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"I don't know what I don't know" A. Nonymous CEO, Cambridge Tech Business

The Bradfield Centre
Tue 29 Oct

10:00 - 16:00

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Join RSM in Cambridge on 29th October to fill your tax knowledge gap

The wealth of ambition and talented business leaders around Cambridge never ceases to amaze me. Some in their start-up phase are focussed on R&D, raising or preserving cash through to a future funding round. Others are shooting or have shot past that phase and are focussed on commercialisation, expand overseas, recruiting more talent and potentially a partial, full or IPO exit.

Common at all stages is the team that looks back at what they have done on the tax side and asks the questions, ‘Have I missed anything? Have I managed my risks? Have I minimised my cash tax? What do I need to do overseas? Will I maximise my post tax cash if I exit?’.

A CEO of a Cambridge tech company recently commented to me “I don’t know what I don’t know”. I loved their honesty and reflecting on others I have met over the years this is not an uncommon theme. How can you stay on top of everything? Having worked in industry myself as a tax director for a UK tech company, but based out in Silicon Valley, I totally appreciate the need to have advisers on hand with the breadth and depth of experience to help businesses fill in the knowledge gap. This is where RSM Cambridge comes in.

RSM are relatively new to Cambridge, but globally we are the 6th largest accounting, tax and consulting firm with offices in over 125 different countries globally. Our core focus from our Cambridge office is supporting businesses from start-up through to well-established international business, particularly tech businesses expanding domestically and internationally (and especially those with a US presence). RSM grows with you. Given we are new to Cambridge we are looking to invest our time in supporting businesses at whatever stage. We want to build a relationship with your business, we want to make it personal.” Phil Melia, Tax Director, RSM Cambridge

On Tuesday 29th October you can book a slot, free of charge to meet with Phil, Sheetal Sanghvi, a Tax Director specialising in R&D, and other members of RSMs local team. Having worked for businesses at all stages of their journey, Phil, Sheetal and the team can cover off a wide range of topics related to tax (e.g. EIS, R&D tax credits, entrepreneurs’ relief, structure set-up, expansion overseas (especially US), transfer pricing or gearing up for exit etc). The aim for the session is for you to get as many of your questions answered for free during the time**. You can then follow up with RSM after the session if your need further support.

If you book a slot and there is a specific issue you want to pick their brains on then feel free to contact Phil beforehand on phil.melia@rsmuk.com and he and his team will come prepared to the session.

** RSM cannot be held accountable for any actions taken based purely on the discussions held during the session.

Generously hosted by The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge's hub for tech and deep tech companies operated by Central Working. Our mission is to grow scaleups and provide them with the connections and support they need to thrive. The way we do this is by building a sense of community through human interactions and high-quality events which engage our members and allow for networking.

Event Details

  • Event: "I don't know what I don't know" A. Nonymous CEO, Cambridge Tech Business
  • Date: Tue 29 Oct
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00

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