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R&D Tax Refunds in Manufacturing & Engineering 

Innovations in manufacturing and engineering come in many guises, from projects tackling improvements in operational efficiencies to those focused on enhanced yields.

Tax Relief for Innovation in Manufacturing & Engineering

Innovations in manufacturing and engineering come in many guises, from projects tackling improvements in operational efficiencies to those focused on enhanced yields.

These sectors are ones in which driving improvement is fundamental to profitability and where a culture of lean manufacturing can often prevail.  They are also brimming with new product development, often driven by consumer trends and the need for manufacturers to stay abreast of consumer opinion on issues such as plastics, climate change and veganism.

Robust processes and practices are often driven by innovation and change culture and an R&D tax reclaim frequently emanates from new ways of doing things in the engineering plant or on a factory’s production line.

Growthviser’s R&D adviser for manufacturing and engineering is John Whittaker.  John has earned his stripes as a Factory Manager and Senior Change Manager for household names such as Kraft Heinz, H J Heinz, Boots PLC and GSK, driving improvement and establishing robust processes and practices.  His role has often focused on product quality and integrity, as well as overall operational efficiencies.  His expertise is such that he was chosen to lead a California-based investigation into excessive quality costs, on behalf of Kraft Heinz.

John has an eye for where and how innovation has taken place within any  manufacturing or engineering factory or plant, coupled with an ability to spot processes and actions that a client themselves can overlook in an R&D tax reclaim.  John has a background in Mechanical Engineering with a degree in management study, plus experience in a variety of relevant areas, such as: HACCP; legionella, allergen and microbiological risk control; project, production and mechanical engineering and dairy science and technology. His experience gives Growthviser huge advantages as an R&D tax reclaim specialist for manufacturing and engineering businesses.

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Innovations in manufacturing and engineering come in many guises, from projects tackling improvements in operational efficiencies to those focused on enhanced yields.

Our Clients

Handmark Engineering

Barrow-in-Furness-based Handmark Engineering – which designs, tests, manufactures and installs unique and substantial fabrications and specialised, high-tolerance machine parts forthe marine, nuclear, offshore and paper-making sectors – submitted its very first R&D claim with Growthviser’s professional assistance. The successful reclaim brought costs spent on innovation and improvement-focused methodologies, during the financial year to January 31, 2019, back into the business for reinvestment. With a successful R&D reclaim secured, managing director Gary Mellen is delighted to have extra and unexpected capital within his 40-year-old,award-winning, quality-focused fabrication firm, further enabling Handmark Engineering to maintain its reputation for consistently high levels of performance and customer commitment. The company will continue to work with Growthviser on a long-term basis, ensuring R&D and grant-funding remain part of its business strategies going forwards.

Testimonial

Handmark Engineering are delighted to have secured extra and unexpected capital enabling us to re-invest into innovative manufacturing equipment and processes.
Growthviser worked diligently and efficiently making the claims process smooth and effortless. We will now be working with Growthviser on a long-term basis, benefiting from their insight and ability to maximise R&D reclaim potential using their extensive knowledge of grant funding and other growth catalysts.

Gary Mellen
Managing Director, Handmark Engineering

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