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£346k Awarded to 7 Companies

Author: Gareth Smyth
  1. Cheshire and London based digital solution agency receives £5k

Founded in 2008, the company is a leading innovator within the automotive sales industry, enabling more seamless customer interaction, increased brand awareness and uplift in revenues through implementing innovative customer strategy and tools. The company is a leading full-service digital solution agency specialising in digital media strategies and providing proprietary tools for focused Business to Consumer industries.

  1. Hertfordshire based medical company awarded £6k

The company was founded by a team of physiotherapists, sports therapists, coaches and elite athletes. The company was established to overcome the lack of tools available to deliver exercise programs, manage the clinics and document care. It allows fitness and medical professionals to send structured exercise programmes and educational material to their clients. Users can handpick exercises from an ever-growing library of over 5,000 exercises. The parameters can then be tailored and sent directly to clients at the touch of a button. Allowing a seamless workflow between devices, it can be used on desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

  1. Hatfield based business services company receives £19k from HMRC

Founded in 2006, the company was established to address a gap in the corporate market for high impact business and commercial acumen training. They have since grown into a successful performance focused organisation providing business games, business simulations, commercial awareness programmes and business consulting services for corporate clients across 82 countries. Their simulation facilitators and business coaches each have a minimum of 10 years business experience and have personally managed and led successful teams, departments, and businesses. Each brings their own unique skill set coupled with a strong understanding of business and the ability to drive great business results through people and processes. Most of their projects involve tailoring and approach and content to suit the specific requirements of clients.

  1. Gloucestershire based marketing company awarded £10k in R&D tax credits

Incorporated in March 2003, the company specialises in the development of high strength-to-weight ratio panelling applications for a broad range of industries including automotive, marine, housing and retail. The company’s expertise lies in its in-depth and long-standing knowledge of composite technology and the composites industry. The company is a firm of application engineers who provide design and make consulting services for companies who require lightweight, yet robust, panelling solutions. Whilst the primary goal is weight reduction, all solutions need to be corrosion resistant, durable, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective.

  1. Leicestershire manufacturing firm receives £71k

The company was founded in 1972 and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing investment cast components for both industrial and retail applications. This has led to an extensive and diverse customer base in the UK and worldwide which includes several high profile and prestigious brands. Around 40% of the output is exported, especially to Germany and the rest of Europe but also including sales to the USA and the Dominican Republic. In response to more demanding quality requirements and the enhanced automotive standard, the company’s quality system has been based on Microsoft Visio software. Data is stored in the Cloud and operators and supervisors can drill down for details required for each component or process. The company ensures that their strong company values are thoroughly applied to every project, helping them to drive forward innovation, quality, and excellence.

  1. Nottinghamshire based fabricator receives £160k taking total claims to £1.6m

Originally established in 1973, the company is a market leader in the design, build and installation of bridges and gantries. The Company’s designers, fabricators and installers have expertise in structural and general steelwork; thus, the company’s capabilities include an impressive repertoire of steelwork fabrications including portal building extension, fan assemblies, station steelwork and airport link bridges. With 113 employees plus agency workers, the company has an annual turnover of £17m. It continues to actively recruit apprentices and train them to the highest standards. As part of their training, apprentices are involved in all departments and R&D to expand their knowledge and eventually their contribution to the company’s achievements. The company’s current policy is to use fewer agency workers by employing and training new employees where a need is identified.

  1. Wirral based manufacturing company awarded £71k taking total claims to £279k

Incorporated in 1988, the company concentrates on two areas of packaging; pharmaceutical, predominantly blister packs at its Birkenhead location and carton manufacture at its Deeside branch. With a long history of providing flexible, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to challenging briefs, the company has established itself as a valuable partner to ethical, generic and medical device brand owners with many products produced being marketed under the company’s own label. The company can take a client’s product from concept all the way through to the assembled and packed item and present it ready for market in the shortest possible lead-time, whilst still maintaining total control and product integrity throughout, a complete one-stop-shop facility for all design, print and packaging requirements.


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