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Meet the Team



Pete Willcocks

Pete Willcocks

Operations Director

Pete has been involved in the insurance industry and IR35 since 2005, including a decade at Qdos, where at the point of leaving he was a group board director. Pete is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a past President of the Insurance Institute of Leicester, a past Chairman for the East Midlands branch of BIBA, and if it isn’t obvious, lives and breathes insurance and IR35.


Andy Vessey

Andy Vessey ATT

Head of Tax

Andy, formerly Qdos' Head of Tax, is widely recognised as one of the UK’s foremost IR35 experts, having personally defended more than 500 IR35 cases, the overwhelming majority of which he has won. Andy has 38 years of tax experience and specialises in employment status matters, read more here.


Chris Carvill

Chris Carvill

Customer Services Director

Chris has worked within the contractor industry for well over a decade, having previously held the position of Sales Manager at Qdos Contractor. After a period working as a contractor himself, Chris joined Larsen Howie as Operations Director in 2017. He now holds overall responsibility for the IR35 Consultancy team and ensures that all clients receive the very best advice and service. 


Hannah Robinson

Hannah Robinson

Digital Marketing Manager

After graduating from De Montfort University with a degree in Literature in 2014, Hannah has worked in every area of creative marketing since. She has freelanced as a journalist, worked in-house as a copywriter and has project managed for a variety of international clients with UK advertising agencies. She now writes in-house for Larsen Howie, keeping a keen eye on all things IR35, contracting and tax. Read her work on the Larsen Howie Knowledge Hub.


Matt Tyler

Matthew Tyler

IR35 Consultancy Manager

Matt has been dealing with IR35 for the past seven years. He previously worked for Qdos, first as a Contract and Status Manager and later progressing to a Client Manager. He now heads up the IR35 Consultancy Team. He has a firm understanding of the rules that underpin IR35 and has a great deal of experience dealing with the many and varied quirks that come with this rather murky legislation.                          


Ryan Dawson

Ryan Dawson

Sales Executive 

Ryan's professional career began when he was awarded an internship working with the FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and Legal Office during the 2014 world cup in Brazill. After graduating with an LLB Law Degree, his focus turned to insurance and began working at Qdos, working closely with Legal Expenses and Tax Investigation claims. Since moving to Larsen Howie, he's been committed to helping clients understand and protect themselves from IR35.


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Alice Hickling

Junior Digital Copywriter

Alice graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with a degree in English and Philosophy. Before coming to Larsen Howie, Alice spent 8 years working in hospitality and advanced to become the “Cider Guru” for Castle Rock Brewery in Nottingham, a role that took her to beer festivals all around the country networking and promoting. She joined Larsen Howie as part of Matt Tyler’s IR35 consultancy team but has since made the move to the Marketing department to write content for all areas of the site.  


Summer Hamilton Larsen Howie

Summer Hamilton

IR35 Status Specialist 

Summer has recently completed her degree in Tourism Management from Bournemouth University. During her studies, she gained extensive customer service and management experience including event management as a Wedding Co-ordinator in Greece and an Apartment Manager for holiday rentals in Barcelona. Summer joined Larsen Howie with a focus on customer satisfaction, committed to informing and protecting clients from IR35.


Zara Butt Larsen Howie

Zara Butt

IR35 Status Specialist

Zara graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Masters in English Language and Linguistics last year. Previously, she's worked as a Primary School teaching assistant, which has honed her information delivery skills. She now reviews contracts as part of Matt's IR35 consultancy team, ensuring accurate employment status determinations and giving layman's explanations of the complex legislation.


 Henry Young Larsen Howie

Henry Young

IR35 Status Specialist

After finishing his A-Levels in 2017, Henry went on to study Physics at Loughborough University. Previously, he worked as a lifeguard and swim teacher for 3 years, making 6 life-saving rescues in that period, and is an avid marathon swimmer. Now, he applies the same determination to IR35 contract reviews, focusing on impeccable customer service and detailed reporting.