MEET THE TEAM

Our team of experts are ready to help you achieve your goals. RCK Partners is made up of the top 1% of R&D Tax Credit industry leaders.

Meet the Team

Directors

Peter-Roscoe

Peter Roscoe

Chief Executive Officer

Personal Bio

Peter has been at the very top of the R&D Tax Credit industry for a number of years now. Having begun his career at the largest R&D Tax Credit provider, Peter has gone on to break every record that has been set within the industry.

By now he has delivered more than £20mil+ of funding for British businesses, in that short period of time, and has been recognised as the top individual within this space, across a number of sectors. Indeed, Peter’s specialisation lies in the engineering sector: delivering successful claims for construction, engineering and M&E companies in the FTSE 100 and SME market.

Much of Peter’s success has come down to his ability to build relationships and deliver successful results, placing him as one of the most well-known names in the industry.

Peter-Clark

Peter Clark

Chief Technology Officer

Personal Bio

An experienced R&D professional,  Peter completed an engineering doctorate whilst working within a FTSE 100 central R&D department and subsequently worked in development engineering refining precious metals before undertaking management consulting work to implement innovation software.

Having worked within one of Europe’s largest innovation funding providers, Peter has worked extensively on engineering, construction, manufacturing and agricultural R&D claims and claimed in excess of £25 million in benefits for his clients.

By incorporating a specific blend of real-world R&D experience, engineering problem solving and tax knowledge, he is able to better understand the challenges encountered by his clients, the solutions developed and the financial benefit available.

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Mark Kashinskiy

Chairman

Personal Bio

Mark has been working in R&D Tax Credits ever since his graduation from the University of Oxford. As one of the first people to begin working on agriculture claims in the UK, Mark has developed a wide network of clients within the farming community, through which he has continued to help others within the industry.

Since 2017, he has worked with over 250 farms – whose turnover ranges from 200k to 100mil+ – to help them access the R&D Tax Credit benefit, to the total tune of £10 mil.

Outside of farming, the rest of Mark’s client base is spread out between engineering, renewable energy and software companies (with a particular focus on blockchain and AI).

Commercial Team

James-Gibson

James Gibson

Head Of Commercial

Personal Bio

James has been working in the R&D Industry since 2016. Having previously managed a team at one of the largest consulting houses in Europe, James has been instrumental to the growth of RCK in his role as Commercial Partner. During his time in the sector, James has helped over 350 companies to secure more than £20 million in R&D funding putting him right at the top of the industry. James has experience of working with clients from a multitude of sectors, notably in agriculture, construction, and life sciences. He has successfully forged strategic links with several leading trade bodies and associations to enable their members to avail of R&D funding. James’ success stems from an enterprising attitude and a genuine desire to help businesses to achieve their long-term goals. In January James was promoted to Head of Commercial to reflect his success at RCK Partners.

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Freddie Page

Commercial Partner

Personal Bio

Freddie has been working in the R&D Industry since 2016, having previously worked at the UK’s largest provider of innovation funding. During this time, he has helped countless companies, across a multitude of sectors – from Engineering and Construction to Agriculture and Software – claim back well over £30 million.

Freddie’s success, in part, has come from his ability to nurture and grow relationships with the firm’s accountancy partners: an exercise he has pioneered within the industry. Freddie’s belief that by working alongside accountants to add value to their client base, rather than competing against them, has meant that he has created successful partnerships with over 100 accountancies across the UK – helping their clients obtain the various forms of government funding available to them. Indeed, this has been instrumental not just to the company, but to the industry as a whole, with many of the other providers implementing Freddie’s model.

Oliver-Dolby

Oliver Dolby

Commercial Partner

Personal Bio

Oliver’s academic background within International Business has been instrumental to his success within R&D Tax Credit space since 2018. Oliver’s portfolio of clients covers a wide range of industries, with particular emphasis on the construction and engineering sectors. With advanced knowledge of the UK’s fiscal policy, his clients range from £400k to £75m+ turnover businesses and have come from the organic growth of his portfolio, working closely with clients and trade bodies alike.

