Ebrahim Sidat

Ebrahim is the Chief Executive Officer of Signature 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. Since joining Signature he has successfully grown our audit, tax, corporate finance and insolvency departments across our regional offices. Ebrahim is also the CEO of AMS Group, which is our accountants branch of the Signature Group.

The ability to transform the AMS Group into a top 100 firm within a 5-year period has enabled Ebrahim to develop a unique skill set. Ebrahim has an excellent senior leadership team working alongside him to ensure a broad range of expertise and experience across every aspect of the accountancy field.

Ebrahim has won numerous awards in recent years and is recognised by his peers and his mentors, including senior members of the business, political and social communities as a future ‘inspirational’ leader with a key emphasis on philanthropy, and as a result has been voted as one of the top 100 most powerful Asian’s within the UK.

Ebrahim also runs the AMS Academy, which is focused on taking talented youngsters from disadvantaged communities with limited opportunity and helping them find careers within accounting.

Our People

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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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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Sarina Issap

Chief of Staff

Sarina provides direct support to the CEO and directors, providing oversight and guidance for all divisions within the AMS Group. Some of Sarina’s key roles are providing deep operational support, involvement in effective decision-making, managing integral projects for the business and coordinating the execution of strategic initiatives.

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