On the 1st & 2nd November 2017, randd uk are exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. The event will be taking place in halls 2, 3 & 3a and opening times are 9-5pm (day 1) and 9-4pm (day 2). We’re on stand number O36 (hall 3) and you can find our official exhibitor page here.

About the Advanced Engineering Show 2017

The Advanced Engineering Show brings together the entire supply chain of the UK’s advanced engineering industry with R&D, as well as design, test, production and procurement. The show is ideal for networking with peers and exhibitors as well as discovering new product services and solutions. Many exciting elements are packed into the Advanced Engineering Show such as: innovative features where visitors can see, touch and experience some of the world’s leading engineering projects; a conference programme with six forums and over 200 sessions that are FREE to attend by all registered visitors; access to 600 supply chain exhibitors under one roof; and an awards dinner on day 1 hosted by Composites UK.

In previous years, the show has been well received with 97% of visitors expressing that they were “satisfied to extremely satisfied” with the event. Other figures recorded from the Advanced Engineering shows highlighted that:

  • 89% of visitors felt that advanced engineering is important to their business
  • 78% were involved in the decision making process
  • 88% met their objectives in visiting each event

Championing innovation, the show has a dedicated section called the ‘Enabling Innovation Showcase’ sponsored by Magna and supported by Innovate UK. This zone is located in F5 on the show floor and showcases “the next generation of exciting new technologies, providing start-ups and researchers with a unique opportunity to promote their innovations in front of potential investors and customers.”

“[The Advanced Engineering Show] are proud to host the most amazing, diverse collection of UK and international technologies, covering multiple industry sectors and Engineering disciplines. They range from early stage research at world-class universities to university spin-outs and other private start-ups.” Advanced Engineering Show, 2017

Some of the advanced technologies demonstrated in the showcase include: Fuel cells / Marine drives / Paperless maintenance / Advanced composites / Mixed reality / Automation software / Control systems / Microfiltration / Engine technology / Novel materials & coatings / Manufacturing processes / IoT applications & connectivity technologies / UAV technology / Autonomous vehicles / Robotics / Solid state cooling technology / Touch sensitive interfaces / Electric vehicle charging technologies and more!

randd uk’s 1st time at the show

It’s randd uk’s first time exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering show and we have a lot to share! Research and development is essential in the engineering industry and R&D tax credits are a hot topic for engineering & manufacturing businesses who want to make their investments go further. Many UK businesses are missing out on entitled rewards due to confusion around eligible activities. To try and clear things up, here are a few examples of engineering activities that are eligible under the scheme:

  • Creating or developing new products or processes
  • Adapting to changes in legislation or industry requirements
  • Developing a new & innovative approach to engineering systems
  • Bespoke engineering solutions
  • Manufacturing prototypes, pilot runs & testing
  • Developing or creating new composite materials

If any of these or similar apply to you, your business could be in line for a Reality Cheque potentially worth thousands of pounds. Still unsure if you qualify? Come and have a chat with us (stand O36) in person at the show.

Nathan Bailey, Managing Director for Advanced Innovation Engineering (AIE):

“I had heard of R&D tax credits, but was told by many accountants that AIE would not qualify for them. I spoke to randd uk who proved the accountants wrong. The process took very little of my time, due to the guidance provided, and I had the cash sum in the bank within a month.”

Shaun Rowley, Managing Director from ANT Industries:

“I would like to thank the randd uk team for assisting ANT with our R&D tax claim. This is an excellent result and will help secure the future of business in the highly skilled aerospace sector, where R&D is paramount to our success.”

You can see what more clients had to say about the claiming from the R&D tax scheme with randd uk on our website.

What’s on the randd stand?

Claim your mini reward straightaway on stand O36 where randd uk is giving away a medley of freebies including chocolate coins, jelly beans, pens and more!

Unsure where to find us? Look out for a billboard with the randd logo and an upside down racing car. Sounds strange to you? No, we’re not bonkers.

Scientists have calculated that at speeds upwards of 150 MPH, an F1 car creates enough downforce to be driven upside down on the ceiling of a tunnel. An unbelievable story, but it does happen – just like R&D tax credits – an unbelievable scheme, but UK businesses do make successful claims.

Can’t make it to the Advanced Engineering show?

Don’t worry if you’re busy on the 1st & 2nd of November, because we’re exhibiting again the week after! Come and see us on stand H9 at the Food & Drink NPD Innovation summit at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 7th November. Food and drink might not interest you but our R&D Consultant, Phil Tooley, is presenting on the main stage (Quality & Safety NPD & Innovation). Although tailored to the food & drink sector, the talk about ‘Rewarding Innovation with R&D Tax Credits’ can apply to any UK industry. Our friendly team will be on stand H9 to discuss how your company can make the maximum successful claim.

randd uk are looking forward to the Advanced Engineering Show 2017 and meeting both new & familiar faces across both days. If you can’t wait until the 1st & 2nd November to speak to us, call our Derby head office on 01332 477 070 or message us on the website contact page.