R&D Tax Credits Masterclass: Unlock a valuable cash injection for your business

Is your business missing out on government funding? This free webinar will explain R&D tax credits, what costs you can claim & how to claim

About this Event

Sourcing funding to drive innovation, expansion and growth, or finance the next stage in your business development can be time consuming, frustrating and expensive and is even more challenging during the current pandemic.

With an average annual SME scheme claim pay-out of £54,000, the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit scheme can deliver a significant, sustained cash injection for your business just one month from claim submission. This live advice webinar explains how the scheme works, covers the breadth and depth of qualifying development activities and claimable costs and how to make a successful claim while maximising your claim benefit.

Why attend this webinar?

While we are all on the front lines rethinking where and how our organisations respond to the pandemic, one thing is certain, most businesses will be grappling with how to build and secure liquidity (cash) to enable business continuity, recovery and ultimately growth.

During the last “double dip” recession R&D tax credits provided a lifeline for thousands of businesses, yet, a majority of eligible businesses are still missing out on their entitlement to thousands of pounds of government funding each year due to limited R&D scheme awareness or wrongly believing their development activities do not qualify.

What is covered in the webinar?

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Identify scheme qualifying projects in your everyday business activities
  • Understand the breadth of activities & expenditures that can be claimed back
  • Know what is required by HMRC to prepare a successful R&D tax credit claim
  • Maximise your R&D cash entitlement from the government
  • Learn how R&D tax credits can enhance your business profile to investors, lower external debt, equity & grant funding needs, deliver business & competitive advantage & augment company valuation at exit.

Who is this webinar aimed at?

Managing Directors, Financial Directors, Technical and Senior managers of Berkshire-based businesses, particularly those operating in the scientific and technical, manufacturing and engineering or information and communication sectors as well as companies from any industry sector that carry out product, materials, process, systems and software development or research activities, for themselves or clients.

About our webinar expert:

Annie Hunter
Annie has 35 years’ experience in both multinational blue-chip & SME businesses in International, VP and MD roles along with hands on expertise in business start-up, acquisition, exit & turnaround. She is a regular funding pitch panel judge, has sat on the boards of industry bodies and held a number of public, NGO & voluntary appointments.

A sought-after speaker, Annie combines her client work as a brand & business growth strategist with delivering actionable advice business seminars for InnovateUK/KTN, Chambers of Commerce, Trade & industry Associations, Innovation Hubs & Science Parks, Financial Institutions & at Business Funding events around the country.

“An engaging & extremely knowledgeable speaker … relevant, to the point & easy to understand …talks are well paced and delivered with passion!” Business Funding Club Event Delegate

About the event organiser:

Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub
The Berkshire Growth Hub provides free and impartial advice and support services for businesses, social enterprises and charities based in Berkshire. For further information, visit

If you have any questions about this event or would like to find out how the Berkshire Growth Hub can support you, please email or call 01344 388005.

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