GovGrant has access to a full range of industry experts across the country and our Technical Specialists make working with GovGrant unique. They will speak your language and will have experience in your sector, so they will waste no time in getting to grips with the work you do.
Any GovGrant Technical Specialist will come and walk the floors with you and give you the benefit of their business acumen, technical expertise and commercial experience. Whether your business is big or small, complex or simple, single or multi-site – we will find a Technical Specialist who has the right mix of skills for you.
As of March 2021
Regional Sales Director
Based in Glasgow, Colin champions businesses to make sure their innovation is recognised and rewarded. He has more than 7 years of experience in the R&D space.
Chief Commercial Officer
Dominic inspires our commercial team to develop successful long-term client relationships.
At the centre of this approach is a belief that delivering commercial value is essential to a collaborative and sustainable partnership.
VP of Sales UK
Joining GovGrant in 2023, Ian works with our UK business development team to ensure our innovative clients and partners have the tools they need to accelerate their growth strategies.
Accounting Partner Associate
Vicki is the first port of call for our Accounting Partners. Making sure that our processes and communications are seamless, effective, and accessible to time-pressured accounting professionals.
Key Account Director
Andrew brings his wealth of commercial experience to GovGrant to build partnerships and improve outcomes for our Key Account clients. Ensuring they can maximise strategic and tactical support year-round to make full use of the range of GovGrant services to meet all their R&D and IP requirements.
Vanessa has over twenty years of accounting experience and works closely with our clients to identify R&D, Patent Box, and RDA opportunities. She provides technical training to our internal teams and our partner accountants, ensuring that everyone at GovGrant delivers rigorous accounting standards.
Accountant Relationship Manager
Joshua joined our expanding accountant partner team in 2023. His commitment to strong client relationships coupled with specialist knowledge of financial services are key to what he offers our accountant partners today.
Accountant Partnership Manager
James joined GovGrant in 2023 and as part of the Accountant Partnership team builds strong working relationships and long term partnerships based on mutual success and understanding.
Chief Operating Officer
Clive brings expertise in business performance and an in-depth knowledge of operational improvements. In his time at GovGrant Clive has overhauled our systems and processes to ensure that the customer is front and centre of everything we do.
Alec heads GovGrant’s IP services team to offer patent and IP strategy advice to our clients. Alec is a strong advocate for IP literacy and engages in initiatives to bring IP awareness to all who could benefit, including start-ups and universities.
Chief Executive Officer
Joining GovGrant in 2017 as Commercial Director, Luke now brings his passion for client delivery to the role of CEO. He ensures that GovGrant is taking its place as the UK’s largest specialist provider of IP services and R&D tax relief, helping our clients commercialise innovation.
Key Account Director
Donevan has over 25 years’ experience with leading financial Institutions both in New York and London. Joining GovGrant in 2023, Donevan works with our Key Account team to understand the particular requirements of innovative and complex businesses.
Head of Human Resources
As Head of Human Resources, Lynsey has a fundamental role in promoting a positive workplace culture. She is responsible for all aspects of HR including talent acquisition, development and wellbeing.
Accounting Partner Director
Vicki co-founded R&D tax consultancy Luvo Financial in 2015. In 2021 GovGrant acquired Luvo, which allowed Vicki access to additional services for her clients and partners. Vicki works with our team to further develop our extensive range of tools, benefits, and services to meet the needs of our Accounting Partners.
Chief Financial Officer
With a first class degree in economics and as a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Steve has a wealth of investor, Director and Non-Executive Director experience across a range of businesses and industries.
Accounting Partnership Innovation Consultant
Phil has worked in R&D and intellectual property since 2015, so is an experienced, compliance-led R&D tax and IP specialist. Now he brings practical inside knowledge of the claims process to our accounting partners.
IP Consultant & Policy Lead
Akshay brings academic rigour and commercial IP experience to his role as IP Consultant & Policy Lead for GovGrant. Akshay is skilled in advising clients on how to identify, develop and manage their IP, and on using IP analytics to maximise your R&D and boost growth.
Accountant Relationship Manager
As Accountant Relationship Manager at GovGrant, Sam’s unwavering focus is on building strong, mutually beneficial relationships that guarantee exceptional results and top-notch customer service for our accountant partners and their clients.