Luke has been in the profession for over 20 years. He began specialising in Corporate Finance having spent a year seconded to the Central Bank of Kuwait after the 2008 crisis, a year which was focused on the unwinding of a global investment house holding a $3.5bn portfolio of investment companies. Prior to that he read Physics at King’s College, Cambridge, and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a ‘Big 4’ firm in the East of England. He then practiced for nearly five years across the Middle East and North America, and returned to the UK in 2011 to build the corporate practice of a smaller firm in Suffolk, where he was responsible for its capital market and more serious corporate and transactional work, as well as its international network. He joined Scrutton Bland in 2017 to lead and develop the firm’s Corporate Finance practice. This includes a Valuations Group of international repute which has specific strengths in developing practice on growth shares, control premiums, and intangibles work (particularly the valuation of data assets). Luke is also one of the Partners responsible for the firm’s relationship with its global network, Nexia International, which is the world’s largest network of independent accountancy firms. Outside of the office Luke can be found debating politics and current affairs, assertively giving his (unsolicited) perspective on the economic outlook, keeping bees, playing his Fireglow Rickenbacker 4003, and ferrying his young family between various extracurricular activities.
Other related team members
Natalie is assistant payroll manager and based in our Ipswich office
Tim specialises in insurance for private clients, businesses and charities.
Faye is a Tax Partner in our Ipswich office, and heads the Private Client Service to high net worth individuals
Other related corporate finance
Corporate Finance Director
As a Corporate Finance Director Mark has over 30 years of experience in managing intricate financial transactions for business clients.
James is a member of the Corporate Finance team, working on business valuations, disposals and acquisitions, and specialises in US/UK GAAP conversion work in the education sector.
Andrew has been with Scrutton Bland for over thirty years and is now a consultant, based in our Colchester office.
Scrutton Bland have been helping people and businesses across the East of England with their accounts and finances for over 100 years.
Who we work with
An in-depth understanding of your circumstances, coupled with complete familiarity with current legislation and the latest technology, means we are perfectly placed to provide valuable audits and optimise your systems.