About Us

Our in-house team of R&D tax specialists have over 13 years’ experience in submitting successful R&D tax claims for clients across a range of sectors. Get in touch to find out more.


At Cowgills R&D, we have a long track record in providing quality financial services to businesses across the UK. We believe very firmly in the quality and reliability of our work being the key to the success of each claim we submit on behalf of a client. 

We have put a great deal of work into building up a very good relationship with HMRC to ensure that all of our claims are meeting their strict criteria – it’s because of this relationship that to date, we’ve never had a claim rejected!

Over the past three years, we have submitted a range of R&D claims for businesses across a variety of industries and have saved our clients over £6m collectively – an average of £88k per client vs the industry average of £53k!

If you want to know more about how to put together an R&D claim, we would be happy to talk you through the process. Our team are experts at helping businesses to identify exactly which activities – and spending – could qualify for a claim.


Sector specialists

We’ve submitted successful claims for companies across a number of sectors, including (but not limited to);

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Software

You can read more about our work in these sectors, or see direct examples in our case studies.


More than just R&D

Cowgills logoCowgills are one of the North-West’s leading independent firms of chartered accountants and business advisors, established in 1984. We have a current team of around 180 highly-skilled staff members.

We have a full service offering and can deliver our business clients around the UK everything from Audit Services to Wealth Management.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about our full range of financial services and see whether any of them could benefit your business.


Our commitment to excellence means that we do right by our clients.

But don’t just take our word for it – here are some testimonials, to see what our clients say about us:


“We hadn’t really considered R&D Tax Credits before as we didn’t realise that software companies were eligible.

When Stuart (Stead) raised it with us, we agreed to meet with the R&D team, let them take a look at our qualifying activities and explore whether we had a possible claim.

Their team now visit us every year to complete a review and they have saved us an average of £10k a year to date.”


Read the Eventura
case study here.

“We had previously claimed some R&D Tax Credits using an external consultant but contacted Cowgills for an independent view.

They identified several additional opportunities to maximise our claim for R&D Tax Credits across the business which has supported our business growth.

We have worked closely with them for the past few years and, as a result, they have saved us approximately £150k in R&D.”

Esterchem Limited

Read the Esterchem
case study here.