Our People

Get to know the brilliant team that make up Signature Group.

Our team is brimming with expertise, passion and dedication, united by a commitment to excellence.

Welcome to the Signature Group family, where innovation and success know no bounds.

Ebrahim Sidat
Chief Executive Officer

Ebrahim Sidat

Chief Executive Officer

Ebrahim is the Chief Executive Officer of AMS Accountants Group. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor at KPMG, and after gaining extensive experience, he joined his father’s accountancy practice (AMS Accountants) in 2011.

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Paul Lupton

Head of Group Strategy

Paul Lupton is the Head of Group Strategy and an Executive member of the Signature Group Advisory Board. He has over a professional career spanning over 30 years, undertaking several senior roles.

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Gordon Lane

Corporate Finance Director

Gordon leads the Signature Corporate Finance team. He has over 25 years of experience in the North West corporate finance market, having previously led the BDO North West Corporate Finance team.

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Gary Brothers

Managing Partner

Gary was a senior investigating Inspector of Taxes at HMRC for 16 years prior to joining the profession. After leaving HMRC, he has specialised in handling HMRC on client matters, including investigations, enquiries and disputes.

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Adam Sidat

Associate Director

Adam is Associate Director of Signature Tax. He has over 15 years of experience in business management, with expertise in the IT sector. He delivered outstanding growth for several companies including his own business which he subsequently went on to sell prior to joining AMS.

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Esmail Jasat

Director

Esmail is Associate Director in Signature Tax and is based in our London office. With a decade of banking experience with Nationwide Building Society and Al Rayan Bank (formerly known as the Islamic Bank of Britain), Esmail held various managerial roles to help develop client’s business interests.

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Sobayha Valli

Associate Director

Sobayha started with PWC. Although Sobayha advises on a wide range of taxes her specialism lies within estate and succession planning.

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Shenal Wijetunge

R&D Director

Shenal Wijetunge is a seasoned expert in the field of Research and Development Tax Relief, possessing a decade of robust experience spanning both SME and large company schemes. His diverse sectoral experience, which includes life sciences, food and drink, chemicals, consumer products, IT, and oil and gas, has empowered him to secure successful claims for numerous companies.

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Nabil Patel

Associate Director

Nabil has worked in R&D tax relief over the last decade across numerous industry sectors helping successfully drive corporation tax reliefs for large and SME-sized companies.

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Andrew Greatorex

Head of Operations

Andrew is a dynamic operations leader with 20 years’ experience in streamlining processes, optimising resources, and driving business growth.

He is skilled in identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing effective solutions, with a proven track record of success in leading high-performing teams.

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Ian Dawson

Corporate Finance Director

Ian is a Director in the Signature Corporate Finance team having previously held senior corporate finance roles at a Big 4 London practice and a regional accounting practice.

Ian is focused on advising entrepreneurial clients on mid-market business disposals, acquisitions and private equity transactions.

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Charlotte Waddington

Corporate Finance Executive

Charlotte is an Assistant Manager in the Signature Corporate Finance team, having previously spent seven years at Grant Thornton across their audit and transaction services practices. Charlotte is an ACA qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Colin Smith

Associate Director

Colin joined Independent Tax from the Tax Disputes team of a Big 4 accountancy firm. Colin has spent 12 years working in a variety of roles at HMRC, including presenting cases at Tribunal for HMRC, investigating offshore evasion, as a Case Director in the Affluent Team and as a Senior ADR facilitator (Colin is a CEDR-accredited mediator).

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