Eugene O’Neill FCA CTA
Eugene is a highly experienced R&D tax credit and Capital Allowances specialist, having led tax incentives teams within two multi-national practices prior to establishing the Inspired team.
A Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant, Eugene places paramount importance on developing in-depth knowledge of his client’s businesses and operational activity, which places clients in the best position to identify and claim against qualifying R&D activity
Michael Heinicke FCA CTA
At Inspired Corporate Advisory, Michael is the Director with responsibility for tax technical knowledge and innovation. He works to develop strategic client and partner relationships to innovate how Inspired deliver maximum value to all stakeholders. Michael also provides guidance across functions to optimise the way in which services are delivered.
Prior to joining the team, Michael spent 18 years in PwC across Manchester and Belfast and was most recently a Tax Director leading the Innovation & Capital Incentives practice within Northern Ireland. Michael also previously led PwC’s Corporate Tax business in Northern Ireland between 2015 and 2018.
Colm Cavavagh ACA
Through both industry and sporting circles, Colm has amassed an extensive network of clients, collaborators and contacts which has been maintained and grown with his excellent relationship management skills.
Colm is a trusted advisor to many clients and peers. Colm is a Chartered Accountant with both practice and industry experience, and has vast experience in R&D tax credits, both from a practice and company perspective, giving him an insight into both best-practice and the needs and concerns of clients.
Dominic Little FCA CTA
Dominic is a well-known tax expert, boasting an impressive career that spans over 30 years of experience in the industry. With Inspired continuing to win major projects from large corporates across the UK, Dominic’s extensive expertise makes him the perfect fit to join the Inspired team.
Prior to joining Inspired Dominic spent 19 years in EY London before joining PwC in Belfast in 2005.
Paul is not the standard recruitee for a financial services provider, but his input to the Company is perhaps, the best example of how Inspired deliver top quality service to their clients.
Previously a Senior Quantity Surveyor for McAleer & Rushe, Paul’s knowledge of the Construction Industry, including his ability to identify and validate new technologies and innovative practices, sets him apart from technical specialists in our field.
The value of Paul’s presence and input can be seen instantly during our meetings with Construction clients; their level of trust is clear as he has comprehensive understanding of their activities. Paul has input into not only our R&D claims but Capital Allowances, especially in cases where information is limited and re-calculation of capital works may be required.
Cathal McGaughey ATT, CTA
Cathal manages key relationships with our clients for R&D, Patent box and general tax advisory services.
Having previous experience in a global accounting practice with specialism in Corporate Tax, he provides the wider team with technical tax input and ensures that we keep up to speed with all UK tax updates.
Cathal also has a working background within an Agricultural business which has leant itself to supporting businesses within this and the Food & Manufacturing industries to maximise their tax reliefs and incentives.
Paddy Pringle ATT, CTA
Paddy has not taken the traditional career path on his way to becoming an experienced and trusted tax advisor.
During his multi-faceted career to date he has trained in both law and in construction before taking up a training opportunity at a multi-national accountancy firm, where it became clear his construction knowledge provided great insight and value in helping construction clients with R&D and Capital Allowances claims.
Paddy also has extensive knowledge of the Capital Allowances regimes in both UK and Ireland this has included preparation of historical and direct expenditure claims for properties ranging from standard warehouse units, high end boutique hotels, coldstores and mixed use retail units.
James Gillan, ATT, CTA
Previously specialising in corporate tax with a global accounting practice, James has worked with companies across various sectors of U.K/NI economy including construction, haulage and hospitality, gaining experience with technical tax matters each sector faces.
James has obtained his ATT and CTA qualifications, winning the ATT presidents Medal in the May 2018 exam sitting.
Deirdre joins Inspired in the role of Administrative Assistant, bringing a wealth of administrative expertise to enhance service delivery for both our team and clients.
She is organised and detail-oriented with previous administration experience in Accounting & HR roles.
Ben McDonnell, ACA
Having joined Inspired in October 2020 after 2 years working in a local Accountancy practice, Ben went on to successfully finish his exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland in the summer of 2022.
