About // The Team

Paul Wood Managing Director Paul has run and managed businesses from a sole trader to a 150 man group manufacturing unit. He has achieved success as a company owner and as a Commercial, Project and Sales manager/director. With a proven track record within Capital Allowance, R&D tax credits, Manufacturing, Distribution and Investment businesses. Consistently achieving high sales, profitability, production and project targets.

He is now using his experience, skills, professional connections and advice gained over the last 30 odd years (which he insists doesn't feel that long!) to help business owners reduce their tax liability and/or gain tax refunds using specialist tax allowances. His experience allows Woodshires to clearly identify where businesses potentially qualify for these allowances and reliefs.

E: paul@woodshires.co.uk
T: 07855 211 116
Stuart Wood Finance/Marketing Director Stuart has had an eclectic career, originally studied in 3D/Graphic Design he then spent over a decade in the independent sector of the financial services industry. In that time he has become a specialist in regulated processes and a specialist in tax efficient protection advice.

He is fondly known as the in house geek, with his passion for system design and marketing. Over the years he has developed an obsessive attention to detail and skill in creating the simplest and most consistent system to conduct all business with. Stuart also has a long standing passion for graphic design with many years experience. He is often sort after for his expertise in using Photoshop in particular.

Stuart's unique career experience allows him to be uniquely placed to help with allowances that are specific to the financial services & creative industries. These industries are continually growing in the UK but are severely underutilised in regards to the tax allowances they can use.

As the co-founder of Woodshires, Stuart has implemented his experience in dealing with heavily regulated processes to create a simple but powerful sales process to help benefit clients by pinpointing what allowances their businesses can utilise in the most effective way.

E: stuart@woodshires.co.uk
T: 07814 494 232
Helen Gordon Consultant Helen has had an expansive career being involved with different businesses in differing industries. During this time Helen has gained invaluable experience in dealing with everything from finance to staff from a small business to a international PLC.

Having previously worked within a international PLC as an accounts manager, having responsibility for daily management accounts for the divisional FD; including P&L, CPU and KPI’s. The business was within Aston Martin and JLR. Helen’s role in compiling this information obtained from various departments would enable her to provide data and suggestions relating to financial, planning and cash flow strategies.

Helen’s has also had experience within a medium sized dental practice as a manager organising staff, finances, compliance and management accounts. This experience gives her a great incite into how small businesses operate.

Helen's work experience shows that she has the experience, knowledge and ability to help with any size and type of business.

E: helen@woodshires.co.uk
T: 07852 699 277
Gemma Rainsford Administration Manager Gemma is widely experienced in the administration, financial and audit aspects of business with a great attention to detail and is very process driven. Gemma is passionate about customer service and is a skilled communicator and trainer.

Gemma was responsible for the financial security and administration in 14 LA Fitness gyms across Central and Outer London. Her duties included; Bank reconciliation and accountability for Overs and Unders from sales. Investigation into potential theft or miss allocation of monies. Production of financial reports to highlight areas of opportunities for the region and also individual clubs. Daily reconciliation of all sales against profit and loss budget and target. Delivery of training to wide groups of staff. Database management to ensure that the membership database is 100% accurate. Audit of membership contracts to ensure compliance to credit consumer Act. In the last financial year of job role, Gemma and her team added £67,000 to the bottom line of the regional accounts for the gyms.

Now with Woodshires as the lead Administrator, Gemma is applying her skills and experience into helping push the business forward. She is doing this by creating a consistent and powerful sales process in which information is readily available from multiple sources, this in turn ensures all clients and referrers can be happy in the knowledge that any case they are involved in is being looked after managed properly.

E: gem@woodshires.co.uk
T: 01527 549 797