THE Scottish team at leading research and development (R&D) tax credit specialist Access2Funding is celebrating a crucial milestone after securing £2m in R&D tax relief in 2021.
The Scottish contingent of UK-wide business, Access2Funding, was launched in March 2020 and the ever-growing team has so far processed over £4.5m in claims for eligible businesses, a figure that continues to rise rapidly.
The 12-strong team also recently welcomed two new starters. Tax specialist Karen McCann joined the business in March this year, bringing over 15 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge that will further secure Access2Funding’s specialist expertise in all aspects of tax relief for businesses.
Ruth Howard also joined as an R&D writer after graduating from the University of Stirling in 2019 and 2020 with a degree in English Studies and Master of Letters in Creative Writing.
At the helm of the team is regional sales manager for Scotland, Suzy Carter, alongside R&D manager Taylor Franchetti, who provided just over £900k in tax relief for Scottish companies in January this year alone.
Suzy said: “To have reached the £2m mark on claims this year, less than four months in, is staggering! I’m not surprised by this though; the team here in Scotland are top of their game and have a real passion for helping businesses.
“We work across all four corners of the country and demand for our services is high, particularly during the difficult times we’ve recently experienced. Now more than ever we believe that we need to help our businesses to thrive and get our economy back up and running again.”
Access2Funding has assisted a range of businesses with claims over the past year, including construction, manufacturing, food production, hospitality, plumbing, joinery, electrical engineering, breweries, architectural design, printing, and signage; to name just a few. However, construction claims alone processed this year by the team in Scotland came to a value of almost £1.5m.
For more information, register for Access2Funding’s webinar for Scotland on 1 April, where the team will be answering questions on all things R&D and hidden finance for businesses.