Shenal Wijetunge

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. With a technical background in chemical and process engineering and hands on experience in Food and Drinks, FMCG, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Shenal is uniquely positioned to identify eligible R&D costs, even beyond core R&D centres. His insightful strategies have led to the successful identification and claiming of millions of pounds in tax relief for his clients.

Shenal not only holds extensive expertise in R&D tax relief but also excels supporting client through other innovation incentives such as Patent Box and Land Remediation Relief. Outside of his professional career, he a passionate photographer and cricket player. With Shenal, you can expect unparalleled expertise in maximising your tax relief whilst ensuring compliance and auditability, embracing an approach anchored in comprehensive industry knowledge.

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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