With several years’ experience in the construction industry combined with a specialism in tax, Ben is well-equipped to support businesses within the Construction and Engineering industries alike to maximise their tax reliefs and incentives.
Kate is Practice Manager with nine years experience working in the industry. In collaboration with staff, Kate oversees day-to-day operations within the business, developing operational strategies and functions.
Her duties include responding and networking with clients, ensuring employee growth and satisfaction, supporting the Director team in driving change, operational efficiencies and digital transformation.
Denise is a highly motivated marketing professional with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Business Studies and Marketing. With an array of international experience in internal and external marketing, Denise is central to the company’s brand management; overseeing all marketing activities, website maintenance, and managing social channels.
For any marketing queries, please contact Denise.Carty@inspiredca.com
Aoife McMurray ACA
Having recently become a Chartered Accountant with a specialism in Tax, Aoife has joined the Inspired team as a Senior Tax Advisor.
With her degree in Accountancy which she completed with Ulster University, Aoife has previous experience with financial accounting across many sectors which has given her a vast knowledge of R&D activities.
Leon Faulkner ATT
Leon has supported a number of our clients in securing investment and financing. He has extensive experience in the development of business plans, financial projections, funding applications and economic appraisals.
Leon has worked closely with hundreds of businesses to secure funding required to grow their business and is frequently on-site with clients in an effort to understand their current business models and future plans. He understands how to both obtain and communicate the key details that investors, buyers and funders are seeking.
Leon’s skills in securing funding are helped by the experience he has in managing grant and funding programmes, and furthermore playing a role in the policy development of future funding programmes.
Gareth Millar ATT, CTA
Gareth previously studied Law at Newcastle University and obtained an MSc in Business Management before taking up a training opportunity at a multi-national accountancy firm. During his time there he worked in a split role within the Corporate Tax Compliance and Tax Incentives team. This experience has equipped him with the knowledge to deliver high-value R&D claims for our clients.
Gareth is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and is currently working to attain his Chartered Tax Adviser status.
Fergal is working with other members of the team to help clients through R&D and Capital Allowances claims, which are two areas of tax Fergal has a high interest in.
Fergal has recently completed his degree with a 1st class honours in Business Studies with specialism in Accountancy and is now keen to complete his CIOT exams with Inspired, to become a Chartered Tax Consultant.
Fergal has gained experience in the insolvency industry and enjoys watching and playing football for his local club.
Benjamin, a recent graduate with a First Class BSc Hons in Law with Accountancy from Ulster University, has recently joined the Inspired team as a Tax Associate.
Benjamin is enthusiastic about pursuing further education, starting with the CTA exams, with the goal of becoming a Chartered Tax Advisor.
Thomas initially joined the Inspired team as an intern during the completion of his Masters in International Accounting with Data Analytics at Ulster University. Throughout his university program, Thomas acquired valuable knowledge regarding R&D and Capital Allowances.
Following the successful completion of his degree, Thomas has now taken on the role as a Tax Associate at Inspired. Thomas is enthusiastic about embarking on his professional journey in the field of Tax and looks forward to completing his Chartered Accounting exams.
Sylvia graduated from Ulster University in 2022 with a First Class BSc Hons in Accounting with Taxation and has recently joined the Inspired team as a Tax Associate.
Sylvia is now working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Having recently completed his university studies, Matthew has joined the Inspired team as a Tax Associate. Matthew studied for an Undergraduate Degree in Business with Accounting followed by a Masters in International Accounting and Data Analytics at Ulster University, which included multiple tax modules, providing insight into R&D and Capital Allowances. Matthew is excited to start his career in tax where he will complete his Chartered Accounting and Chartered Tax exams.
Thomas recently joined the team at Inspired as a Tax Associate after obtaining a First Class BSc Hons in Economics at Ulster University.
Thomas has published documents on competitive challenges and strategic innovation opportunities which provided valuable insights and experience in the field of research and development (R&D), ultimately enticing him to pursue a career in Tax. He is delighted to be starting his CTA exams on his way to becoming a Chartered Tax Advisor.