – Football and Cricket! Now in the world of R&D Tax, Tom’s constant curiosity and eagerness to learn is helping him strive to his previous career successes. Out of the office, you’ll find Tom exploring London’s historical sites with a few pubs along the way!
Before embarking into the realm of R&D Tax credits, Paddy completed a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol where he was able to develop a strong set of technical skills and be at the forefront of innovation and research projects. During his time there he worked several jobs in the hospitality and sales sector to build an array of customer-facing skills. The vibrant music scene of Bristol allowed Paddy to cultivate his love for underground music where he was able to launch and run his music events brand, which led to DJ performances around the UK. Outside of work, Paddy loves sport and will be found at numerous sporting grounds around London most notably Stamford Bridge following his beloved Chelsea.
Jack studied Materials Engineering at university in London and this helped him develop skills across a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. Whilst studying for his degree, he spent many years in pub management which has provided an in-depth understanding of both business requirements, and what it means to provide excellent customer service. After leaving university he gained hands-on quality control experience working in a chemical engineering plant before turning his attention to the wider world of innovation and R&D consultancy. When Jack is not researching and building technical narratives for R&D relief, he can be found building computers, designing websites, or down the pub boring his friends by explaining how the bartender poured his pint wrong.
After Taz had completed his master’s degree in Civil Engineering, from the University of Southampton, he spent 5 years working in London as a Structural Engineer for WSP, one of the world’s largest and leading engineering consultancies. He has designed everything from 35-storey buildings to 2-storey dwellings, in addition to multiple train stations. He continues to contribute his extensive industry knowledge to the team of consultants. Outside of the office, Taz can often be found at the gym, concerts, DJing at events, dissecting stock market movements, or rambling on about the UFC.
Rudi is a certified Toolmaker and Precision Engineer with a decade of hands-on experience in manufacturing pharmaceutical, healthcare, mining, oil & gas and food engineering components. During that term, Rudi was a toolroom and technical manager, leading the entire manufacturing process by directing technical proficiency across design, development, and system integration. This covered enhanced design for manufacturing theories for product performance enhancements to maximising productivity with decreased wastage. Rudi has collected over 5 years of R&D Tax Relief know-how managing a portfolio of over 130 clients delivering +£2M in revenue and over £9.5M in claimant funding, whilst maintaining a troop of 5 specialised consultants. Elsewhere, he’s pursuing his first hole in one in golf, travelling, playing the drums, ping-pong and watching football or making biltong.
Andreia has a degree in International Law from Coventry University and went on to undertake a Legal Practice Course and an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Law, Birmingham. After graduation, Andreia was introduced to the Research and Tax domain and joined Bonham and Brook as part of the consultancy team. She provides support to the executives, and she is involved in the Operations department of the Company. When Andreia is not reading a book or documenting herself on how to professionally and personally improve or develop, she can be found walking in the park, spending time with her family, or simply painting.
Ben began his professional life working as a labourer both in London and then down under in Australia, after which he decided to formalise his career as an Electrician. During this time he sharpened his tools on various aspects of the trade and developed a greater understanding of the industry. Prior to completing his apprenticeship, he was exposed to the R&D sector by his brother Adam, who he has collaborated with to head up the Manchester office of Bonham & Brook. In his spare time, you will find Ben either (reluctantly) doing mates rates jobs around friends and families houses or working up a sweat and splitting lips in Muay Thai classes.
Jack studied History at university which also developed many skills which he brings into our team, at Bonham & Brook. The world of R&D Tax was entirely new to Jack when he first joined, but he feels lucky being able to help so many businesses across an array of industries. With an incredibly strong start at Bonham & Brook, Jack is looking forward to assisting many businesses with their growth funding in the future. Football is Jack’s pride and joy, although Liverpool is said to make or break his weekends.
