Food manufacturing is one of the key areas in which Growthviser specialises, due to the in-depth knowledge of its team. This knowledge spans the whole of the food journey, from R&D conceptualisation or farm and field sowing and rearing, to final arrival on the shelf of retail outlets, supermarkets and specialist delicatessens.
This is a very in-depth and specialist service offered by our food expert Sylvia and engineering expert John, which has been created in response to the demand for the clients with whom they have been working on ‘growth journeys’.
The service provides food production and manufacturing companies with a technical consultancy that can be delivered in various areas of their business, whether that be quality control, food legislation, recipe formulation, new product development, manufacturing procedures and processes, or health and safety issues and legislation.
Channelling years of experience in this sector, Sylvia and John can add value to food production scenarios like these, helping businesses navigate post-Brexit and pre Agricultural Bill situations, ensuring they keep abreast of market trends and consumer preferences, whilst always safeguarding consumers and employees.
If you are a food manufacturer who would like to claim back up to 33 pence in the Pound on the money spent on putting your innovations into practice, please call Growthviser on 0844 549 9400 or use the form here.
Message from our Food Specialist
Food Recalls are the last thing any business wants to be involved with. Looking at the alerts so far this year businesses are still having problems with foreign bodies getting in their products; some are also not getting it right with regard to allergens, whether this be mislabelling or inadvertent contamination, and there are also some recalls for microbiological contamination. Controlling risk is a must for any food business. For young, rapidly growing businesses there can be a lot going on, with not necessarily many employees (if any!), and potentially no one trained in assessing risk. These businesses can be the at the most risk of something going wrong. Here at Growthviser, not only do we help you get your R & D tax credit so you can continue to invest in your business; we can also offer help in assessing your risk. HACCP trained with a wealth of practical experience we can advise on safe working practises to minimise your risks from both an engineering and quality perspective. If you think your business could benefit please get in touch.
Kendal Nutricare’s name has been intrinsically linked to innovation since it started to produce infant and toddler milk, to a traditional recipe full of nutrients and goodness and sourced from Red Tractor accredited farms, from its home of family nutrition in Kendal, the Lake District, in 2016.
Rather than adopting recipes similar to those of major global brands, Kendal Nutricare used R&D to devise a brand named ‘Kendamil’, benefiting from a recipe full of the goodness of locally sourced milk. Further R&D enabled it to develop its infant formula recipes creating a fish oil free formula which sources its Omega 3 from plant based DHA, creating Britain’s only vegetarian formula, approved by the Vegetarian Society.
Ross McMahon, CEO of Kendal Nutricare, says: “Growthviser has been working with Kendal Nutricare and handling our R&D claims since 2016. This has been a great success and has enabled our business to invest more money in research and development, to continually raise the bar in each market segment we trade within.
“Throughout our working relationship,Darina has always been very professional, ethical and hardworking, so it was no surprise to find that her due diligence with our R&D tax claims has resulted in positive outcomes for our business.”
Darina Ward says: “Kendal Nutricare is a dynamic company and its R&D claims submissions are not necessarily easy to write. However, Growthviser has demonstrated its skill in this area by harnessing all information, distilling it to establish the key elements that HMRC needs to review, and seeing the claim through to completion. It proves we can not only successfully represent national, regional or local firms, supporting them through the R&D claims process, but also handle the claims of businesses trading globally.”
To talk to Growthviser about a possible R&D tax reclaim, businesses should call 0844 549 9400.
We had no idea that we could be eligible for the R&D tax reclaim scheme or even that such a scheme existed. Meeting Growthviser was a real bonus for us, as we were unaware that innovation could be rewarded in this way, through the legitimate tax system and not a loophole.
“Darina worked diligently and professionally to prepare our claim in the language that HMRC understands, bringing her past experience to bear on it. We are sure there are many other Cumbrian businesses that could benefit from her skills in analysing a situation and preparing a claim, if clear innovations have been introduced to the market.
Lake District Farmers Managing Director
Growthviser has been working with Kendal Nutricare and handling our R&D claims since 2016. This has been a great success and has enabled our business to invest more money in research and development, to continually raise the bar in each market segment we trade within.
“Throughout our working relationship, Darina has always been very professional, ethical and hardworking, so it was no surprise to find that her due diligence with our R&D tax claims has resulted in positive outcomes for our business.
CEO of Kendal Nutricare
Innovations in manufacturing and engineering come in many guises, from projects tackling improvements in operational efficiencies to those focused on enhanced yields.
Accountants, wishing to provide clients with added value, without having to tackle R&D tax reclaims themselves, can partner with Growthviser, knowing the tax consultancy will take good care of the clients they refer.