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About Us

DTE Connect has been created for you by The DTE Payroll & Tax Centre Limited, which is part of the DTE Group, a leading national provider of business advisory and accountancy services.

DTE Connect has been running successfully for over 9 years. Over 5,000 accountancy practitioners have so far benefited from our service, which includes a technical helpline and regularly updated and relevant publications, tax guides, tax briefs, training seminars, plus Connect updates.  


Meet the Team

David Teale, Senior Consultant


David is a business graduate and former Inspector of Taxes. He was Visiting Lecturer in Taxation at University College Salford for 10 years and was Chairman of the UK 200 Group National Tax Panel from 2002 to 2005. A Senior Tax Consultant with the DTE group, he has contributed to professional journals on taxation and radio broadcasts.

David regularly presents on taxation subjects at seminars for the DTE Group and other professional seminar providers. David specialises in providing advice on capital gains tax and inheritance tax matters plus share / goodwill valuations for HMRC purposes.


Alan McCann, Director & HMRC Tax Investigations Expert


Alan McCann is a director of taxation at the DTE Group and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has been resolving client tax matters for over 30 years. Alan started his career in the then Inland Revenue and soon realised he was not made to be a civil servant. Alan has been with the DTE Group for over 10 years, previously with a national top ten firm at their Manchester office.

While Alan advises on all aspects of taxation, he specialises in all aspects of HMRC tax investigations. Alan prides himself on his hands-on working relationship with clients. He is also a regular presenter of seminars and workshops nationally. His regular tax clubs have, for over eight years, proved to be very popular with smaller accountancy pratitioners.


George Lovell, Tax Partner

picGeorge is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Taxation.  He trained at Deloitte in London and then joined KPMG in Leeds where he spent eleven years, the last eight of which were in the Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Advisory team.  He has extensive experience of advising on acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs, group reorganisations, demergers and private equity transactions.

In 2008 he joined RSM Bentley Jennison as a Tax Partner and during his time there focussed on advising owner managed businesses and their shareholders on their tax affairs, including tax efficient remuneration, international tax matters, acquisitions and disposals of private companies, large capital allowances claims and VAT reclaims.


Karin McDiarmid, Connect Administrator

picKarin is the friendly voice you will usually hear when you first ring DTE Connect on our Local number 0843 506 6123. She has over ten years experience administrating the DTE Connect support network, organising seminars, marketing guides and publications, and generally helping our DTE Connect members with any non-technical support they need.

Karin is also here to help you with DTE Connect membership enquiries, booking seminars or webinars, and purchasing any of our tax publications.


Lynne Cramb, Payroll Director


As head of the Payroll team, Lynne is an expert in all aspects of payroll administration, tax, and regulations. She has over 30 years experience in the lesiure, hospitality, and payroll industry. Lynne regularly provides technical updates and seminars on all developments on payroll matters for DTE's clients and contacts.

She is also a recognised lecturer for the Institute of Payroll Practitioners.