About Us

Pinnacle Savings is a Midlands-based consultancy with specialist tax knowledge, engaging with industry-leading specialists and proven suppliers to improve our clients’ innovation, productivity and profitability. We offer unique services to companies, consulting on specialist tax allowances, profit improvement programmes and grants that result in significant cash benefits to our clients.

 

The Pinnacle Savings Team

Paul Wallace
Business Efficiency Director
paul.wallace@pinnaclesavings.co.uk

Extensive experience in General Management and business analysis with Bayer, Lloyds TSB and GE Capital, operating at senior level to drive-out cost and improve business efficiencies. Now operating a specialist Consultancy, working with MDs and FDs to improve profitability and productivity. Providing expertise and specialist industry knowledge across key sectors to optimise R&D tax claims, implement sustainable cost reduction and improve business efficiency. Saving clients in-house time and resources and helping them to focus on key strategic challenges.

 

Dr Ben Tura
Research & Innovation Consultant
ben.tura@pinnaclesavings.co.uk

Ben is an experienced technical analyst combining research and interpersonal skills with an enquiring mind. He has spent the last decade honing his skills as an innovation consultant to some of the UK’s leading brands, where he has also facilitated workshops on innovation processes.

Ben holds a full suite of biological science qualifications (BSc, MRes, PhD), when he was a scientist, he was a biologist working on mechanisms important in cancer treatment. While he remains passionate about progress in the biomedical field, Ben has supported clients across a range of sectors including food, pharmaceuticals, engineering and FMCG.

Kevin Johnson

Finance Specialist/R & D Tax Consultant
kevin.johnson@pinnaclesavings.co.uk

Kevin Johnson, the founder of Panoptic Ledger Solutions Ltd, has gained over 25 years real world commercial experience whilst selling financial solutions to all types of trading businesses. He has experienced first-hand, working from a client’s “side of the table”, what effect the bank’s lending restrictions have had on SME’s and larger business’s; usually affecting their growth and strategic development. His extensive knowledge of cashflow products and other types of finance, gained at three of the major UK High Street Banks, and the world’s leading credit insurer, enables him to interrogate a business’s cashflow model and its sales ledger to understand the commercial risks and cashflow funding requirements of a trading business. Kevin is an expert when it comes to R & D Tax Claims and business cashflow challenges and is therefore a valuable resource for clients of Pinnacle Savings who are looking at getting cash into a trading business.

Dr Royah Vaezi
Research & Innovation Consultant

Royah has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Imperial College London in Biochemistry and Systems and Synthetic Biology and a PhD in Molecular Biology, which focused on developing a sustainable source of omega-3 fatty acids. The outcomes of her research led to publication in a peer reviewed journal and the filing of a patent. During her time spent in scientific research, Royah undertook a number of projects and participated in numerous competitions related to innovation, entrepreneurship and successful business at world-renowned institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge and Syngenta UK.

Royah’s current experience is in innovation consultancy, writing technical reports, delivering market / technology / IP landscapes and conducting partner searches in the areas of Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Rail, Consumer Products, Retail, Chemical Industries and others, for large multinational organisations, government bodies, academic institutions and SMEs.

Royah’s experience to date has enabled her to develop precise analytical and research skills. She has a keen eye for detail and can draw from knowledge and experience across a number of sectors.

David McDonald
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Specialist

David is a seasoned Finance and Operations Director with extensive commercial experience across a number of sectors. His background includes Utilities, Property Development and Asset Management. David is particularly interested in Renewable Energy and develops bespoke energy efficiency and strategic energy management (SEM) programmes that can reduce annual energy costs by circa 20%.

As a former Finance Director, David is familiar with the continual pressure to improve results, and he understands what it is like to be sitting on your side of the table when working with consultants.

Helen McDonald
Financial Analyst
helen@pinnaclesavings.co.uk

Helen has successfully operated her own business providing financial and statistical analysis to clients for over 25 years and is a qualified bookkeeper. She is widely experienced in business finance, with excellent attention to detail and is very process-driven, enabling her to effectively support Pinnacle Savings clients.

