• Jemma Taylor – Head of Alternative Projects – has more than 25 years’ banking and finance experience

  • Introduction of new ‘Alternative Projects’ department as business expands

  • As well as research and development (R&D) tax relief, Birkenhead-based Access 2 Funding Specialists Limited will also offer a range of other services and products for SMEs.


The fastest-growing R&D tax specialists in the UK, Access2Funding, have welcomed the latest addition to their firm with the appointment of Jemma Taylor who will be leading the new ‘Alternative Projects’ department.


Former Regional Director at Ultimate Finance, Jemma has more than 25 years’ experience in the finance sector and as Head of Alternative Projects will be responsible for expanding Access2Funding’s best-of-breed product offerings for its ever-growing client base.


In 2020 Access2Funding returned £23m to UK businesses, and the new department headed up by Jemma aims to further assist and support businesses in 2021 by providing a variety of alternative services and products during this difficult financial time.


Headquartered in the North West in Birkenhead – but with teams all across the UK – the specialist firm has recently experienced a phase of rapid growth and Jemma is one of many new appointments as Access2Funding has more than doubled its national team since the start of 2020.


Chief Operating Officer of Access2Funding Dawn Coker said of Jemma’s appointment:


“We are delighted that Jemma has accepted the Head of Alternative Projects role within our senior leadership team, and are excited to have her on board during what is now a time of financial uncertainty for so many businesses. Jemma’s infectious energy accompanied by her established track record of developing long-lasting relationships will ensure that we are in the best possible position to assist even more growth in the UK. Our new offerings will allow us to help even more clients and we are confident in Jemma’s ability to create new partnerships and opportunities.”


Commenting on her appointment, Jemma said:


“I am delighted to have joined Access2Funding. The company is committed to delivering the best results for clients and I am looking forward to launching new products and services to enhance our offering, as well as opening up new business opportunities. What’s more, joining a predominantly female-led business is empowering and inspiring.” 


Access2Funding having more than doubled their national team since the start of 2020, expanding into Northern Ireland, Wales and establishing themselves further in Scotland. As part of the firm’s larger growth plan, there are currently multiple vacancies across the UK.