Stuart Bentley

Stuart Bentley

Delivery Manager

Stuart Bentley

I manage a team of technical analysts whose main role is to work with clients to identify, qualify and quantify R&D expenditure. Managing a number of claims myself, I’m also part of the middle management team helping to drive changes to systems and processes to make things easier. I also work with the Tax team to process Patent Box claims and the NOVA team, providing technical support.

My role at MPA…

Is to support truly innovative companies, I try to stay open minded and search for innovative ways to improve our business processes, making a real difference for both us and our clients.

My best experience at MPA so far…

Completing a claim that literally allowed a client to continue trading: That client has now gone from strength to strength.

Stuart in 3 words:

Curious, studious and empathetic.

Favourite book / movie / play:

Book: Currently Catch 22 (Joseph Heller). That sense of chaos born of rules for rules sake, and the impact on the individual caught in the middle, resonated through so much of my career before joining MPA.

Movie: Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa). Just a beautifully shot film with themes around underdogs, class and struggles in uncertain times. Equally, I love Brassed Off and a portrayal of the area and times I grew up in and the amazing soundtrack. (I never miss an opportunity to watch The Rocky Horror Show though – Read what you like into that)

Play: 12 Angry Men or Of Mice and Men. I’ve seen productions of both recently and both were exceptionally powerful

Hobbies and interests:

I’m a lapsed Trombonist (though it’s on my list of things to do by joining a local brass band or jazz group). I’m also in folk, jazz and heavy metal music, getting to concerts and festivals when I have time. Finally, spending time by the sea; a happy place to be.