23rd October 2018: R&D Tax Credits and Intellectual Property Event

Free event open to SMEs based in and trading in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Find out how you can claim R&D tax relief on Research and Development Projects, and how to protect your ideas, products and knowledge.

8:30am: Registration & Coffee

9:00am: Introduction to CREST funding support

9:05am: Mark Evans, R&D Tax Claims

Mark first became involved in R&D tax relief in 2009. He worked as a Chartered Accountant, operating a successful accountancy practice in the West Midlands. As a result he recognised that many companies involved in R&D were unaware of the corporation tax they could reclaim through the HMRC scheme.

Mark set up R&D Tax Claims in 2012 to provide a service dedicated to the manufacturing and engineering sector. Consequently, he and a team of experts have been instrumental in securing over £30 million of R&D tax relief. Mark has an excellent working relationship with HMRC. Moreover, he is an expert at using R&D cost enhancements to generate maximum tax savings for clients.

9:30am: Mark Thompson, AceOn

Mark will summarise his experience of the claims process, which resulted in AceOn claiming over £60K in R&D tax relief. AceOn, based in Telford, are specialists in battery technology, battery solar technology, portable power and off grid solutions.

9:40am: Q&A

10:00am: Intellectual Property Office

Overview of intellectual property

11:00am: Kate Hickinson & Joanne Goodchild, Appleyard Lees

European patent and trade mark attorneys. Specialists in patents, trademarks, design and copyright, IP strategy, IP disputes and IP legal support.

12:00pm: Robert Kroeze, Patentcheck

As a patent validity expert, Robert provides IP professionals and companies with ammunition for litigation. Therefore, he will present patent and design case studies which involve defending, protecting and/or attacking

12:15pm: Q&A

12:30pm: 1:1 with speakers, lunch & networking

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