On the 3rd & 4th October 2017, randd uk are exhibiting at the SME 2017 expo at the NEC, Birmingham. We’re on stand E8 opposite the Finance theatre where Phil Tooley, randd R&D Consultant, will be presenting on day 2 (4th Oct) at 10am. You can download the show brochure here.

The SME 2017 expo is a fantastic opportunity for senior decision makers and relevant colleagues of small businesses to grow their company. The NEC is a great venue to host a variety of exhibitors and seminar rooms that can help develop SMEs in finance, funding, business IT, marketing, outsourcing and more. This is a massive networking opportunity, particularly in the Midlands, to meet with customers, suppliers, partners and network with 7,500 key decision makers. SMEs from any industry who want to grow their business should make the most of this invaluable, FREE expo. The SME 2017’s key headline partner is Google Digital Garage, a Google initiative focused on offering digital skills training to people looking to grow their business, career and confidence online. Throughout the show, the Google team are providing free face-to-face training courses in digital skills to tell your story online, reach new customers digitally, improve social media for business, understand Google Analytics and tighten online security for businesses. Other partners and supporters include Samsung, Experian, CIM, Companies House, Birmingham Post, Birmingham City Council, Business Innovation Programme and more!

“randd uk are proud to exhibit and present at SME 2017! We’re eager to meet business owners and assist in their growth plans through rewarding innovations with R&D tax credits. The show has been fantastically organised and the team are extremely friendly and helpful.” Phil Tooley, R&D Consultant.

randd uk are exhibiting to develop SMEs with R&D tax credits, a scheme introduced in the year 2000 to enable UK businesses in any industry and any size to reclaim tax credits for qualifying research and development activities. Designed to reward innovation, R&D tax credits allow companies to push boundaries and develop new products and processes with reduced financial worries. Working with randd uk is risk free as there are NO up-front costs, expenses of any kind or accountancy / administration fees. Once we’ve submitted a claim, it typically takes about six weeks for HMRC to pay the approved cash award and in the highly unlikely event of an unsuccessful claim (it’s worth re-mentioning our 100% success rate, a proud track record that we intend to keep) the client wouldn’t be charged a penny.

Jamie Bristoll from Process Heating Services ltd said that claiming R&D tax credits “was such a simple process with randd uk… Sure, they take a small cut, but that leaves you with a big cut, of your own money, reclaimed from the taxman, which makes it taste all the sweeter. I am busy recommending their services to friends, customers, suppliers, basically, anyone who will listen.”

Karl Evans, Managing Director for DMS Nuclear said that “the service provided by randd uk exceeded our expectations. From the front end meetings to the backroom support in putting together our claim they were most professional. It was the easiest money we’ve ever made!”

Phil Tooley will be explaining how to grow your business with R&D tax credits and how randd uk are rewarding SMEs for innovation. Important information such as defining R&D tax credits, qualifying activities and the process of applying will be shared by Phil in the Finance theatre, along with case studies and handy hints & tips. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions after the presentation and don’t forget that our stand (E8) is right outside the seminar room!

An experienced R&D Consultant for randd uk, Phil’s diverse range of skills from corporate management to journalism are ideally suited to the tasks of identifying R&D activity within manufacturing businesses as well as recording such findings skilfully into the written word. Phil has been a General and Commercial Manager with over 30 year’s senior experience within large multinational and small & medium enterprises. He has also worked in football, journalism, both written and spoken, and the third sector, including education. He is also a non-Executive Director of a social housing organisation and a former Director of Chesterfield Football Club. Phil’s charismatic presenting style makes this presentation an easy viewing experience as well as informative.

With only a couple of weeks to go, randd uk are busy preparing for the SME 2017. Our dedicated team at One System have created an impressive stand for us to be easily found in the exhibition hall… keep an eye out for the chicken! One System will be installing the 3x3m E8 stand on build-up day and we can’t wait to see the end result. Across the two show days, randd uk will be handing out goodie bags as a reward just for having a chat, so make sure you claim YOURS! Our new award for ‘Best in R&D Tax Credits 2017’ will be taking pride of place on the exhibition stand. Hosted by Acquisition International magazine, our third award comes from the International Finance Awards 2017.

If you are unable to attend the SME 2017 but still want to have a chat with us in person, randd uk are exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering show at the NEC, Birmingham on the 1st & 2nd November 2017, stand no. O36. Phil Tooley is also presenting at the Food & Drink NPD Innovation summit on the 7th of November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena – further details TBC. Can’t wait that long to have a chat? Call our head office on 01332 477 070 or email info@randduk.com and a member of our experienced, friendly team will be happy to help. Sign up to our NEW randd uk newsletter for more information about upcoming events like the SME 2017, company news and regular promotions.

Follow the link to register for SME 2017 for FREE access to seminars and relevant exhibitors, essential for growing your business. For directions to the NEC and other information regarding this show, visit the SME 2017 website. If you have any press enquiries for randd uk, please contact Sam Warburton at sam@randduk.com or call the head office.