Meet some of our Finance Experts helping to fuel your business.

Faizan Nazar

Senior Finance Expert

Faizan has over 13 years experience working with a wide range of SMEs. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start up and ensuring they have the right systems in place to help control their business growth. Prior to joining Propel, Faizan worked in various roles within accounts, audit and tax and has the all round experience to provide his clients the advice they need. Find out more about the type of clients Faizan works with here.

Sam Hewitt

Senior Finance Manager

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Sam is a Senior Finance Manager, he is a chartered accountant and has 9 years’ experience with Deloitte. His role consists of managing a delivery team spanning 3 offices and overseeing an SME portfolio of over 80 clients, across the healthcare, F&B and Fintech industries’. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and running.

Adeel Khan

Senior Finance Manager

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Adeel is a senior finance expert in Deloitte Propel. He has post qualification experience of more than seven years and leading Propel team of Finance Experts and associates in London, Nottingham and Cardiff. Adeel has broad experience in financial reporting and international expansion of ambitious start ups and SME businesses.

During his time in Propel Adeel has worked with various start ups and SME businesses from fintech to property developers. He has also been involved is preparing businesses for fund raising and helping them to expand globally. His main hobbies are swimming, reading and Kitesurfing.

Our Advisory Experts are also on hand to support your growth.

Stuart Cottee

Tax Partner

Stuart has 25 years tax experience including 13 years as a partner, during which he has specialised in advising private companies and has run Deloitte’s Private Markets business for tax in the UK. He has a broad knowledge of the tax issues faced by fast growing companies from international expansion, plus experience in transactions support through to private client matters.

Jake Rugman

Tax Specialist

Jake is a charted tax adviser (CTA) and chartered accountant (ACA) with 5 years of experience in tax. He manages the day-to-day corporation tax compliance process for start-up companies and established SMEs. Specialises in advising growing companies in areas such as venture capital schemes, employee share schemes, group structuring and R&D tax credits.

Jo Robertson

Associate director Tax

My role is to lead Deloitte's tax advisory and compliance services for our Deloitte Propel clients on a national basis, working with start ups and ambitious growing SME businesses.

Jo's specialist areas include: corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, shareholder planning, management incentives, due diligence, transaction planning, acquisition structuring, creative sector tax reliefs, capital allowances, research and development tax relief and tax compliance.

Our Compliance Experts make managing tax and accounts as painless as possible.

Jade Williamson

Senior Compliance Manager

​Qualified Chartered Accountant with 7 years experience in IFRS and UK GAAP financial statement audit. Extensive experience of working with listed clients, in particular FTSE 100 groups. Jade has worked with businesses in various industries including consumer business and the technology sector. ​Jade manages a wide and diverse portfolio alongside the compliance team within Propel, providing statutory accounting services to clients.

Ian Taylor


Ian is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) working in audit for over 9 years. He has worked with a wide range of businesses and specialised in the private markets at Deloitte. Ian's developed a broad range of experience providing clients with a valued and supportive service. He manages a wide and diverse portfolio alongside the compliance team providing statutory accounting services to clients.

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