Lisa-Marie Smith

Director, ForrestBrown

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Lisa-Marie is a member of BIMA’s Awards Council. Aged just 25, Lisa-Marie turned her back on a solid career in corporate tax to throw in her lot with unknown start-up ForrestBrown. Having established herself as one of the driving forces of the R&D tax credit firm’s phenomenal success, she was made a director at 27. Never one to stand still, she has become a recognised authority on innovation in the digital space and disruptive technologies.

As both a chartered tax adviser and qualified solicitor, Lisa-Marie is on the managing board at ForrestBrown. She provides strategic tax advice to more than 200 clients around the UK in the digital, creative and media sector.

Lisa-Marie is booked as an expert speaker at numerous industry events and is regularly published in key titles.