The SME Support Forum NI Team

Chris Ross Managing Partner McKees

Chris is the Managing Partner of McKees and founder of the SME Support Forum. McKees is a leading independent commercial law firm with a multi-jurisdictional team and specialist capability in financial services, dispute resolution, real estate and corporate legal services.

Chris acts for a wide range of commercial clients in the insurance, construction, transport, finance and ICT sectors. He advises insurers on policy disputes, mis-selling of insurance policies and complex property claims. He is qualified to practice in both England and Wales, and Northern Ireland. Chris is a former Chairman of the Belfast Solicitors’ Association.

Fiona Brown
SME Support Forum
PR Manager 

Fiona Brown is the Director of Fiona Brown Communications and has over 16 years’ experience in the communications and public relations industry in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. During this time, she has been responsible for the creation and execution of public relations strategies for clients in a range of industries including travel and tourism, legal, hospitality, medical, health, fitness and beauty. 

Kieron Kent, SME Support Forum Co-Founder &
Business Consultant

Kieron is a business consultant and adviser to the partners at McKees law firm along with several other companies across the UK and Ireland. He is a co-founder of the SME Support Forum. Kieron has over 30 years of board level experience, having started, owned and run several SME businesses including a 300 seat call centre business. He has a substantial track record of delivering sustainable growth from start up and runs a business development consultancy called Interim Selling Solutions, specialising in sales, marketing, business intelligence, turnaround strategies and restructuring of businesses.

Andrea McCann Partner

Andrea is a partner at McKees.
She acts for a number of SIPP and SSAS providers covering their NI property portfolios. All types of commercial property work is covered including sales, in specie transfers, acquisitions, lease work and rental arrears. Andrea is a member of Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes. She also heads up the Employment team and JM Pathway that offers a bespoke employment law service to employers in terms of audit of employment contracts and policies, instant consultancy service for advice and insurance cover for employment related claims.

Andrea is also responsible for our quality accreditations of Lexcel, ISO and Investors in People.

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