Liam Hawkins

Enterprise Tax Manager

I find working with early-stage SMEs to resolve their share plan and EIS issues to be particularly rewarding.

I am Liam Hawkins, Enterprise Tax Manager at Finerva. I joined Finerva in January 2022 to assist our clients in navigating employee share incentives and EIS/SEIS.

During my career, I have specialised in designing and implementing share plans including, but not limited to; Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI), Company Share Option Plans (CSOP), growth shares and other bespoke share plans. I also have experience of advising on EIS/SEIS issues.

I have extensive experience in drafting and agreeing share valuations with HMRC, designing alphabet share arrangements that meet my clients’ requirements and advising on share plan issues from implementation to a company exit.

I find working with early-stage SMEs to resolve their share plan and EIS issues to be particularly rewarding. Two of the most crucial challenges that entrepreneurs face are securing funding as they build their company and offering a remuneration package that attracts, retains, and motivates the best talent available!

In my free time, I watch as many NFL (American Football) games as I can. Before COVID, I enjoyed travelling and I hope to see more of the world when safe to do so. I have a passion for modern classic novels, with George Orwell amongst my favourite authors. I try to stay fit by regularly attempting to play football, tennis, and golf to varying degrees of success!

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