We welcome, Associate Tax Director, Francesca Hutcheson to the Dyke Yaxley Team.
Francesca who will be based in Shrewsbury, has almost 20 years’ experience in the industry, having started her career with a Big 4 firm in Manchester before relocating to a firm in Shropshire in 2011.
She will be responsible for delvering tax planning and advisory services to Dyke Yaxley’s side ranging client base, and said she was looking forward to helping build and grow the already successful Tax Department.
Her role will also include advising clients on all aspects of tax relief for UK innovation, from tax-efficient funding for high-growth start-ups to Research and Development tax relief and Patent Box claims.
“There is a real depth and breadth of innovative businesses here in Shropshire who ought to be benefitting from the Government’s Research and Development tax relief, whereby HMRC is effectively subsidising their investment in developing new products and processes. Over the last five years, I’ve worked with clients of all sizes and across a broad range of industry sectors helping them to make sizable and successful claims – and the value of these claims exceeded £2 million in the last 12 months alone.
“I have also provided specialist tax support for a number of high value mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, working with both vendors and purchasers.”
As well as wide ranging experience in HMRC negotiations and settlements, Francesca also delivers exit and succession planning advice for family businesses, tax-efficient remuneration planning, and tax-efficient holding structures and Capital Allowances claims.
Dyke Yaxley’s Managing Director, Laurie Riley, said the Company was delighted to have welcomed such an experienced tax professional to its team.
“Francesca is a valuable addition to our firm and we’re sure her experience will be a wonderful asset to our colleagues and clients alike.
“We’re continually building on the strong foundations we have in place in all areas of our business, and to bring in someone with such fantastic capabilities is great news for our team.”
Francesca is also a Trustee for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund – a charity which is committed to supporting cancer services for the people of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.
Francesca Hutcheson is the new Associate Tax Director at Dyke Yaxley