Alison Lynch- Head of Tax Services

Alison started her career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1995 and became a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1998.

Alison has dedicated much of her career liaising with H M Revenue & Customs and identifying and maximising tax opportunities within niche areas of tax. She set up a National R & D Tax Credit service when she joined PKF in 2006 before forming her own bespoke R & D Tax Credit practice, HowarthLynch, in 2009.

Alison built the company up to be one of the largest independent R&D Tax Relief specialists in the UK, dealing with over 600 claims per year and claiming back more than £50 million in cash for clients. Alison sold her business in August 2014 to Abbey Tax Protection Group Plc so that she could pursue her ambition of setting up a much larger tax consultancy business. Alison now heads up the Tax and Funding arm of the business.

Alison did enjoy sailing and skiing before she broke her back trying to keep up with her son on the slopes! Now Alison is getting on a bit, she has taken up golf and beach holidays in her favourite place in the world, Portugal.