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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.  +44(0)7855 502917

Emma Dahm

Emma is head of marketing for Confluence Tax, on a part-time basis. Her background is in journalism and, more recently, 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.
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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. +44(0)7817 241164

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Christopher Evans

Chris joined Confluence Tax in December 2018 as Assistant Tax Manager, following completion of level 3 AAT. He 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. +44(0)7903 124470

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Michelle Bryan

Michelle joined Confluence Tax in May 2019 as Tax Manager. She specialises in UK corporation tax and personal tax and has over 10 years' experience. Having worked for a top 40 practice, Michelle has advised on both business/ corporate tax matters as well as personal tax issues and has developed a broad range of tax expertise, along with a strong grounding in compliance procedures and legislation. Michelle is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and is studying towards her CTA qualification. +44(0)7921 633828

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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 Confluence Tax team Zan is a Tax Associate responsible for corporation tax computations and EMI valuations. She is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification. +44(0)7525 416427

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David Kerr

David joined Confluence Tax in December 2019 as a tax associate, responsible for corporation tax computations and other related corporation tax advisory services. He previously worked in the M&A transactions team at Deloitte. David graduated from the University of Strathclyde in June 2018 with a BSc(hons) degree in Applied Chemistry. He is currently studying towards the ACA-CTA qualification. +44(0)7808 005906

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Clare Lowe

Clare joined Confluence Tax as Tax Associate in April 2019, while in the final stages of her AAT accounting qualification. Clare's focus within the team is on corporation tax and related tax advisory services. She previously specialised in personal tax and capital gains, for a variety of clients.

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Registered office: 1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DW, UK

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