The NPS Futures Committee

Nicola Whiting Nottingham Professional Services

Nicola Whiting

Nicola is a qualified chartered accountant and is currently an Assistant Manager at Cooper Parry specialising in Audit. She is also the Chairperson of the NPS Futures committee and like Brad, provides a vital link with the main committee.

Bradley Legrand Nottingham Professional Services

Bradley Legrand

Brad is a Chartered Financial Planner and Director of Carter Legrand Wealth Strategies Ltd. He provides advice to business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals on achieving their financial objectives. His role on the NPS Committee is to act as the liaison officer between the NPS main committee and NPS Futures Committee to ensure joined up thinking and progression.

Catherine Sharpe Nottingham Professional Services

Catherine Sharpe

Catherine is a commercial property solicitor at Freeths LLP. She has a wide range of experience in dealing with real estate property matters including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters and assisting with the acquisition of sites for residential development.

Ross Whiting Nottingham Professional Services

Ross Whiting

Ross is a Surveyor for commercial property experts Innes England. He Specialises in acquisitions and disposals of commercial property for both private and public sector clients within the Nottinghamshire area.

Joshua Dickerson Nottingham Professional Services

Josh Dickerson

Josh is an associate at Deetu, the data and technology development hub of BWB Consulting. He also sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s new Young Professionals Panel.

George Sorrill

George is an accountant and works across the Nottingham and Leicester offices for global accounting firm Mazars. He specialises in tax advisory services for large corporates, SMEs and privately owned businesses in the East Midlands, focusing on areas such as SME mergers and acquisitions advice and due diligence, R&D incentives, international cross border group structuring and share restructuring arrangements.

Marcus-Adam Tuck Nottingham Professional Services

Marcus-Adam Tuck

Marcus-Adam is a solicitor in the corporate division at Shoosmiths LLP, advising on mergers and acquisitions, group reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements and share capital reductions. Marcus-Adam works with a variety of clients including companies based in the UK and overseas.

Jordan Lavender

Jordan is an Investment Analyst for Foresight Group. He has over 3 years of  investing experience and is responsible for investing and working with companies in the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) region, managing a fund of £35m.

NPS Futures Leah Smith

Leah Smith

Leah is a Recruitment Consultant with Blusource Accountancy, specialising in trainee and part-qualified recruitment within general accountancy practice. She focuses on accounts, audit, corporation tax, personal tax, bookkeeping and payroll positions across the wider East Midlands.

Alex Thompson | Nottingham Professional Services

Alex Thompson

Alex is an ICAEW chartered accountant and works as part of the award-winning Smith Cooper corporate finance team. He has wide experience in delivering all types of corporate finance deals, including those focused on exit planning, equity realisation, commercial strategies, raising equity and debt finance, buyouts, and restructuring.

Claire Matthews Nottingham Professional Services

Claire Matthews

Claire is a Real Estate solicitor at Freeths LLP. She has particular expertise in dealing with all aspects of property development, including acting for a range of property developers, both for residential and commercial sites.