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Alister Brown CA: Director – Advisory


Alister is a Graduate of the University of Glasgow (1991), and trained as CA in Deloitte’s Glasgow office, qualifying with ICAS in 1994.  Post Qualification, he remained with Deloitte, in Corporate Restructuring, before transferring to Deloitte’s Corporate Finance team in Newcastle in 1997.  Spent 15 years in Industry, in a number of senior finance roles, including 8 years as FD of £50m shipyard.  Established Addere Valorem Ltd in 2012, providing specialist advisory services to a broad range of SMEs, including Fundraising, Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence, Grant Assistance and Specialist Tax Advice, including R&D Tax and Patent Box Relief.

In his spare time, Alister enjoys playing golf and tennis, and also practices electric guitar.

Alister can be contacted: –


Mobile: 07738 557689

Landline: 0191 233 6314 x 202


Dr Bernadette Johnson: Director – R&D Tax


Bernadette studied at the University of Glasgow  and after completing her first degree in Chemistry, she competed her Chemistry Ph.D. in 1995, also at the University of Glasgow.  She then spent 18 years with Procter & Gamble within Research & Development (Newcastle Technical Centre) working on a vast array of projects, including formulation development and packaging design.  Her remit included Regional and Global responsibilities for R&D project delivery and she represented P&G in Commercial and Intellectual Property legal challenges for European R&D.

She joined Addere Valorem  in Jan 2017, and her previous experience both in R&D and in consumer understanding holds her in good stead in  identifying and describing our clients R&D tax relief eligibility.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, cycling and walking.

Bernadette can be contacted: –


Mobile: 07500 124140


Address and Contact Details

Our Offices are located at:-

The Grainger Suite, Dobson House
Regent Business Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 233 6314 x 202


Standard Terms of Business

Our Standard Terms of Business can be accessed by clicking on the link below:-

Addere Valorem Ltd Standard Terms of Business 250718