Based in the City office, Ryan is a partner in the general practice team, where he manages a diverse range of clients. Specialising in professional firms and financial services, he provides the full range of audit, accounting, tax and advisory services.
Within the financial services sector, Ryan looks after a number of FCA-regulated businesses, predominantly providers of short-term financing options and investment managers advising businesses and high net worth individuals. Start-up companies come to Ryan needing support with raising equity, as he is well networked with providers of alternative forms of finance. Another aspect of Ryan’s work is the restructuring and streamlining of large groups during phases of economic uncertainty.
On the professional firms side, he works mainly with lawyers, architects and estate agents, ranging in size from sole practitioners to multinational organisations and magic circle firms. Professional firms are investing in reinforcing their internal technology systems while managing their working capital, which Ryan is ideally placed to advise on.
Ryan’s wide-ranging experience also includes a secondment in Kigali with the Rwanda Development Board. During this period, he worked with local businesses looking to grow, advising them on strategy and business planning.
Clients appreciate Ryan’s honest, straight-talking and down-to-earth approach. They say that his easygoing manner makes for open and comprehensible discussion of complex areas. The fact that he is still acting for some of the same clients as when he joined the firm as a school leaver back in 2007 is testament to this.
Outside of work, Ryan is a keen darts player regularly competing in the Central London and Smithfield’s leagues. He has been known to beat 5x world champion, Raymond van Barneveld.