Melissa Spear - ACA, CTA

Senior Manager

Melissa Spear - Menzies Accountant

Sector experience



I advise clients on all aspects of business tax. Primarily, I am part of the Innovation and R&D Team and am passionate about ensuring businesses benefit from the significant advantages available under the R&D tax relief and Patent Box regimes. I provide services to a wide range of clients from small start-ups to large established companies operating in many different industries and have a particular specialism in working with manufacturing businesses.

I began my career with Menzies in 1998, where I started out in the audit and accounts department, gaining my ACA qualification in 2003.

After successfully completing my Chartered Tax Advisor exams 2008 I made the decision to work in tax full-time and have been advising on all aspects of business tax ever since.


My favourite meal
I have so many – Sunday roasts (all kinds and any day!), pasta dishes, pizza, garlic bread,  steak and chips, stir fry…

My favourite hobby
It now seems to be whatever my children are into. Recently this has been making loom bands and doing word searches, both of which I’ve actually enjoyed.