Meet our Expert Ben Clossick Thomson – Barrister Ben is a barrister specialising in intellectual property and commercial litigation at Arnold & Porter. In addition to advising on copyright, trade mark, design, patents and breach of confidence matters, Ben regularly assists charities in resolving legal disputes. “How can a charity remove a … ContinuedContinue reading
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Meet our Expert Andy Rich – Partner, HW Fisher Andy Rich heads up the HW Fisher’s not-for-profit group, specialising on the charity side, acting for an array of voluntary organisations. He has a comprehensive understanding of the wide range of issues concerned around charity accounts. Additionally, Andy also has a significant portfolio of commercial clients operating in … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Nick Kavanagh- Charity Finance Specialist Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has worked in finance in international aid with 12 years for each Oxfam and Save the Children. Nick currently works for Friendship Works, lectures in Charity Finance and Investment at … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Nandu Patel – A Managing Director in Rothschild Wealth Management and Head of Charities Nandu has more than 27 years’ experience in financial services. Nandu joined Rothschild in 2010 to develop its charity business. Nandu founded and remains a trustee of a grant making UK registered charity focused on education, health and relief of poverty … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Kimberley Scharf – Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick Kimberley Scharf is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. She is also co-founder and President of Public Economics UK (PEUK), Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and the IFO Institute at the Center for Economic Studies … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Nigel Scott – Principal Lecturer, London South Bank University Nigel Scott has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 23 years, first as a Director of Finance but for the last 8 years he has been Course Director of London South Bank University’s specialist postgraduate Courses in Civil Society Management, both Financial and … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Tony Austin – Chartered Accountant Tony is an accountant who has been involved with the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. He was previously National Charity Tax Partner with a major firm of accountants and now works as an independent tax consultant, advising charities and donors on tax issues. He also writes and lectures … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Carolyn Sims – Head of Banking, Charity Bank Carolyn is head of banking for Charity Bank. She previously worked in the City for a European Bank where she provided finance for affordable housing projects mainly. She is committed to supporting third sector organisations and the work that they do and consequently is … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Laura Smith – Sustainable Fundraising Manager, NCVO Laura joined NCVO in 2009 to manage the Sustainable Funding programme. She manages relationships with sector experts and private sector partners to create NCVO’s training and direct support on funding and finance, including specialist training on trading, tendering and marketing, and our popular Sustainable Funding Conference. … ContinuedContinue reading
Meet our Expert Lizzie Jones – Associate, Farrer & Co Lizzie joined Farrer & Co as a solicitor in 2007, after training at Baker & McKenzie. Lizzie advises sponsors of new charities, directors, trustees and officers of existing charities and other not-for-profit bodies, as well as individuals and companies wishing to make charitable gifts or do business … ContinuedContinue reading