Maxine Brown

Tax Director

Maxine is our Tax Director and has over 25 years of practical knowledge in tax, accounts and business matters.

Having a natural calm and warm personality, Maxine enjoys assisting people on an individual level whilst being able to understand and interpret business issues from a broad perspective.

Optimising the tax position from either a business or personal viewpoint is included in Maxine’s specialisms as she regularly works with a range of entrepreneurs. Maxine and her team at Horsfield & Smith enjoy assisting start-up businesses to help them through every step to achieve their personal goals.

Maxine’s involvement in efficient remuneration planning following reorganisations of groups of companies, plus experience with business acquisitions and disposals, allows Maxine to make use of her up-to-date knowledge by assisting to provide relevant commercial and tax solutions.

As some of her other expertise includes research and development claims, assisting with the tax aspects of buying and selling property, including capital allowances claims, as well as exit planning with family businesses and minimising inheritance tax exposure, Maxine is more than happy to deal with ad hoc assignments or unexpected challenges to help clients understand how taking a particular course of action may affect them and their business.

In her spare time, Maxine enjoys the great outdoors with her family, time with friends and writing stories and poetry.

Maxine can be contacted on 0161 761 5231 or by email at