Stephen Dyson – Celebrating 10 years of helping businesses maximise R&D Tax Credit claims
This month marks a milestone working anniversary for one of our Directors, Stephen Dyson. It was 10 years ago in July 2007 when Stephen began his quest to increase awareness of R&D Tax Credits which were then a very much under-utilised means of tax relief.
Over the years Stephen has worked with thousands of businesses from start-up SMEs to well-known blue-chip companies such as Boots and Saint-Gobain. He has introduced many companies to the concept of R&D Tax Credits and uncovered eligibility to claim for many who had previously been advised by non-specialists that their activities did not qualify.
In 2016 Stephen joined with business partner, Ian Moss to set up R&D Funding Group – a niche business dedicated to helping more companies access and secure funding for innovation. With over 25 years’ combined experience in the industry, Stephen and Ian work with SMEs and large companies across the UK to ensure they receive their full entitlement of R&D Tax Credits and to increase their chances of success in securing valuable grant funding.
The company operates with a small team but its focus on R&D Tax Credits and Grant Funding is clear. Its Directors and employees all have an industry track record in this specialism which makes them best placed to advise and help businesses access and maximise R&D funding.
The company is on a mission to ensure UK businesses are getting the most out of the funding opportunities available to them but Stephen says they often come up against Directors and business owners who are happy with their current arrangements and don’t want to review the situation;
“A lot of companies prefer to handle claims in-house or leave it up to their Accountants because they believe it’s the most cost effective option. What they don’t realise is how much funding they are potentially missing out on in doing this. We routinely uncover tens, and often hundreds of thousands of pounds in unclaimed R&D Tax Credits because businesses are simply not claiming everything they are entitled to. Most companies we found in this situation had previously thought they were successfully claiming and were happy with the process they had in place. It’s often not until we uncover what they have been missing out on that they see the benefit of engaging the services of an expert. It’s always worth under-taking an annual review, even for those businesses who are sure they can’t claim anymore.”
Unlike many others in the industry, Stephen and Ian work solely in the business – they are specialists, not generalists. In engaging the services of R&D Funding Group clients are assured of a personal service from an industry expert.
R&D Funding Group helps businesses across the UK – Stephen is based in the North West and Ian in the Midlands, whilst the company has other specialists working across the country.
Don’t wait to review your situation – it costs nothing to find out
For a no-obligation review of your R&D Tax Credit claims or to find out more about grant funding opportunities,
contact Stephen Dyson today on 0161 464 6351, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.