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Examples of our work

We advise companies of all different sizes, across all sectors. See what a sample of our clients have to say about using ForrestBrown to claim R&D tax credits. Find out how we add value to their businesses, what the process is like, and of course, what the financial value of the R&D tax credit really means to their operations.

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  • The benefits of R&D tax credits are crystal clear at Dartington
    • 10 January 2018
    • Manufacturing

    The benefits of R&D tax credits are crystal clear at Dartington

    Sometimes a change in personnel at a company prompts it to explore the R&D tax credit scheme. Find out how a new finance director at Dartington Crystal recognised that some of their cutting-edge work may qualify for R&D tax credits and hired ForrestBrown to handle the claim. The rewarding process has since changed their whole attitude and approach towards their innovation.
  • Win-win for electronics manufacturer Exception EMS
    • 18 November 2016
    • Manufacturing

    Win-win for electronics manufacturer Exception EMS

    ForrestBrown have more than 250 years of combined tax experience amongst our team – with talent coming from a variety of backgrounds. This case study explores how our team impressed senior management at Exception EMS – an innovative manufacturing company. In particular, how having a former tax inspector from the HMRC R&D Unit in our ranks gave them confidence that we would handle their claim correctly.
  • Innovation at heart of bright Future
    • 17 November 2016
    • Creative + digital & media

    Innovation at heart of bright Future

    Let’s take a look at how we helped a large company navigate the RDEC scheme. This case study demonstrates how we create valued relationships with large firms through our technical fire power, proactive and personable senior staff and continuity of team. For a firm employing hundreds of people and with established dealings with big four accountants, ForrestBrown is the preferred choice for handling their R&D tax credit claims.
  • A ForrestBrown record-keeping project in action
    • 14 March 2018
    • Technology

    A ForrestBrown record-keeping project in action

    Good record-keeping can dramatically improve an R&D tax credit claim. Discover how ForrestBrown helped this large IT solutions and services company by carrying out a comprehensive record-keeping project to help them apply best practices. As well as acquainting senior management with HMRC guidelines we worked closely with heads of department. This helped to identify R&D projects and adapt existing processes to better record information. For Hardware, they expect to see the benefits for years to come.
  • All digital companies should research R&D tax credits – the results are phenomenal
    • 02 November 2016
    • Creative + digital & media

    All digital companies should research R&D tax credits – the results are phenomenal

    The positive effects of an R&D tax credit claim can be far reaching. This case study documents a prestigious digital agency’s discovery that projects they undertake for their clients do qualify for R&D tax credits, and how ForrestBrown helped them claim retrospectively. It goes on to showcase how the money received through the tax incentive has helped them recruit and retain high quality developers by further investing in their own research and development.
  • R&D tax credits nurture green shoots at NEWSUBSTANCE
    • 22 November 2016
    • Engineering

    R&D tax credits nurture green shoots at NEWSUBSTANCE

    Have you ever been told by an accountant that what you do does not count as R&D? Read about our work with this small experiential design studio (who once built the World’s largest ever disco ball!) to find out why it is always worth double-checking with a specialist. Our chartered tax team can advise you on whether you can use R&D tax credits to boost your business’s finances, and create a robust methodology so you can be confident in which of your activities and expenditure qualifies.
  • R&D tax credits give UK companies wings to fly higher
    • 18 November 2016
    • Transportation

    R&D tax credits give UK companies wings to fly higher

    P&M Aviation is the acknowledged global leader in flexwing aviation. They design, develop and produce the most advanced flexwing aircraft you'll find anywhere in the world. Everyone on the research and development team is a microlight pilot who can draw on many years of experience to refine and improve aircraft - not only on the drawing board, but also through their skill and knowledge in the air. This cutting edge work has helped them win international competitions as well as prestigious design awards.
  • Not too late to be rewarded for last year’s innovation
    • 21 April 2017
    • Creative + digital & media

    Not too late to be rewarded for last year’s innovation

    New to R&D tax credits? Before Rufus Leonard’s first claim, R&D tax credits were a mystery to them and they weren’t sure what they were worth. This award-winning brand experience agency had been innovating themselves, and also for clients. They were surprised by the size of their credit – and here they explain the impact it has had on their business.
  • Thorough ForrestBrown methodology doubles R&D tax credit for SMD
    • 11 April 2017
    • Construction & property

    Thorough ForrestBrown methodology doubles R&D tax credit for SMD

    If you are tempted to opt for a big four firm to carry out your claim think again! This case study shows how we helped a manufacturing business more than double the claim that a big four firm had previously submitted. Find out how our package of experienced, senior staff, robust methodology and proactive approach makes it simple and rewarding to work with ForrestBrown.
  • Supporting a client through an HMRC enquiry
    • 17 November 2017
    • Creative + digital & media

    Supporting a client through an HMRC enquiry

    On rare occasions, HMRC will want to ask further questions about a research and development (R&D) tax credit claim. ForrestBrown clients have an enquiry rate of less than 2%, compared to an industry average of 7-9%. Receiving notification of an enquiry can be daunting, but when HMRC do raise one, we are there for our clients to support them towards the best outcome. Find out how our technical firepower and know-how helped a digital agency successfully defend an enquiry – saving them considerable time and stress along the way.