Chris studied Business and Enterprise management at Sheffield Hallam which enabled him to develop a variety of skills, which he brings to head up our Manchester team along side Adam at Bonham & Brook. During his time at Leyton, Chris worked along side a wide variety of sectors. However, he is specifically passionate about delivering value to both the Engineering and Construction sectors. Chris is really looking to excel his career in management, helping grow the Manchester team, whilst still bringing in high quality business opportunities for the company. In his spare time, you will find Chris either in the pub watching his beloved Manchester United, out and about exploring the Lake District or building up his music knowledge on hip hop!
Liam comes from a sporting business background with a degree in Sport Management at Bournemouth University. Having completed a yearlong placement in an accounts team at Wentworth Golf Club which involved dealing with high-profile members and clients. Working both at Tesco’s and as a lifeguard, Liam also has experience in the retail and leisure sector. All of these experiences have developed Liam’s personal and professional skills. Out of the office, Liam attempts to get around the golf course with his friends and two older brothers as well as playing football from time to time.
Tom’s journey begun in Bangkok, Thailand where he spent the majority of his life before moving to London. Besides being a talented musician, Tom is a former professional and semi-professional footballer, playing for various teams in Thailand and the USA. Since transitioning into coaching, Tom’s work at various football clubs led him to London to continue his professional career. Realising his passion lies in working with people, he recently joined Bonham and Brook as commercial executive and hopes to grow into the R&D sector and broaden his skill set within the industry. In his free time, you will find Tom either recording music, releasing stress acquired through his love for Norwich City in a Muay Thai workout, or doing absolutely anything football related.
Before joining Bonham and Brook, Stephen completed a Psychology Degree from Newcastle University and worked as a Construction Manager for a large main-contractor firm based in London. During his time there, he helped deliver several multimillion-pound projects for clients such as Ocado. This construction background has helped him develop his technical knowledge of the industry and in turn, help construction companies through their R&D process. Outside of work, you can find Stephen sitting by a lake fishing with his friends or in a pub sipping a pint and watching Arsenal lose.
Kieran studied Business and Financial Management at Sheffield Hallam University, clearly showing an interest in tax from the off! He entered the professional workplace during his placement year with Enterprise as a management trainee, which gave him the taste for success, and now looks to pursue a successful career in R&D Tax Credit. In his spare time, you will find him playing several sports including tennis and golf but mainly cheering on his beloved Liverpool FC or having a game of football himself. He is never too far away from his loyal whippet companions Spud and Ludo.
Logan studied Business Accounting and Finance at Leeds Becket University, a handy bit of background knowledge to utilize when analyzing our client’s financials. Logan’s role is to inform businesses across the country about the scheme and assess their eligibility, and of course, help them access well-deserved innovation funding. In his spare time, you will find him either singing his heart out in the Stretford end watching his beloved Manchester United, or watching any other live sporting event that he can attend.
Aaron has joined us through his studies in Business Management and Marketing at the University of Manchester. Throughout his studies, he has developed skills in system management and company organisation, which he has applied to his role in renewals. Aaron previously worked in construction which has worked out well when dealing with some of our clients! Out of office, Aaron can be found watching live music across the country wherever his tickets take him, or alternatively, he’ll be in East London supporting his beloved West Ham.
Prior to leaping into the world of R&D, Kalim completed a degree in Criminology with Psychology. Upon moving to London to advance his professional career, Kalim has dived into R&D to apply his considerable commercial skillset to help a wider spectrum of businesses correctly utilise the R&D scheme. Outside of the office, you can find Kalim working up a sweat in the gym and kickboxing clubs, or at any halal buffet around London.
Before joining the Bonham and Brook team, Sam studied International Business Management at Oxford Brookes University. As part of his degree, he completed a year-long placement with Sodexo, which launched his career in Sales. Sam also has experience working in customer-facing roles for several high-profile sporting events including the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium, the UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge, and The Championships at Wimbledon. In his spare time, you will likely find him hacking through long grass searching for his wayward golf ball, playing tennis, or sitting in the pub with a pint of Guinness watching his beloved Liverpool play.
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