Meet the Team
Morgan Reach is a highly approachable, enthusiastic, professional and, above all, effective firm of accountants with convenient offices in Birmingham and Kensington, London, UK.
So if you are looking for a firm of accountants with offices in Kensington and Birmingham who can help you make more money and protect your wealth, then Morgan Reach is the firm to call. The directors have more than 50 years combined experience working with businesses of all sizes to help and improve their profitability.
Below you’ll find brief outlines of our key team. There is only so much you can glean from a web page, that’s why we would love to meet you for coffee and chat with you face to face. Your first one-hour consultation is completely free and without obligation. You can register for your free 1:1 consultation.
Here are photos and brief biographies of the key people in Morgan Reach.
Kamran Shaikh – Managing Director
Kamran Shaikh is the Founder and Managing Partner of the practice and has overall responsibility for the firm’s strategy and delivery of services to clients – ensuring that the highest standards of work are attained in all areas of the firm’s operations. Kamran qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003 and holds a Phd in Business Studies.
As a senior member of the team Kamran has developed long term relationships with clients, operating in diverse areas of business as individuals and companies alike. Kamran works closely with corporate clients in an advisory capacity and ensures that key strategic and tax planning is at the core of the services provided.
In Kamran’s words, he sees each company’s accounts as a valuable resource which quantifies the strengths and weaknesses of a company. This is a platform which can be used to further develop and expand. The most enjoyable part of his work is the time spent face to face with the client. He is able to match their ideas and needs with an extensive network of resources. Accountancy at Morgan Reach is as much about a window into the future as it is about a record of past achievements.
“I am motivated by complex issues faced by clients and finding solutions to these. It feels that sometimes my role as the trusted advisor is more of business advise than the traditional role of the accountants and just doing compliance for the clients”.
Kamran also recognises the need for Morgan Reach to support the community that in turn supports it. He personally plays an active role, though not necessarily a public role in a number of community services. The staff at Morgan Reach are also active in helping local charities. Kamran also acts as a Trustee and Board member for various companies, both private and public. Kamran works actively with his professional institute and is one of the Panel Members for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the West Midlands.
Kamran is a keen traveller and his favourite places are the Middle and the Far East, albeit most of his short holidays are spent in the UK and Europe.
Roger Caws – Director
Roger has an unusually broad experience at director level in large and small companies.
He started as an industrial scientist with particular interest in ceramics and platinum group metals. This work produced patents and other intellectual property. He switched to marketing and quality assurance gaining certificates for a number of companies in the energy and medical appliances sector. Much of this work involved documentation and databases. Roger developed software for direct typesetting and introduced this technology to a firm of printers.
Management roles in marketing, quality assurance, production and as CEO followed. Roger used this experience in Interim Management which included work in Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, USA and Germany. A strong personal interest in complementary medicine was turned into a retail business which Roger started with his wife.
Currently, Roger uses his business experience on behalf of Morgan Reach and its clients. Strategic planning and new technology are areas where his capacity for lateral thinking can make a decisive contribution. Forty years’ experience making concepts work and products sell provides a unique resource which clients of Morgan Reach benefit from.
Mandeep Ubhi – Director
Being an ACCA member, Mandeep has gained a vast amount of experience working in industry over the last 10 years. He has worked with several blue chip, FTSE 100 & FTSE 250 companies, and has been a strong figure head on Senior Management Teams. Even through the difficult recession Mandeep has managed to achieve financial success on the contracts that he has managed.
Utilising his strong financial background, Mandeep’s most notable achievements have been improving the profitability of 2 of his contracts by over 50%. Mandeep is self-driven and extremely passionate about accountancy. He has a keen eye for analysing details, and also has the ability to assess the broader picture very quickly. Using this and his dynamic approach, he can use his expertise to help your company along the right path to achieve its potential and excel.
Zeeshan Masood – Director (Head of Strategy)
Zeeshan is responsible for areas within the business related to strategic planning and implementation, business growth and development as well as on how to improve profitability, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction and retention, employee engagement, operational management and involvement within the community.
Zeeshan has extensive leadership and management experience across a range of sectors at national and international levels, with a proven track record in turning ideas into reality, implementing change and driving forward successful outcomes for private, public and non-profit organisations.
Zeeshan believes in applying an inspirational and collaborative approach, leading by example and empowering people with scope for development within the parameters of their roles. Clearly establishing two-way communication channels to welcome input and feedback, and remain both approachable and accessible at all times.
Zeeshan was awarded ‘Chartered Manager’ status by the Chartered Management Institute in 2009 and received ‘Leadership of the Year’ ‘Innovation’ and ‘Jaguar Land Rover Business Champion for Arts & Business’ awards during his professional career.
Zeeshan takes keen interest in charitable causes and works as a volunteer Trustee with The Buddy Bag Foundation. Zeeshan also works as a volunteer Business Mentor with The Prince’s Trust, BPS and as a volunteer Tutor with The Access Project.
Zeeshan enjoys traveling, cooking and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Martin Kaney – Senior VAT Associate
Martin Kaney has over 30 years’ experience in VAT including 8 years in HM Customs & Excise. He is a member of the VAT Practitioners Group and a council member of the Gerson Lehrman Group, author of two textbooks on VAT as well as being an experienced VAT trainer, training ICAS and CIMA students and accounting and tax professionals. He has also provided training for the Nigerian Government and for businesses in the GCC States in relation to the implementation of VAT in the Gulf in 2018. In his career, he has been involved in all aspects of VAT including the special schemes, land and property, international transactions, small business, the public sector, and partial exemption (as well as fraud investigation and enforcement).
His key skills are:
- team management
- business development
- technical innovation
- software solutions
He has a long and successful track record in developing ideas, implementing innovative software solutions, technical compliance and advising on complex or high value transactions, and resolving disputes with HMRC for clients.