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R&D Tax Credit Specialists Expand Team

R&D Tax Credit Specialists Expand Team

Haverhill based Research and Development (R&D) tax credit specialists, Fiscale has recently appointed a new R&D Tax Manager and a Marketing and Sales Administrator.


Eve Hopley was recruited as an R&D Tax Manager.  Eve graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews. After completing a summer internship in the EY Corporation Tax team, Eve decided to follow a career in tax.  She worked for EY for nearly five years, initially as an Assistant Tax Advisor before being promoted to a Tax Advisor.

As soon as Eve discovered the concept of R&D tax credits she knew it was an area in which she wished to specialise. Eve joined AstraZeneca as a Tax Supervisor in June 2018 and was responsible for the preparation of UK tax provisions for the quarterly financial results and also large parts of the UK compliance work including Patent Box calculations.

Eve explains, “I am delighted to join Fiscale to continue my journey in R&D tax.  I am a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and I have strong technical skills and working knowledge of both R&D and Patent tax incentive schemes. Going forward I am excited to work with Fiscale’s clients to help get the financial support they are entitled to so they can grow their businesses. The impact of R&D tax credits is much more rewarding from a personal perspective when working with local companies.”


Chris West has joined Fiscale in the role of Marketing and Sales Administrator having spent the past decade working within the publishing and events sector. During this time, Chris helped to create digital and traditional marketing campaigns for industry leading brands. He was also involved with devising and negotiating sponsorship and partnerships on some of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious events.   

 Chris comments, “I am really pleased to be working with Fiscale during such an exciting period of growth for the company.  I am looking forward to helping to build the Fiscale brand into the foremost authority in R&D tax credits. It’s very rewarding to assist companies to access this valuable R&D tax relief. The outcome of a successful claim has such a positive impact, not only for the client but for the overall economy.  The tax relief drives additional investment in R&D and the creation of new jobs.”

Established in 2014 by John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting, Fiscale has experienced rapid growth and now employs a team of 30 full-time staff across 3 offices – Haverhill, Kent and Stoke-on-Trent.


In five years Fiscale has built a client base of over 250 businesses and retained a 100% success rate on claims submitted. All of Fiscale’s clients enjoy the benefits that a successful claim for R&D tax credits can bring. They have been able to invest money into further research and development activities, recruit additional staff, purchase new plant and equipment or invest in larger premises.

To find out more about R&D tax credits please call Fiscale on 01440 708 333 or visit

Article by Fiscale Ltd

Tax consultants specialising in R&D tax credits.