Our Team

We are a team with deep experience of working with start-up and scale up clients. Between us, we have a wide range of financial expertise, but we share an entrepreneurial outlook, a problem-solving mentality and real commitment to this community.

Zac Brech

Zac is a former M&A banker and entrepreneur. He is CFO to Ignition Law and provides Ignition Financial clients with virtual CFO services as well as advice on strategic, financial and corporate finance matters.

Steve Hanlon

Steve is an experienced accountant specialising in corporate and business tax matters. He deals with SEIS and EIS related issues, R&D tax credits, EMI option schemes and the tax aspects of M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations.

Mark Mitchell

Mark is an experienced Chartered Accountant and financial controller. Together with his co-founder, Jane Mitchell, they run a specialist accounting support business called Mitch Consulting Ltd. Mark, Jane and the Mitch Consulting team are a core part of the Ignition Financial proposition.

Jane Mitchell

Jane has a wealth of experience in various government departments involving customer-facing and management roles. As co-founder of Mitch Consulting, Jane takes the lead in the day-to-day management of the Mitch Consulting team and is a key point of contact for many of our clients.

Farhad Timuri

Farhad is a former investment banker with a broad range of financial and entrepreneurial experience. He has particular domain expertise in financial technology. Farhad advises clients on a wide range of corporate finance matters including M&A and fund-raising.

Practice Areas

Outsource all your accounting needs to our efficient but personal accounting support offering. We work happily with your own financial leadership or can provide a complete service integrating financial leadership and accounting support

With leading experience in investment banking, we are perfectly positioned to provide you with best in class corporate finance support. Whether it is a corporate sale, a reorganisation or a fund raising, we have the transaction experience you need backed up by a real understanding of how it feels to be an entrepreneur or founder in these processes.

Our team has a wealth of leading M&A experience, combined with experience of running their own start-up businesses. We know intimately how a successful exit works and can help you refine your business to make it attractive to buyers and deliver maximum value in a way that fits your objectives.

Your business plan is critical to your business. You need it to inform critical decisions and to make the business fundable. We work with you to create outstanding business plans. Helping you optimise your plan, make best use of your resources and secure funding.

SEIS and EIS are key aspect of funding for most start-up companies. We provide advice and execution at all stages of considering and obtaining SEIS and EIS clearance for equity investment. We will also help you protect your EIS status and optimise the outcome for your investors as you grow.

Share option schemes and employee incentives can be instrumental in helping SMEs, high-growth companies and founder-led businesses to employ and retain key staff. Working with Ignition Law we provide a comprehensive service to help you navigate the best way to incentivise your team. We have a particular focus on implementing EMI Share Option Schemes.

You may be needing to plan for changed circumstances or new financial pressures. You may be considering a need to set new objectives for the next few years. Our team of experienced financiers and entrepreneurs are perfectly placed to provide you with insightful, analytical and practical advice. We are also able to provide you with ongoing support to help you implement changes and deliver your plan.

We work with growing businesses on a flexible basis to provide ongoing financial leadership as virtual CFO. We operate as a core part of your team on a basis which suits you and look to bring the experience and strategic insight to drive your success.

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