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Melissa Thomas
Melissa Thomas
Director
Corporate Tax
Quite simply I love helping our clients expand internationally, every conversation that I have with a prospect, an intermediary or a client is different

I support and guide individuals as both employees as owners of businesses, the C-Level team and investors with the right advice for their UK expansion and growth plans. I take the time to build relationships, learn about our clients and understand how we can help them both now and in the future. I’m here for the long-term. I’ll be guided by our clients in respect of the support that they require, whilst utilising our experiences to offer commercial and technical input along the way.

Our clients range from early stage seed funded through to later stage VC backed/listed companies across a breadth of industries. My primary focus is on those established in Canada and the US looking at opportunities in the UK and further afield.

Specialist areas

Planning and executing international expansion into the UK, particularly from the US and Canada Mapping out services that international groups require from us directly and indirectly Liaising with group and local advisors to ensure a seamless experience Acting as a central, consistent point of contact across multiple teams for the duration of our engagement

Qualifications and positions of note

ACA ADIT Member of Blick Rothenberg Shadow Board

The Tax Factor – Episode 36

Footballers, foot lotion, sneaky VAT penalties and Italy

In this week’s episode, Rehana Earle and Melissa Thomas look at the latest IR35 case involving Scottish footballer Neil McCann and his employment with SKY, the future of Body Shop after entering administration and seeking a CVA to reduce the company’s tax bill when it returns to profitability, and the impact of the new HMRC VAT penalty points system.

They then look at the lure of Italy as a remote working destination.

Success Stories Episode 3

This episode of Success Stories tells the story of Angela Crouch, the Managing Director of mattress and bedding company Nectar.

Following a successful launch in the US in 2016, Nectar launched in the UK in 2018 and became the UK’s first carbon neutral ‘bed in a box’ mattress. Nectar’s parent company, Resident, is now one of world’s fastest growing direct-to-consumer sleep product companies.

So how has Nectar become a multi-award-winning mattress company servicing over three million people worldwide, in just six years?

In this episode, Managing Director Angela Crouch talks about Nectar’s rapid growth, the sustainability mission which sits at the heart of their business and their advice to other entrepreneurs looking to scale, grow and succeed.

Success Stories 3 Video

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