Why Do Clients Work with Pinnacle Savings?

  • Saving Money – average first R&D claim £56,000. Sustainable cost savings of 10-30% on indirect spend
  • Higher Productivity
  • Increased Profit
  • Saving Time – proven processes make the complex simple
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Industry-leading Partners & Suppliers
  • Transparent fee structure, directly linked to results, excellent return on investment

Our Strategic Partners

Altus is a firm of Chartered Accountants that, since 2005, has been delivering proactive financial support to companies. Their expert team, led by Richard Ashmore (BA, ACA), takes great pride in providing a professional Freelance Finance Director service to Pinnacle Savings, enabling us to provide sound tax advice to our clients.

Richard Ashmore is a Chartered Accountant with 24 years post-qualification experience. After qualifying, he spent 16 years out in industry as a Finance Director, with experience across the manufacturing, service and distribution sectors, before starting Altus in 2005.

Established by Simon Williams in 2003, Arrivista is a leading Business Coaching business, who have worked with over 800 companies, ranging from SMEs to multi-nationals, with a particular interest in the Manufacturing sector.

Simon is a multi-award wining Business Coach, with a BA in Accountancy and has previously held Sales & Marketing Director roles at global organisations such as AT&T and Nortel Networks. Simon acts as a strategic consultant to Pinnacle Savings and our clients have direct access to tailored Coaching programmes such as Growing Sustainable Profits, Leadership & Team Development and Time Mastery, which facilitate improved profitability and productivity.

A trusted advisor and supplier to Pinnacle Savings’ clients, Insurance2day has been supporting SMEs to large corporates for over 18 years, providing market-leading commercial insurance products, bespoke in-house delegated authority schemes, experienced account executives and highly proactive claims management and support services. Emma Robinson, one of the founding Directors, provides a no-obligation review for Pinnacle Savings clients that not only ensures the sums insured remain adequate, but that the basis of policy cover remains accurate and up to date. All too often inadequate levels of cover transpire only once a loss occurs and a claim is reported.

Insurance2day particularly specialises in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors and, via their membership of the Commercial Broking Alliance (COBRA), have access to an extensive range of business insurance solutions. The types of insurance cover arranged, and scope of services provided, are tailored to each company’s individual requirements, with full risk management support services being available to policyholders.  More complex and diverse risks are placed by Insurance2day’s highly experienced broking team, with no risk presenting too great a challenge.

Established by Managing Director Robert Hupperdine some 30 years ago, Nutcracker Design & Marketing is an expert and trusted full-service agency that supports both SMEs and large corporates.  The team boasts a wealth of experience to help Pinnacle Savings clients maximise their business potential. Through listening and challenging, highly bespoke solutions are developed and carefully selected with a focus on the return on investment.  Results are geared towards effective and realistic targets.

In conjunction with their sister company, SEO Nuts Ltd, Nutcracker Design covers a wide range of activities:

  • Branding – company/product.
  • Website Development, particularly e-commerce sites.
  • SEO and online marketing.
  • Graphic Design and Print.
  • Social Media.
  • Advertising and PR.
  • Support Services such as photography or promotional goods.

ONE MINUTE WONDERS has been in production for nearly a decade. Founder Mick Foley is an award-winning independent film maker, initially trained at the BBC and has worked on programmes for BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5.  Mick has an excellent reputation for solid research as well as possessing excellent visual, narrative and scripting skills. This enables Mick and the team to take Pinnacle Savings clients’ initial idea through the production process – filming, editing, graphics, music and audio into an impactful finished film that drives more business and market awareness. ONE MINUTE WONDERS sixty second promotional videos are particularly popular and highly cost-effective.

Bees Knees Marketing is an award-winning PR, marketing and copywriting agency based in the West Midlands. Its Director Rosie Hamilton is a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Accredited Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the private and public sectors. Rosie’s ability to align our messaging with our brand values and write clear, effective copy which delivers results both for Pinnacle Savings and our clients make her a highly valued member of our extended team.

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