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Colin Hailey

Colin is the founder and managing partner of Confluence Tax. He specialises in venture capital schemes, R&D tax credits, patent box, share incentives and M&A transactions within biotech and tech. He chairs the Finance and Tax Advisory Committee of the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) and undertakes consultation work with HM Treasury and HMRC. Colin is a regular speaker and contributor on tax issues relevant to the knowledge economy.

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Emma Dahm

Emma is partner at Confluence Tax with a focus on business development and marketing. Her background is in science journalism and digital marketing. She has responsibility for the Confluence Tax website – an ever-evolving project – and delivers the company's marketing, branding and digital content strategy. Emma has a BSc(Hons) in life sciences and foundation certificate in veterinary science.

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Chloe Rudd

Chloe joined confluence tax in 2018, after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in accounting and finance. Within the Confluence Tax team Chloe is an assistant tax manager responsible for corporation tax, R&D tax credit claims, patent box calculations, VAT and personal tax returns. While studying for her degree she favoured the tax module so chose to follow a career in tax. Chloe is continuing her studies by completing the ACCA qualification.

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Christopher Evans

Chris joined Confluence Tax in December 2018 and is now tax manager. He has completed Level 3 AAT and has previously worked as a financial controller and operations manager in the restaurant trade, following a spell in retail banking. Chris graduated from the Open University in 2008 with a BSc(Hons) in life sciences.

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Zan Li

Zan joined Confluence Tax in 2018, after graduating with a MSc in finance and real estate and BSc (Hons) in accounting and finance. Within the team, Zan is assistant tax manager, with responsibility for corporation tax computations and EMI valuations. She is currently studying towards her ACCA.

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Amanda Steele

Amanda joined Confluence Tax in 2020 as tax manager. She graduated from the University of the West of Scotland in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in accountancy. Amanda trained with PwC before running her own tax and accounting business for 10 years. She is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and is studying towards her CTA qualification.

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Joshua Worth

Joshua is the team administrator for Confluence Tax, on a part-time basis, and joined in July 2020. With a background in administration, he assists the team with a huge array of tasks to ensure the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis. From formatting presentations to archiving essential documents, Joshua keeps the tax team on track.

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Asma Aslam

After working as a biomedical research scientist for 10 years, Asma joined the world of financial services and became part of the Confluence Tax team in August this year. This followed a period of five years working as an R&D Tax and Grants Consultant. She joined the Confluence team as tax manager, giving corporate tax advice to businesses in the life sciences and technology sectors. This includes both the UK and International tax aspects for very large, large and small businesses.

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Emily Smith

Emily joined Confluence Tax after working for several years in accounts in the telecoms tech industry. She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, after completing her AAT Level 4 qualification in April 2019. Emily will be working with the tax team on corporation tax and employment tax matters.

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