Adam previously held senior business development and consulting positions at the two largest R&D tax consultancies in Europe. Through this, he identified a clear need in the market to address fundamental service issues across the industry, from which Kene Partners was born. Centred around a client-first approach to guarantee maximum value, the business has since grown into an established, independent leader, with Adam at the helm.
As founder, Adam brings extensive knowledge and passion for helping UK innovation thrive. He currently sits on HMRC’s R&D Incentives and Reliefs Consultative Committee and is at the forefront of government legislation concerning R&D tax credits.
Joe joined us with over 10 years of tax experience, most recently as senior manager at one of the UK’s largest specialist R&D tax credit agencies. Previous to this, Joe gained his tax experience in advising owner managed businesses and high net-worth individuals. He understands that getting to know clients, their businesses and their accountants are key to a successful, lasting relationship.
Previously heading up our consulting team, Joe took over as managing director in early 2021. The opportunity to help UK businesses, of all shapes and sizes, access valuable cash incentives through the correct application of R&D tax credits is what makes Joe so passionate about his job.
A qualified Chartered Tax Adviser, having started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) London, Sage has previously held positions at two boutique tax consultancies, working with entrepreneurs and growing businesses across a range of sectors.
Specialised in the implementation of technically robust tax solutions, developing and managing the processes/workflow management, she works to ensure consistent quality of delivery, strong client relationships and flawless team management.
Jeff graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a B.Com in Industrial Psychology, Human Movement Science and Business Management, before going on to complete his honours degree in Strategic Management.
Following an early career at one of South Africa’s largest insurers, Jeff founded and successfully ran an award-winning independent insurance brokerage for more than 14 years and was later elected as one of the youngest fellow members of the Insurance Institute of South Africa.
At the end of 2019, Jeff moved to the UK and joined Kene Partners with a core focus on building relationships with key industry partners to drive and enable business innovation across key sectors.
Ella has spent the majority of her career in financial services across both the private and public sector, most recently at the Department for International Trade (DIT). She has a wealth of experience coordinating across all departments within a business and liaising with their clients to bring about positive commercial and organisational change.
Passionate about helping companies to become more efficient and grow, Ella puts a strong focus on delivering great client service and strong relationship management with the help of her skilled team.
Outside of work, Ella enjoys spending time with her family and being by the sea.