Stephen is the Partner in the Film and Television Unit at media accountants Saffery Champness. He specialises in providing strategic policy advice to global media companies and their leaders.
He has been deeply involved in the policy development of independent British film and television for the last 15 years.
Stephen's work has included the development and implementation of the current UK Film Tax Relief, Lottery funding for film, negotiating several international co-production treaties and creating and managing the UK Film Certification Unit.
Stephen has advised a number of clients on how to grow and develop their business via access to fiscal incentives and public sector grants. This includes co-authoring the case for a tax relief for high end television that was taken up by the UK Government in 2013.