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Zeb Cohen

Commercial Associate

Personal Bio

Legally trained but with no appetite for dining out on the disputes of others, Zeb pivoted into R&D Tax Relief in 2019 and has not looked back. Zeb’s interpersonal skills make him an industry leader in relationship management and through his extensive network in Scotland and the Northwest of England he has helped secure funding for some of the most innovative companies in those regions.  Throughout his time in R&D Tax Credits, Zeb has constantly sought to break records and secure funding for the most deserving yet unaware companies in his sectors.  Since starting his career he has helped return over £18million in client funds, with a focus on heavy engineering, construction, and architecture.  Zeb’s success in brokering and developing relationships through unconventional partnership agreements has helped broaden his network and give him access to markets with a high barrier to entry.

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Alex Gook

Commercial Executive

Personal Bio

Alex graduated from the University of Leeds with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics in 2020. His academic background, along with his experience working in other financial sectors, made for a natural transition into the world of R&D Tax Credits. Since joining RCK in 2021, he has already given his clients access to millions of pounds worth of funding. As Alex’s portfolio has grown, it has encompassed a wide range of industries from across the UK. His particular focus being on the Construction, Manufacturing and Food Science Industries.

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MaryAnn Chapman

Commercial Executive

Personal Bio

Maryann holds a BSc in Industrial Economics with Insurance from the University of Nottingham. During her time at university, she was a chair member of Women in Finance, holding most of her experience in the finance sector, before graduating and joining RCK. To date Maryann has supported hundreds of businesses across various sectors, with a particular interest in engineering, agriculture, and construction. Specialising in the technically robust tax solutions, Maryann prides herself on assisting clients with the highest quality and execution of effective incentives strategies, claiming back several million pounds in her first year.

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Craig Sutherland

Commercial Executive

Personal Bio

Craig spent four years in America studying Science and Technology whilst on a football scholarship. Upon his return, Craig signed his first professional football contract at Blackpool F.C. After several years of playing professional football Craig moved into property. After working for some of Scotland’s top firms with sales totaling over £15 million in his last year, he decided to take his talents to RCK Partners. Craig’s extensive connections all over the UK has allowed him to seamlessly transition into R&D.

R&D Tax Consultants

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Gregg Gaffney

Head Of Consulting

Personal Bio

Prior to working in R&D Tax Credits, Gregg spent three years working at Thales – a leading engineering company, specialising in aerospace, transportation and global security.  Initially Gregg worked as a graduate mechanical design engineer on the €1bn 4LM (four lines modernisation) London Underground driverless resignalling project, before becoming a lead mechanical design engineer on the NLE (northern line extension) project, extending the Northern line, as a part of the Battersea power station redevelopment scheme.

Gregg’s academic background paved a natural progression towards R&D Tax Credits; he studied for an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design & Innovation, at the University of Bath, where he graduated with First Class Honours.

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Joshua Stacey

Senior Consultant

Personal Bio

As an Innovation & Technology Consultant at RCK Partners, Joshua’s position involves managing a large portfolio of claims for R&D Tax Relief and Tax Credits, including complex technical and financial assessments, liaising with HMRC, and client management. He has extensive experience claiming in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, precision engineering, automotive engineering, agriculture, and construction. As part of his role, he also ensures that the R&D claims put forward are of the highest quality and meet the requirements of the relevant tax legislation and guidelines while also maximising the benefit returned to the client.

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Stephen Bradley

Senior Consultant

Personal Bio

Stephen holds a BSc in Computer Science from Technological University of Dublin. Upon his graduation from university Stephen began his career in one of the big four accountancy firms as an R&D Tax Consultant working in the Irish scheme. After over a year working in the Irish scheme Stephens experience lent itself well to enable him to seamlessly make the move over to the UK to work within another major global innovation incentives firm before eventually making the move to RCK where he is currently a Senior Consultant. Stephen has worked with a vast array of clients across a broad range of industries, with a particular interest in the Software, Agriculture and Construction industries. To date Stephen has assisted companies in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland claim back several million pounds in innovation incentives.

