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Phil Manuel at McBrides

Phil Manuel

Business Tax Adviser

Phil is very well-placed to advise our corporate clients having joined us as business tax adviser in June 2023 bringing extensive experience at the highest levels within practice and industry. Phil qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG at the start of his career deciding to specialise in corporate tax soon after, working mainly in the retail and entertainment sector.

He joined Virgin Management Ltd in 1999 and soon became tax director overseeing tax risk across multiple business sectors in the Virgin Group: Travel & Leisure, Health & Wellness, Music & Entertainment, Telecoms & Media, Financial Services and Space Tourism. In support of Virgin’s venture capital model, he managed the tax structuring of multiple acquisitions, mergers and disposals, advised on the tax aspects of licensing the Virgin brand and was involved in several group re-organisations. More recently and before joining McBrides, Phil worked as an independent tax consultant advising on a range of tax matters including analysis of various investor tax reliefs. He focuses on providing practical solutions to all clients, whether smaller owner-managed businesses or larger groups of companies.

Outside of work, Phil spends much of his time with his family and enjoys all sports, especially football and cricket. He would love to improve his golf to spend less time in the rough and more time on the fairways!

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