Sectors We’ve Helped

We have developed a highly effective approach to research and development (R&D) tax credit claims. It is robust enough to stand close scrutiny from HMRC, and adaptable enough to be tailored to our clients, whatever their size, sector or structure.

The specific R&D tax service we deliver is adapted to meet the exact needs of each client and partner. We will visit you at your place of business, no matter where you are based in the UK.

Our Expertise and Approach

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. We provide personalised guidance to each and every client.

When it comes to R&D claims, you deserve better than a “one size fits all” model, so we ensure that you get a full review of your exact company needs.

What makes our approach different?

Our process is different to many other providers, in that we offer a truly flexible approach to making a claim. We’ll work with you to understand how R&D fits into your business, allowing us to get a deeper understanding of the finer points of your R&D claim. Once we understand your business and its R&D undertakings, we’ll work out the most efficient way of writing your claim.

This can be achieved either by us taking responsibility for the full writing of the claim, or alternatively through working with your experts to write a technical brief. Our input doesn’t stop there however, we fully manage each point of the claim – we’ll even submit the claim on your behalf and deal any questions or queries HMRC may have.

As much or as little as you need.

We’re part of a wider ‘full service’ practice. This means that when we work on your claim, we’ll also provide sound business advice, all at no extra cost. As part of our service, we provide a wider view of your R&D expenditure, including other tax implications.

Our knowledge comes from over 35 years of delivering services to our clients and along with our sector specialist offerings, we provide a unique approach to R&D claims.


R&D Sector Experience

While our approach is tailored individually to the R&D claim needs of each client, in terms of specific experience, we’ve got an extensive and proven track record in a variety of sectors.

R&D Construction Claims

We understand that construction is unlike any other sector. R&D in this sector has the potential to produce unqualified success, but it takes expert help to fully classify the work you’ve done and get the full tax benefits from it.

As a firm, we were one of the first accountants to create a niche in this sector. We are still the only firm in the North West offering the construction sector a complete full-service accountancy and business advisory service from accounts to R&D. In a nutshell, this means we work with other businesses like yours, understanding what it is you do and where you’re going.

We’ve undertaken successful R&D claims for every type of business involved in the construction industry – from architects to structural engineers and everything and anything in between.

Follow the link here for an example of one of our most recent R&D construction claim successes.

R&D Engineering Claims

Of all the sectors we work with, we find engineering dovetails best with R&D, as researching and developing new techniques is a pre-requisite of your job.

At the heart of it, engineering is all about creating things or making them work better than they did. This can only be achieved via a high level of creativity and problem solving that is unique to the sector – it’s a hotbed for R&D!

We do find that many manufacturing and engineering firms are unaware that what they do is actually R&D and not just part of their day-to-day role.

That’s why it’s so important to partner with a firm who understand what it is that you do and if it qualifies for R&D tax relief.

This is exactly what we did with one of our engineering clients, with more details available here.

R&D Software Claims

If you’re working on developing software, it is more than likely that some of your work qualifies for R&D tax credits. It’s one of the hardest sectors to clearly and consistently identify what is eligible under the guidelines issued by HMRC.

In order for qualifying R&D to take place, an ‘advancement’ must be made and the objective of the work must go beyond routine analysis, copying or adaptation of an existing software product or process. HMRC has made the process more straightforward, and in October 2018 issued new guidance.

These changes now mean that it is an opportune time for companies to claim, and it is essential that you partner with a firm who not only takes the time to know your business, but also knows the way HMRC works and what information they are looking for.

Click here to find out more about a recent success we’ve had claiming for R&D relief in the software sector.

Other Sector Experience

We don’t just work with the sectors above, we also have experience in a range of different industries and can inform our clients on the exact range of regulations and processes related to their industry and help them find the best approach for a claim.

If you speak to our team today, we will be able to inform you on the specifics of how an R&D claim could work for your company.


Get in Touch

The best way to find out exactly how we would design an R&D claim to fit the needs of your business and industry is to get in touch with us today and speak to one of our friendly experts who can provide initial details and arrange a more detailed consultation with you.

To contact us today, call us on 01204 41 42 43, or alternatively, fill out the short enquiry form over on our Contact page.

Case Studies

We appreciate that many companies looking into an R&D tax claim will want to assess our expertise.

With this in mind, here are some examples of R&D claim services we have provided to other companies.

Eventura Limited

Total R&D Tax Saving: £10k per year

Bow Tie Construction

Total R&D Tax Saving: £12k per year

Engineering Client

Total R&D Tax Saving: £40k per year

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