Richard Collis

Partner, London

Richard Collis

Richard heads the firm’s Business Advisory Group which includes the firm’s audit and assurance, business services, business advisory, not-for-profit, corporate finance, and sustainability and ESG teams in London.

Through his diverse domestic and international client base, Richard has considerable experience advising on cross-border issues and supporting large groups of companies and regularly works closely with other professional advisers overseas.

Richard’s clients range from start-ups, to long-standing family businesses and large international corporate groups. Richard advises clients on their worldwide activities, including in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Richard’s key philosophy is that he is a client partner and looks after all the affairs of both the business and the associated individuals, bringing together both elements in a practical and joined up way. Richard aims to deliver this personal, tailored, and private client style approach to all of his clients, irrespective of their size or nature.

As well as helping clients with audit, tax, accounting and advisory matters, Richard is often the board’s trusted adviser and sounding board, and he regularly advises management teams on strategic and commercial business issues.

In addition to his client work, Richard sits on the firm’s own Management Board.

Richard also sits on the International Board of Nexia, the top global accounting network of which the firm is a key member.

Key experience

  • Assisting an expanding UK owned group setting up operations in the USA and Asia,
  • Designing and implementing a share option incentive structure for a growing international business,
  • Providing tax planning and succession advice to shareholders of a large UK family business,
  • Assisting an international professional services firm with starting their sustainability and ESG journey,
  • Helping a large US based corporation to structure and form their new UK operations,
  • Delivering an audit of consolidated financial statements for a large international group,
  • Completing financial and tax due diligence on a UK target business for an overseas acquirer,
  • Performing purchase price allocation and share option valuation reports for an international group,
  • Providing outsourced personal tax services to the partners of a large, national, professional services firm.


When not spending time with family, Richard also enjoys socialising, entertaining, and learning new things.