Joined Alliotts

  • 2009


  • 1994


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

In his capacity as a business advisor to fast growing businesses Chris often works in the technology and space sectors.

Alongside support with accountancy and tax, clients in these sectors look to Chris for high level advice on setting up in the UK, company structuring, tax reliefs and on M&A transactions. Chris is driven by working towards a successful outcome for his clients, and taking their business challenges on as his own, is relentless in finding solutions that will work.

Chris is regularly invited to present on investing in the UK at events hosted overseas.



The space industry is a high growth and highly innovative area and business operating in the sector need advisors who are aligned with their needs. In addition to providing support services to ensure the efficient running of a company, Chris advises space sector businesses on setting up in the UK, company structuring, tax reliefs, such as R&D and M&A.

Chris meets up with his clients in the space sector when visiting our satellite office at the Harwell Technology Campus, one of the UK’s largest space sector clusters. It’s this contact that delivers the specialist understanding and support this sector needs from an advisor.


“Being an experienced business advisor combined with his friendly approach, he is well placed for companies to get that essential business support they need.”

Gemma Wilson, ESA Business Incubation Centre Harwell Support Manager, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

“His and Alliotts’ contacts in the Space and other industry sectors are untypical of similar professional advisers”

Angus Horner, Director of the Harwell Campus Partnership

“Chris, with his friendly outgoing personality is often on hand to help the start-up companies.”

Mark Burrows, Development Manager, STFC Harwell Campus

Software developers

An experienced business advisor to software developers Chris provides support to ensure businesses are operated efficiently. In addition to compliance services his expertise in this area includes advising on entity establishment, shareholder matters, structures and tax planning to meet corporate objectives.


“We are very pleased with the excellent level of service your firm has provided. You and your team are commended for the quality of the work, professionalism, responsiveness and positive approach adopted. We believe we made the right choice in selecting Alliotts as our audit firm. We look forward to building upon our business relationship.”

Ian Sandbach, CFO, Kognitio Ltd, Competitive Advantage from Data

Chris has a penchant for travel and enjoying new experiences which often test his physical endurance and can include significant discomfort.


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