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We are a UK Corporate advisory practice with a firm focus on business growth and innovation.

Our rapidly growing team of tax, accounting and industry specialists help companies unlock the tax value of their business activities. When you partner with us, you will benefit from the expertise of our highly experienced team.

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We are a UK Corporate advisory practice with a firm focus on business growth and innovation.

Our rapidly growing team of tax, accounting and industry specialists help companies unlock the tax value of their business activities. When you partner with us, you will benefit from the expertise of our highly experienced team.

Contact our experts

We value business growth and innovation.

Our core services are dedicated to helping clients secure optimum financial benefits through UK tax incentives including R&D tax credits, Capital Allowances and Patent Box.

The Inspired team is made up of highly experienced tax, accounting and industry specialists who help companies unlock the tax value of their business activities.

We provide a tailored service aimed at achieving the best possible result for you, offering both forward planning and historical tax reviews to ensure you receive the full tax relief you are entitled to.

We also add value to our clients though claims for Land Remediation Relief and Government Grants.

 

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Colm Cavavagh ACA

Director

Through both industry and sporting circles, Colm has amassed an extensive network of clients, collaborators and contacts which has been maintained and grown with his excellent relationship management skills.

Colm is a trusted advisor to many clients and peers. Colm is a Chartered Accountant with both practice and industry experience, and has vast experience in R&D tax credits, both from a practice and company perspective, giving him an insight into both best-practice and the needs and concerns of clients.

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Nadine McGonigle

Tax Associate

Nadine has recently joined the Inspired team after completing her degree in Accountancy with a specialism in taxation where she has gained an insight into R&D and capital allowances. Nadine is eager to complete her CIOT exams with Inspired Tax Incentives and qualify as a Chartered Tax Consultant.

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Niamh Conway

Tax Associate

Niamh has recently joined the team after completing her degree in Business Studies with a specialism in Marketing before taking up a training opportunity at Inspired as a Graduate Trainee Tax Advisor. Niamh is looking forward to completing her CIOT exams and qualifying as a Chartered Tax Consultant.

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Michael Heinicke

Director

At Inspired Corporate Advisory, Michael is the Director with responsibility for tax technical knowledge and innovation.  He works to develop strategic client and partner relationships to innovate how Inspired deliver maximum value to all stakeholders.  Michael also provides guidance across functions to optimise the way in which services are delivered.    

Prior to joining the team, Michael spent 18 years in PwC across Manchester and Belfast and was most recently a Tax Director leading the Innovation & Capital Incentives practice within Northern Ireland. Michael also previously led PwC’s Corporate Tax business in Northern Ireland between 2015 and 2018.

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Caitlin McStay

Tax Associate

Caitlin originally joined the Inspired team as an intern while she completed her Masters in International Accounting with Data Analytics. Caitlin has gained an insight into R&D and Capital Allowances through her University degree. Having completed her course, Caitlin has joined the Inspired team as a Tax Advisor.  Caitlin looks forward to pursuing her career in Tax and is eager to complete her Chartered Accounting exams.

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Hannah McMenamin

Marketing Assistant

Hannah previously studied Creative Technologies at Ulster University Magee. With a strong background in design and marketing, Hannah has recently joined the team at Inspired as Marketing Assistant. Within Inspired, Hannah is excited to work with the team and help grow the Inspired brand.

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Kate Mulligan

Practice Manager

Kate is Practice Manager with nine years experience working in the industry. In collaboration with staff, Kate oversees day-to-day operations within the business, developing operational strategies and functions.

Her duties include responding and networking with clients, ensuring employee growth and satisfaction, supporting the Director team in driving change, operational efficiencies and digital transformation.

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Matty Eaton

Tax Associate

Having recently completed his university studies, Matthew has joined the Inspired team as a Trainee Tax Advisor. Matthew studied for an Undergraduate Degree in Business with Accounting followed by a Masters in International Accounting and Data Analytics at Ulster University, which included multiple tax modules, providing insight into R&D and Capital Allowances. Matthew is excited to start his career in tax where he will complete his Chartered Accounting and Chartered Tax exams.

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Conor Rafferty

Tax Associate

After graduating in Psychology at Queen’s University and completing a Masters in Applied Psychology and Psychological Therapies at Ulster University, Conor worked in the mental health sector for over ten years. However, Conor felt the need for a career change.  After seeing the opportunity offered by Inspired Corporate Advisory, Conor believed it was exactly the change he needed, and decided to restart his career as a Trainee Tax Advisor.

Conor is looking forward to progressing in his new role at Inspired, completing his CIOT exams and qualifying as a Chartered Tax Consultant.

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Eugene O’Neill CTA, ACA

Managing Director

Eugene is a highly experienced R&D tax credit and Capital Allowances specialist, having led tax incentives teams within two multi-national practices prior to establishing the Inspired team.

A Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant, Eugene places paramount importance on developing in-depth knowledge of his client’s businesses and operational activity, which places clients in the best position to identify and claim against qualifying R&D activity

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Sean Cavanagh FCA

Director, Head of Strategy

Having established his own growing accountancy practice in 2017, Sean Cavanagh has played a crucial role in developing and realising the vision of Inspired Tax Incentives.

