What sets Chris apart?

Creative and connected, Chris is a growth-orientated partner with an international focus, responsible for Bishop Fleming’s West Midlands based tax team. His background includes roles in practice and in industry with multi-national organisations such as EasyJet. In addition to working with clients directly across a number of areas, Chris works to grow the business communities we serve, with board position with LEPs, science parks and innovation hubs.

Chris's service expertise

Corporate Finance
  • Litigation support - Civil and Family law, Chris is an accredited expert witness, qualified to submit written and oral evidence to Court, notably in the areas of valuation and tax
International Tax
  • Part of Bishop Fleming’s Brexit team
  • Head of Bishop Fleming’s international tax and advisory services, which includes working with the firm’s international network – Kreston International
  • A registered expert with the EU Commission
Research and Development
  • One of the UK’s leading R&D tax credit advisors
  • Works closely with local government and HMRC to promote and evolve the R&D tax credit regime
  • Supports the sector with his roles on science park boards, and his wider international involvement
  • Tax lead for Bishop Fleming’s West Midlands office

Chris's sector expertise

  • Worked with clients across a number of technology sectors, including several years working in Cambridge
  • Heavily involved with Malvern Hills Science Park in his role as Strategic Finance Director
  • Advisory board member and founder of Worcestershire's BetaDen Tech Incubator
  • Heads up Kreston International's Technology Group, working to bring tech companies together to do business worldwide
  • Director of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, working with the rest of the board to successfully tender for the award of the UK Government's 5G test-bed, based at Malvern Hills Science Park

Chris provided a range of advice to both our fund and the companies we invested in. He personally undertook to understand our complex fund structure and worked with his team to ensure the group was operating optimally and in a tax compliant fashion. This involved dialogue with HMRC to resolve a number of technical challenges. Chris is knowledgeable and personable, and offers support much wider than just tax.


Matt Pieterse, Venture Capitalist


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