Jackie Withey

Jackie was a partner in a mid-sized firm of chartered accountants before joining Brown Withey to lead the creative industries of the practice. Jackie focuses on creative and owner managed businesses and specialises in providing strategic planning, board level reporting and business advice to businesses at every stage from start up to exit. She gets under the skin of a business to understand how it operates and identifying where improvements can be made. Adopting a personal approach she builds sustainable relationships with her clients and provides a valuable service that is responsive and centred on her clients’ needs.  She works with them to develop strategies for future growth and success

With regard to animators, film/TV makers she typically assists with setting up special purpose vehicles, EIS and SEIS schemes, advising on UK creative tax credits and provides certification assistance with the documentation. At production/post production stages she controls costs by shoot, compares spend to budget and as a film production accountant she has 2 film credits to her name.

Jackie advises and assists with research and development tax claims for digital agencies and game developers

Away from the creative industries, Jackie advises businesses across a broad range of sectors including food and drink, clothing retail and design, wholesaler and distributors..

Particular specialisms include:

  • Creative Tax credits – Film, TV, Video Games and animation
  • EIS and SEIS
  • R&D Tax Credits for digital and game developers
  • Film production accounting, 
  • Production company structures
  • Special purpose vehicle set up
  • Strategic Business Advice
  • Setting up in the UK for international businesses


Active in the business community, Jackie is a director of Watford and West Herts Chamber of Commerce, while you will often see her at weekends on the pit wall of a race track urging her partners race car on.

m: +44 (0)7943 264358

t: +44 (0)20 7183 3427

e: Jackie@brownwithey.com