Joanna studied at the University of Manchester, and is fluent in two languages - but you'll never guess which*. She's recently returned to London from working in Hong Kong to tackle the world of tax credits. *(German and Chinese)
Ish studied Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire and also came 2nd in the UK Street Dance Championships (2012/2013). When he hasn't got his head down in the world of tax credits, you will find him working out!
Kweku is GrantTree's uber-whizz Partnership Manager. He has previous experience in startups, managing commercial partnerships and investor communities... with a few stories to go with it! If you’re doing interesting things in the startup space, he’s your guy! Roof-terrace-dwelling crumpet-enthusiast.
After 15 years working as a tech consultant and project leader, Robin has mastered the skill of programming devices by simply staring at them sternly. He also an experienced grant writer.
Aka Swombat. Serial entrepreneur, tech geek and startup blogger, prolific HN commenter. GrantTree founder. His superpower: the ability to turn anything into a so-called "dan joke".
Ash loves tech and all things legal (he has one degree in each) - so life at GrantTree suits him perfectly. The only problem is working in Shoreditch: he’s been trying to grow an edgy beard for 5 years, but still no luck.
Sam graduated from Portsmouth University with a degree in Business Economics and is spreading his wings in the financial sector by filing R&D Tax Credits at GrantTree.
Greenie moved from Hong Kong to join GrantTree in 2013. She combines three superpowers: a law degree, a computer science masters, and some serious tax kung-fu.
Chris studied Politics at Glasgow University before working in a Government Strategy Unit. He joined Granttree in 2013 as a client manager, and is also a PhD researcher in surveillance. He’s also really good at hiding stuff.
After completing his degrees in Commerce and Finance at the Australian National University, Shihan has spent the past 10 years working in the corporate finance and strategic consulting sectors. Finance by day buffalo wing connoisseur by night.
George has served as an officer in the Royal Navy and built a startup to a turnover of 6 million in three years. Now as a GrantTree Director he has taken on the responsibility of finding and building our new home, The Treehouse. After dabbling with rugby, hockey and rowing he now spends some of his free time playing the brilliantly brutal game of hurling.
After completing a degree in Financial Economics, Joe has worked in the finance sector and most recently for a construction startup based in the Middle East, before journeying back over to the UK and touching down in GrantTree, where he has been bulldozing his way through R&D Tax Credit claims.
Will has an MSc in Environmental Economics and an MBA. Prior to GrantTree he worked on Agri-Tech projects in a sub-Saharan African context and also a marine infrastructure project in the Southwest of England. He’s super enthusiastic about all things tech, in the grant/tax credit space or to do with surfing. Feel free to drop him a line to discuss any of the above.
When she graduated Pippa set out to explore life in a big agency and worked in both New Business and Marketing teams. Now she's made the move to small-but-perfectly-formed GrantTree to tackle some serious tax-credit-crunching!
Daisy studied Philosophy at Sussex and joined GrantTree after working in client facing roles in the legal services sector. She likes watching cat videos and doing embroidery.
Rowan has a financial background. Before joining GrantTree he spent 4 years trading in the City, and he has a Computer Science degree from Trinity College Dublin. He has at least two nicknames.
Amy's background has been more unconventional than most before becoming a client manager at GrantTree; she worked in high-end luxury fashion houses and was a Mandarin Art Auctioneer sailing the South Asian ocean before returning to London and embarking on her own voyage of founding her own startup (GameBritannia) in 2015. As she puts it: "as long as I'm learning new things, I'm happy".
Justin loves all things tech and number crunching, and would love to find out what your company is doing, and figure out the best way to optimise your R&D claim. Previously he studied electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics, and worked in the submarine/shipbuidling industry for nearly 5 years in numerous roles.
Over the last 15 years Richard has founded three start-ups and successfully raised funds through private and public channels. He remembers all too well the first time people navigated Shoreditch on micro-scooters.
Jason joined GrantTree after gaining first class honours in a startup-focused degree. Since 2012 he has helped our clients to raise in excess of £2million - and counting. He is also good at pool.
Nicky’s background is in finance management across a variety of industries including shipping, FMCG, recruitment and hospitality. She’s also nearing the end of her CIMA struggle to be an accredited finance nerd. Like all reasonable people, Nicky is a fan of good food, wine, puppies, sunshine and burning things.
Aka Pow! GrantTree founder, public speaker, über-networker. Her superpower: the ability to turn anything into a dirty joke.
After several years spent working and studying around Europe (Ireland, Holland, Italy, Austria, Sweden), Jeff has finally landed at GrantTree and brings his friendly Canadian approach to working with clients.
Mike graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Electronics Engineering, and, after a stint in Samsung, wanted to realise his passion for electronics and technology in the startup world, so he made the move to GrantTree and hasn't looked back since.
Don is perpetually curious. He can't wait to find out about what you're working on and how we can help you. Nothing drives him more than your passion for your business. He is also a dab hand at DIY - in fact, he built the big desk in our office. Come in and see it and have a chat with him.
Andrew works behind the scenes wrangling with things like data, processes and culture. Piles of elaborate process diagrams around the office bear witness to this healthy obsession.
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