Along with leading strategic efforts to grow Inspired, Sean is central to the development of operational best practice from day one, establishing processes that will ultimately result in clients receiving a high-quality service.

Sean is a born leader, as will be known to anyone with a passing interest in GAA. The Company and its clients benefits from the high-standards he sets.

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Leon Faulkner

Manager

Leon has supported a number of our clients in securing investment and financing. He has extensive experience in the development of business plans, financial projections, funding applications and economic appraisals.

Leon has worked closely with hundreds of businesses to secure funding required to grow their business and is frequently on-site with clients in an effort to understand their current business models and future plans. He understands how to both obtain and communicate the key details that investors, buyers and funders are seeking.

Leon’s skills in securing funding are helped by the experience he has in managing grant and funding programmes, and furthermore playing a role in the policy development of future funding programmes.

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Dervla Molloy

Tax Associate

Dervla has recently graduated from Ulster University with a BSc in Accounting with specialism in Taxation.

Dervla is one of the newest members of the Inspired team and brings a wealth of knowledge from her Bachelors qualification.

Having had an insight into corporation tax, Dervla has gained a great interest in the field of R&D activity and Capital Allowances.

Within Inspired, Dervla is eager to complete her CIOT exams and qualify as a Chartered Tax Consultant.

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Paddy Pringle

Tax Incentives Senior Manager

Paddy has not taken the traditional career path on his way to becoming an experienced and trusted tax advisor.

During his multi-faceted career to date he has trained in both law and in construction before taking up a training opportunity at a multi-national accountancy firm, where it became clear his construction knowledge provided great insight and value in helping construction clients with R&D and Capital Allowances claims.

Paddy also has extensive knowledge of the Capital Allowances regimes in both UK and Ireland this has included preparation of historical and direct expenditure claims for properties ranging from standard warehouse units, high end boutique hotels, coldstores and mixed use retail units.

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Paul Gormley

Construction Specialist

Paul is not the standard recruitee for a financial services provider, but his input to the Company is perhaps, the best example of how Inspired deliver top quality service to their clients.

Previously a Senior Quantity Surveyor for McAleer & Rushe, Paul’s knowledge of the Construction Industry, including his ability to identify and validate new technologies and innovative practices, sets him apart from technical specialists in our field.

The value of Paul’s presence and input can be seen instantly during our meetings with Construction clients; their level of trust is clear as he has comprehensive understanding of their activities. Paul has input into not only our R&D claims but Capital Allowances, especially in cases where information is limited and re-calculation of capital works may be required.

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Ben McDonnell

Assistant Manager

Having previously worked in accountancy for Sean Cavanagh and Co. Ben jumped at the opportunity to work in tax where he combined his pre-existing accountancy skills with ever-expanding R&D knowledge to deliver on R&D claims for clients.

Ben liaises with clients throughout the R&D claims process and is forensic in identifying and compiling qualifying costs.

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Fergal O’Kane

Tax Associate

Fergal is working with other members of the team to help clients through R&D and Capital Allowances claims, which are two areas of tax Fergal has a high interest in.

Fergal has recently completed his degree with a 1st class honours in Business Studies with specialism in Accountancy and is now keen to complete his CIOT exams with Inspired, to become a Chartered Tax Consultant.

Fergal has gained experience in the insolvency industry and enjoys watching and playing football for his local club.

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Denise Carty

Marketing Manager

Denise is a highly motivated marketing professional with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Business Studies and Marketing. With an array of international experience in internal and external marketing, Denise is central to the company’s brand management; overseeing all marketing activities, website maintenance, and managing social channels.

For any marketing queries, please contact Denise.Carty@inspiredcorporateadvisory.com

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Cathal McGaughey

Tax Incentives Senior Manager

Cathal manages key relationships with our clients for R&D, Patent box and general tax advisory services.

Having previous experience in a global accounting practice with specialism in Corporate Tax, he provides the wider team with technical tax input and ensures that we keep up to speed with all UK tax updates.

Cathal also has a working background within an Agricultural business which has leant itself to supporting businesses within this and the Food & Manufacturing industries to maximise their tax reliefs and incentives.

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Jonny Torrens

Tax Manager

Jonny has previous experience working in Business Recovery and Restructuring and Tax Compliance which has given him exposure to working with a wide range of businesses.

Having achieved his Chartered Tax Advisor qualification during a training contract at a multi-national firm, where he spent a large part of his time working in the tax incentives department, Jonny has developed the necessary tax expertise to deliver both high-value R&D and Patent Box claims.

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Gareth Millar

Tax Consultant

Gareth previously studied Law at Newcastle University and obtained an MSc in Business Management before taking up a training opportunity at a multi-national accountancy firm. During his time there he worked in a split role within the Corporate Tax Compliance and Tax Incentives team. This experience has equipped him with the knowledge to deliver high-value R&D claims for our clients.

Gareth is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and is currently working to attain his Chartered Tax Adviser status.

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