We feel privileged to have been able to help talented innovative UK businesses access the benefits of R&D tax relief.
People have always been at the heart of our business, and in the last ten years, we have always put our customers first and aspired to exceed their expectations
Read below to find out 10 ways when, in our client’s own words, our skills and knowledge have helped achieve maximum results and make a real difference for their business.
‘I was hesitant at first as to how much time it was all going to take for Jumpstart to properly understand what we do. But this didn’t have to be a cause for concern as the first claim took a couple of weeks and by the next one, only 3 days! The input required at our end didn’t distract from everyday business and didn’t soak up much of the team’s resource, which was really noticeable.' Stephen Hunter, Co-Founder Director, Radiator (UK) Ltd
‘We had claimed R&D tax credits in the past, so we knew we could prepare the claims ourselves. However, we decided to hire Jumpstart because we just didn’t have the time to sift through the paperwork and put the numbers together.’ Stephen Cumming, Group Finance Director, TPL Labels Limited
Minimising Opportunity costs
‘This was the first time we have claimed R&D tax credits and the process was surprisingly painless, with Jumpstart’s help. The fact that I was able to quickly pass on my thoughts and then let Jumpstart do the rest while I got on with business, was a huge help.' Nathan Gore, Founder, Gore Vega Limited
Identifying more eligible activity
‘It was a worthwhile exercise. Jumpstart was able to tease out more eligibility from expenditure on our projects, optimising the value of the claim.' Paul Hebden, Financial Director, Wakefield Acoustics Limited
Identifying more eligible spend
‘Their questions enabled us to identify numerous activities undertaken which did meet HMRC’s eligibility criteria and which we would not have included otherwise. Where we were unsure about what elements we could include, Jumpstart’s input and guidance was invaluable. Thanks to Jumpstart we have made considerable savings over the past few years by being able to offset any allowances against our tax liability.' Sharon Kovacs, Director, Leven Consultants Limited
‘They added huge value by identifying additional eligibility and advising our management team that what we though wouldn’t be classed as R&D was in fact eligible!' Stephen Cumming, Group Finance Director, TPL Labels Limited
‘We contacted Jumpstart to help us address the various questions HMRC was asking about a claim we’d submitted ourselves. Jumpstart helped rescue us from a bad situation, it was money well spent! I would recommend Jumpstart to first time claimers. They will support them and help them understand and navigate the difficulties of R&D tax relief claims, and of course ensure a successful, compliant submission.’ Mike Allan, Director of Operations, LendingCrowd
Making claims more robust
‘Jumpstart provided us with a robust, properly assessed report which gave us the confidence that HMRC wouldn’t question the figures.’ Gary Eastwood, Managing Director, Pennine Weavers Limited
Liaising with HMRC
'The most attractive feature was the fact they deal directly with HMRC on your behalf - submitting your claim once complete, following up on awarding the benefit and also the confidence of having them defend you should any queries arise.' Nigel Ramsey, Financial Controller, Moorhouse’s Brewery
If you have eligibility, no one is better equipped to find it for you.
‘I don’t know an accountant who can visit our plants and identify such R&D detail. With the technical expertise of Jumpstart, we saw a massive increase in the money returned for the R&D we had invested in and, now that we have seen what HMRC considers eligible expenditure, I hope our future claims with Jumpstart will be every bit as strong.’ James S Milne CBE DL Hon DBA DHC, Chairman and Managing Director, Balmoral Group Holdings Limited
‘Immediately they impressed us with their team of technical experts who understood quickly and easily what we were eligible to claim for. Employing experts who understand the complexity of technical uncertainty and can tell us from the early stages, saved a lot of time and prevented us going down blind alleys.' Gary Eastwood, Managing Director, Pennine Weavers Limited
‘Doing an R&D tax relief claim perhaps sound like a bit of a climb up Mount Everest but Jumpstart made it very easy and dare I say enjoyable! Their whole approach at a scientific level meant that HMRC received a technical report that contained all the salient points; it’s a winning combination of legislative understanding and technical know-how.’ Dr Jo Oliver, Avanticell Science Limited
We do more for our clients, from start to finish.
‘We selected Jumpstart from a shortlist based on their focus on R&D work, their process and their reputation. They are very experienced, professional and unlike many service providers did not require us to do all the work!' Arthur Vonchek, Executive Chairman, Locus Software Ltd
Robust well-proven processes
‘We cannot fault the documents provided to compile our claim - the Cost Capture spreadsheet was collated with information from our accounting system so the traceability was there and we were totally in control. The Technical Report they wrote was very impressive and instantly gave me the confidence that it would stand up to scrutiny in front of a tax inspector.’ Martin Davies, Director, MD Controls Limited
‘Their processes ensured a smooth, timely delivery on the project, with no back and forth thanks to a solid initial prep. The team were very helpful with compiling the financial information, and as long as they had the base data, they dealt with the rest and didn’t take too much time out of our employees’ daily tasks.’ Andrew Murphy, Director, Troy Foods Limited
Re-invest in your business
‘The tax benefit has since allowed us to reinvest the money, buy new machinery and hire 2 new people. What a great result!' Rod Wah, Managing Director, Beverston Engineering Limited
Be more competitive
‘Before talking to Jumpstart we didn’t realise we could claim tax relief on failed R&D projects. This is encouraging us to execute even more innovative ideas, knowing that we can make a claim.' Mark Combes, Managing Director, The Severn Partnership Limited
Expand your client base
‘The tax credits we received have already helped to support further development of our content management system and extended our offer for clients.' Phillip Lockwood-Holmes, Head of Digital, Whitespace (Scotland) Limted