Rico Harris

Rico has over seven years of experience in corporation tax compliance and broader advisory. His specialisms include R&D and creative sector reliefs and capital allowances. As an R&D specialist, he has broad experience in the preparation of R&D tax relief claims and is able to advise on how to both maximise the value and reduce the risk of making a claim. He has prepared claims for a range of businesses, across multiple sectors and including some household names.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre, Rico trained at Grant Thornton and Smith and Williamson before joining EY’s R&D team.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Rico is a keen sports coach and community volunteer which anchors him to his local community and bolsters his awareness of local issues.

In his spare time, Rico enjoys tennis, rugby, film & TV and attempting ambitious DIY projects.

Emma Stewart

Emma is a business tax manager who has trained as a Chartered Tax Advisor. She has worked in practice for over eight years and her focus has predominantly been on corporation tax compliance and advisory matters. Emma has vast experience in working with a range of clients from small owner managed businesses to large groups assisting them with their corporation tax matters. Emma’s key areas of advisory include the preparation of capital allowances claims and establishing share option schemes.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the gym.

Christine Dilworth

She enjoys getting involved in transaction work and acting as a mentor to junior members of the team.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2020 Christine worked for a number of other top 30 accountancy firms where she was a key member of the company secretarial team.

In her spare time Christine enjoys adding to her vast cookery book collection, trying out new recipes and visiting Italy.

Diana Negentsova

Diana specialises in R&D tax reliefs and her portfolio includes a range of clients within the CMT, food, life science and financial services sectors. As a member of the training team, she is well placed to deliver training sessions to her clients, ensuring they keep abreast of the latest sector and regulatory updates.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2017, Diana was a Tax Associate at a top global management consulting firm, where she was a member of the Corporate tax and R&D teams.

In her spare time, Diana enjoys sci-fi and fantasy novels, gaming and travelling.

Sharron Edwards

Recently, Sharron has taken on the task of managing the junior members of the private client team and has been more involved with recruitment, appraisals, implementing processes, organising training and improving the overall development of the team. In addition, she is also a mentor and a buddy for several of the team and is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion committee, where she has organised podcasts, written articles and arranged discussion forums and training.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre, Sharron started her career with HMRC as a Tax Advisor, before taking her first step into private practice with a small accountancy firm. There she dealt with everything from VAT, PAYE, Corporation Tax as well as Personal Tax.

Sharron has previously held positions as a parent governor while her children were at primary and secondary schools.

In her spare time, Sharron is keen to give back and so volunteers as a mentor with Urban Synergy, mentoring young people in primary and secondary schools, a volunteer with the Royal Voluntary Service and DO IT volunteering service.

Jo-Ann Beisty

Jo-Ann focuses on running the compliance process for a variety of clients as well as well as advising and assisting non-resident property companies on UK filing obligations.

Jo-Ann joined the firm in 2004 as a junior assistant in a much smaller department before specialising in Charity/not for profit sector issues in 2013. The firm now has a dedicated not for profit team within the wider Business Tax department.

In her spare time, Jo-Ann enjoys skiing, country music and Gaelic sports.

Zayar Htut

He enjoys looking after compliance services for his varied client base, and advises a broad range of tax consultancy services including R&D relief claim, Theatre, Film and TV tax relief, EIS/SEIS scheme, EMI options, group reorganisations and cross border taxation.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in May 2021, Zayar worked as a tax manager at a top 20 firm, and as a tax associate at a local independent firm, part of the Moore UK network.

Outside of work and family life, Zayar enjoys watching most sports and days out.

Jackson Berry

Jackson advises clients on the correct interpretation of relevant accounting standards, and provides ongoing support on such matters beyond the audit timeframe. He believes in a manager-led approach to offer experienced advice and to build strong client relationships, and is the main point of contact for a number of clients.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in early 2021, Jackson was a manager at a leading London-based firm of Chartered Accountants, where he acted as the firm’s charities expert and a key member of the training team, with focus on presenting updates and training on the NFP sector to all levels within the firm and leading the audit and assurance training for graduates.

Jackson also has wide experience in auditing and advising other entities, ranging from landed estates, renewable energy producers, clothing retailers, and companies investing in or constructing properties. He is familiar with a number of different accounting standards and has assisted clients in transitioning between these.

In his spare time, Jackson enjoys long dog walks, cycling and gardening.

Duncan Cleary

Duncan enjoys advising clients on a range of topics and is proactive with his clients to ensure that their tax affairs are structured in an efficient manner.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2016, Duncan was an Associate at a top 10 firm where he was integral member of the private client team.

In his spare time, Duncan enjoys playing sports, notably football whilst also being a season ticket holder at Crystal Palace. When not participating in football related activities Duncan enjoys travelling and trying new restaurants.