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Panos Farantatos

Senior Consultant

Personal Bio

Panos is an experienced R&D engineer with a background in Electrical & Computer Engineering and hands-on experience in Electromechanical Manufacturing, Integrated Systems Development, Signal Processing, Project Engineering Lifecycle Management and Industry 4.0 applications, with peer-reviewed publications in the domains of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Design and RF Engineering. Panos was forged into the R&D world when after his graduation from NTUA in Athens, Greece, in 2011, joined CERN’s Technology Department under a Marie Curie Fellowship. Panos has so far helped Large Companies and SMEs to be rewarded more than 10 million pounds of benefit from R&D Tax Incentives so far.

Hugo Morrell-Roberts

Hugo Morrell-Roberts

Senior Consultant

Personal Bio

Hugo graduated with a First Class in History from the University of Oxford, then completing a MSc in International Relations from the LSE. Before working for RCK, he worked for Fieldsfisher LLP with IICSA, as well as having the opportunity to work in Parliament.  Hugo’s broad range of experience and drive to achieve the best results has given him an excellent platform from which to help companies with any aspect of the R&D Tax Relief scheme.

Hugo has been working with RCK Partners since May 2021. He has worked as a consultant for clients across numerous industries to deliver innovation funding. Within six months of starting at RCK, he had already delivered over £500,000+ in funding for companies seeking R&D Tax Relief. He has a particular focus on the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Farming industries.

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Oury Barry

Innovation Funding Consultant

Personal Bio

Oury has been working in the innovation funding space since 2018, helping businesses of all sizes with their R&D claims. Oury’s academic background – BSc in Economics from SOAS University of London and a MSc in Economics from City, University of London – acted as the perfect starting block for his career, as he was able to apply his financial expertise to real life problems. Indeed, it was Oury’s involvement in R&D Tax Credits, which then inspired him to continue gaining further qualifications within the tax space: the first of which he completed at the IFA last year.

Oury’s financial knowledge, combined with the technical expertise, has given him the a great platform to help his portfolio with all aspects of an R&D Tax Credit claim.

Business Support

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Wayne Boorer

Head Of Finance

Personal Bio

Wayne joined RCK Partners in June 2021 and is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions. He also oversees and manages all HR, IT, Legal and Facilities activities. His career spans over ten years of varied experience in financial management and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining RCK, Wayne served as Group Commercial Finance Manager for FDM Group PLC, a FTSE 250 IT professional services company. Before that, he worked in the financial planning function of Hastings Group PLC, a FTSE 250 Insurance company. Earlier in his career, Wayne held senior-level positions within FP&A, Tax, Treasury and R&D at Edwards Vacuum, a manufacturing engineering company.

Wayne holds a Master of Arts in Economics and Politics and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of York. Wayne qualified as an accountant (ACMA, CGMA) in 2014.

Ashlinn Power

Ashlinn Power

Business Manager

Personal Bio

Ashlinn graduated from the University of Oxford, with a bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence (Law), specialising in Medical Law. Following on from her academic success, Ashlinn wanted to move from the theoretical into the practical, and transitioned into the world of business management. She has experience across both corporates and start ups, helping these businesses streamline their operational processes in order to increase efficiency, as well as offering strategic business support and HR oversight.

Within RCK, Ashlinn is responsible for business operations, helping the company improve both operational and financial efficiencies – as well as acting as a point of contact for our client base.

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Aimee Loftus

Client Relationship Manager

Personal Bio

Aimee graduated with a First-Class degree in International Management and American Business Studies from the University of Manchester, taking her studies further to spend a year at Arizona State University.

Working in client-facing roles throughout her degree gave her the expertise needed to manage a rapidly growing client pool. Aimee’s role at RCK Partners is to ensure seamless progress through the claims process for our clients by co-ordinating efforts with all departments. Aimee pushes to ensure that all claims are maximised and is passionate about customer service.

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Kate Edwards

Business Assistant

Personal Bio

Kate holds a BA in Acting from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Kate began her career in Social Media Marketing, where she helped her clients, maximise their online engagement and cultivate a strong brand image. Kate’s success came from developing strategic and creative marketing campaigns in line with client specifications. In her role as Business Assistant, she assists alongside the marketing, administrative and finance elements of the company.  Kate Prides herself on organization and assisting the team to help the day-to-day operations run efficiently.

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