2018 Corporate Excellence Awards Supplement

10 CORPORATE VISION / Corporate Excellence Awards 2018 24 Issue 12 2018 , R&D Tax Solutions is a boutique tax consultancy, specialised in the formulation and completion of Research &Development (R&D) tax relief claims. The firms Tax Director, Laura Dugganwas recently selected in Corporate Vision’s 2018 Corporate Excellence Awards as theMost Influential Woman in Accounting and Tax 2018 – UK. On the back of this win, we profiled the firm to discover more about the award-winning services Laura and R&D Tax Solutions provide. Maximising Potential Established in 2014, R&D Tax Solutions was created with the vision to be the nation’s champion in this highly specialist field. In an attempt to reach out to various industries and provide a benefit to Limited Companies throughout the UK, the firm have invested for the future by: • Recruiting skills for the future. They recognise that as the business grows, the firm need to have the skills employed to manage and promote a quality service to their clients. • Launched live webinars to educate various industries on how R&D tax relief can benefit them. This approach has further enhanced the company’s status as being a knowledgeable company, which seeks to become the nation’s champion. • Rebranding and creating a new company website and on- line presence in keeping with the core aims of the company. • Setting the wheels in motion for expansion into creative industries tax relief and grant funding industry, furthering the company’s offering to the industry. • Designed the initial concept for an online client portal. R&D Tax Solutions aims to ex- tend the barriers of a traditional 9am – 5pm practice. As such, they realise that business takes place during both before and after hours, and these times are where business owners may be more willing to discuss ancillary tax reliefs. In the last 12 months, the firm’s key focuses have been on being able to provide a high-level service, to maximise R&D tax relief claims, to quantify claims at a convenient time for claimants, develop their client portal and invest in skills for the future. Looking ahead to what the future holds, the company seeks to employ people who are willing to learn and progress their careers within R&D tax, and who have a range of skills, from report writ- ing, client engagement and being capable of working in a team. R&D Tax Solutions statistics aim to grow for the 2019/2020 year in line with expansion plans in the online portal and other creative industries reliefs. 1809CV33

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