Our Mission

Breaking barriers to specialist advice by leveraging our expertise and experience. Providing every business from micro to large with tailored, insightful and impactful support.

 

To nurture, not exploit.

Our founders

Think was formed from the desire to be different, a desire to lead positive change in the world of professional services where the needs of the client can be met by a dedicated team of experts unencumbered by the strictures and pressures of a large corporate organisation. This freedom allows us work with companies of all sizes and be flexible and tailored in our approach. We believe in value so without an army of partners, nor a glitzy London tower to support. neither do our clients. 

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Amir Rabani

PhD MSc BSc SMIEEE MIET MInstP

Amir received his Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering in 2005 followed by a Masters degree in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2007 and 2011 respectively from the University of Nottingham. Previously, Amir led engineering and scientific teams at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing and On-wing Technology at the University of Nottingham and worked as professional engineering advisor at a Big4 organisation. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in international journals and conference proceedings and was named as an inventor and co-inventor on more than 11 patents (granted/pending). Amir also holds positions as Manager, R&D Programmes, at the Digital Catapult and is a Visiting Research Fellow within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. In 2017 Amir was elected as a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); he is also a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the Institute of Physics (IoP).

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George Shi

MEng

Following completion of a Masters degree in Design Manufacturing and Management from Durham University, George gained considerable engineering experience in the nuclear industry, first in decommissioning, followed by nuclear new build at Rolls Royce's core manufacturing facility.  George transitioned into professional services in 2012 but always maintained a passion for technology and innovation. His extensive engineering background and years of R&D tax experience in Big4 consulting makes him a true expert in the field. He has worked across almost all industries and is intimately familiar with the complexities, challenges and opportunities connected with Research and Development Tax Credits.

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James Norton

BEng LLB MRes CEng Barrister (np)

James originally read Mechanical Engineering at Leeds, before embarking on a career as an engineer developing powertrain and fuel systems technology, for which he holds multiple patents, for Ford, Jaguar, Aston Martin and latterly Visteon.

After qualifying as a Chartered Engineer (IMechE), James moved into the legal environment, training as a barrister and patent attorney, taking on the role of European IP Counsel for Visteon managing a range of advanced technology projects. To advance his scientific skills, in 2004 James received an EPSRC scholarship to undertake a research Masters in nanomaterials, specialising in computational physics, with Imperial College. 

James has a varied and multidisciplinary background which extends into the political arena having also worked in the House of Lords, speech writing and advising DCMS Ministers on engineering and intellectual property matters.

in 2014, James moved into the Big4 consulting environment, setting up and leading a grant funding advisory team and advising on Patent Box, working with some of the most pioneering and advanced companies, of all sizes, in the UK and internationally. 

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