Detlev read chemistry at Newcastle University and started a research degree at Northumbria University before leaving science behind to qualify as a chartered accountant with RG. He is a trusted adviser to a wide range of clients, helping businesses to grow and their owners to achieve their ambitions. He also enjoys working in several specialist areas including R&D claims for innovative businesses, pension schemes, charities and schools.
Detlev enjoys hill walking and is currently working his way through the list of over 900 mountains in the British Isles. He is also a keen armchair astronomer and supporter of various sporting lost causes.