Meet the team

Michael Newnham - (BSc. Hons.) - Technical Expert

Mike has a significant background in engineering, he was a Principal Technologist at Rolls-Royce for 9 years before taking on the global role of Head of Materials at ABB Power Generation. 5 years later, as Director of Engineering for Bowman Power he developed the UK’s first micro turbine-based combined heat and power system, aimed at reducing emissions, lowering energy costs and improving the quality and availability of on-site power.

At Quantum R&D Tax, Mike is responsible for the Technical reporting part of the R&D Tax claim’s process. Helping clients collate and extract the technical detail needed to prepare an in-depth technical report to support their claim.  

Mike is a devout Vegan and has been for many years. He is passionate about sustainability and is enjoying learning to play the guitar.

Click Here to find out more about Michael on LinkedIn.  Email: | Tel: 01684 252464

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Katherine Baines - (FCCA, BA Hons.) - Finance Expert

Kate is a Chartered Accountant who has helped many small businesses over the last 17 years understand their business financials. Having had a career in retail management before training to become a qualified accountant, she has significant experience working with a wide variety of businesses. She originally qualified as an auditor, before moving in to industry as a Group Accountant for a steel tube distribution company. In 2008 she moved back in to practice and set up her own accountancy practice in 2013. In 2018 she collaborated with Mike to create Quantum R&D Tax.

At Quantum R&D Tax, Kate is responsible for collating and completing the financial reporting needed to support the R&D Claims, and the amended CT600s that are submitted to HMRC.

Kate is devoted to her black labrador Ziva, and enjoys being out and about on long walks, she is also a bit of a petrol head owning a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle!

Click Here to find out more about Kate on LinkedIn.  Email:  | Tel: 01684 252454


Theresa Newnham - Practice Manager

Theresa is our practice manager making sure we meet any tight deadlines, and ensuring our compliance with regard to AML and ACCA regulations.