"R&D has allowed the firm to stay ahead of their competition and develop techniques that cater for ever-changing customer demands."
This business is a SME based in the north of England, largely owned and managed by the directors of the company. The firm started by selling prints online from the owners living room, where they provided printing services locally. Since this humble beginning, the company has expanded to a worldwide customer base with a state of the art website and unique product range. The business goes above and beyond what their customers expect with their experienced team having specialities in foil printing, wide format print and precision trimming.
To stay competitive, the firm continually invest in machinery to expand their product range so they can offer their customers the cutting edge of printing possibilities. Often prototypes are made and redesigned to meet the technical demands of printing materials. During the R&D process, the business develops technologically challenging solutions in product development and process methodology development whilst using new techniques in innovative ways and applications.
R&D has allowed the firm to stay ahead of their competition and develop techniques that cater for ever-changing customer demands. After an initial consultation with randd, the owners realised they had a solid case to claim money back from HMRC using the R&D incentive. Subsequently, the company worked with randd to file their R&D claim through a simple process. After randd visited the firm’s premises, the owners merely submitted their accounts to randd and completed the necessary paperwork, and the hard task of putting the claim together was left to randd. Since receiving their cash award, the business has used the money to expand their marketing capabilities and product range.