Faye Watts is one of the founding partners at FUSE and specialises in tax planning and consultancy for businesses and individuals, along with her extensive property knowledge. Though she has experience working across a broad spectrum of industries she particularly enjoys working with clients in the creative arts and collaborates with an interesting mix of actors, musicians, media junkies and fashionistas.
Faye focuses on practical solutions and planning so that her clients feel fully supported in their financial challenges – both business and personal, and devotes much of her time to aiding clients in growing their businesses.
Faye is passionate about making tax and accountancy more transparent and easy to understand and combines a professional and commercial, yet down to earth approach with vast knowledge and expertise to ensure her clients get the best service possible. She writes for various websites and magazines, sits on the board of a number of organisations and is a trustee of Neuroblastoma UK.
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Steve is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has been working with a wide range of interesting clients for more than 20 years. After qualifying in 1995, he joined an independent family firm where he worked his way to the position of Partner. He then went on to become a Partner at top London firm SRLV before joining Faye to establish FUSE in 2010.
Though Steve manages a varied portfolio of clients, he specialises in providing professional services for both owner-managed businesses and larger private-equity backed companies. As well as having a strong tax knowledge, he has particular knowledge in advising on property matters, and has also helped a number of businesses negotiate tricky sales and purchases.
A hallmark of Steve’s is that he will take the time to thoroughly understand each client’s requirements to ensure his advice is always as useful and relevant as possible.
In his spare time, Steve is a keen cyclist and enjoys raising money for charities by competing in events like the Etape du Tour and other cycling sportifs. Steve loves a challenge, whether it’s physical and professional, and gives nothing less than 100% to everything he does.
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Sam joined FUSE in 2013, after completing an Engineering Degree. Sam moved to London to take up accountancy as his chosen profession, and qualified as an ACCA member in 2016.
Sam manages our accounting procedures and works closely with clients to ensure they comply with all the relevant regulations and deadlines. He specialises in property matters and has extensive knowledge of cloud based accounting software.
Outside of FUSE, Sam is a keen sports enthusiast with a real passion for hockey, so if you need an extra man for your team, he’s your guy.
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Kat joined us in June 2014 as our office manager and is an essential part of the team. Kat keeps us working efficiently and supports our clients in ensuring they meet their statutory requirements.
You’ll certainly recognise her enthusiasm and bubbly personality. Kat is a huge animal lover so she will happily look after your pet during a meeting!
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Matt joined the team at FUSE in April 2016 as a trainee accountant, after graduation from Newcastle University where he studied chemistry. He is part way through his ACCA qualifications, with just a few exams left. Matt is actively changing the way for cloud accounting and provides training and support with implementing software in a way that best suits your business. With the upcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD), he is the man to speak to.
Matt is an avid cyclist and part of the FUSE Dynamic Duo team with Steve.
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Allison is our VAT expert. Following 12 years with HMRC, Allison joined PWC and in 1999 she joined a private VAT practice in Hampshire. For the last 18 years she has offered practical VAT advice and solutions to professionals and businesses from PLCs to one man bands.
Her specialisms include advising on land and property, international transactions and charities. She has lectured on VAT to ACCA branches and trade bodies, as well as having written specialist VAT chapters in publications such as The Law Society’s Conveyancing Handbook, Farming and Land Diversification and Equine Tax Planning.
Sep joined FUSE in December 2014 as part of the accounts team and also runs our in-house payroll solutions. She is an essential part of the team and is working towards her ACCA qualification.
She is the office feeder and will always be there to provide the goodies!
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Laura joined the tax team in Summer 2017 and is a qualified tax adviser. She loves a challenge and doesn’t find anything too taxing. She works closely with Faye to fulfill FUSE’s tax compliance and advisory solutions.
Do reach out to Laura with your tax questions .
Sophia joined FUSE as a part-time member of the team in 2012 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having trained at KPMG. She specialises in year-end and management accounting, and is an excellent problem solver.
Sophia enjoys being a mum to two young children and successfully juggles both her professional and parenting roles.
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Jamie joined the team in July 2017 as a client manager in the accounts team. He is a qualified accountant with many years of experience and an eye for detail.
Jamie is a bit of a music man and in his spare time you may even find him holding the microphone so do join him for a Singh-song.
Claudia looks after the Company Secretarial statutory compliance for FUSE and joined the team on a part-time basis in 2018.
Claudia can usually be found on the dance floor and is the Salsa queen of FUSE.
Kat is the newest member of the team. She’s usually the one you speak to first when you call and she’ll be the one to welcome you with a frothy coffee.
She is our administrator and also in charge of the gin bar.