RIFT are the UK's top tax specialists.

We've been helping people and companies with their HMRC troubles since 1999, and no one does it better. With our seasoned experts on your team, you'll never have to grind for experience again.

Meet the RIFT Players

The RIFT VGTR team is composed of top-tier financial gurus. They know the tax relief game and they’re always ready to play. Together, they have the skills and strategies to take on the toughest boss in the business: the taxman himself.

Sarah: Head of the VGTR Team
Sarah delights in blowing away the stereotype of “long-suffering gaming widow”, despite her husband of nine years being an avid gamer. A long-term fan of Super Mario Brothers, she still spare as much of her free time as possible indulging her love of retro gaming.

In addition to her main role of keeping the whole team on-mission, she’s also responsible for providing buffs and power-ups wherever needed.

John: Director
John is the veteran of the VGTR team, and was blown away in 1978 when he came across Space Invaders at University. Within four months he was an undisputed master of the game, setting high scores and blazing trails.

Deciding on Tax Expert as a more stable career option than “Conqueror of the Alien Hordes”, thirty years of experience have made John an even stronger competitor in the finance world than he was in the arcades.

Liam: VGTR Team Business Development Lead
A lifelong gamer and Director of an SME involving video games and developers, Liam has experience, knowledge and passion for the industry – and he’s dedicated to making it grow within the UK.

You’ll often find him at gaming conventions talking to developers, checking out their games and dispelling the myth that work and play don’t mix. In his free time, you’ll also find Liam in his “office” (man cave) playing on his extensive console collection or his far-too-expensive gaming PC.

Alex: VGTR Team Client Engagement Consultant
Alex’s main job is to liaise with RIFT clients, answering questions and solving problems. He’s also our current domestic regional Pac Man champion, with an enviable high score of 40,500. An enthusiastic gamer since childhood, and having had a brief spate in the world of computer engineering upon leaving school, Alex is both enthusiastic and experienced in the world of video gaming.

Oliver: Technical Lead
Oliver is our technical lead and survival horror specialist. He handles the daunting process of making BFI applications for our clients, and submits the tax relief claims. Oliver prefers games with great stories, steeped in atmosphere. He recently had to be coaxed out from beneath his desk with wine gums after getting too involved in Alien Isolation. He’s alright now, if still a little suspicious of overhead air vents.

  • Sarah
    Sarah Head of the VGTR Team
  • John
    John Director
  • Liam
    Liam VGTR Team Business Development Lead
  • Alex
    Alex VGTR Team Client Engagement Consultant
  • Oliver
    Oliver Technical Lead
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CLAIMS APPROVED LAST YEAR
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£181 MILLION - TOTAL QUALIFYING COSTS CLAIMED
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£548 Million - TOTAL COSTS OF GAMES IN DEVELOPMENT
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NUMBER OF GAMES DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES IN THE UK