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Staff spotlight: An interview with GovGrant’s first apprentice

Posted on Wednesday 17 July 2019 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

Back in March, we began the search for our first apprentice to join the GovGrant team. Fast forward to June and Kati Plowman-sale had started her first day here in our St Albans office, taking on the role of Apprentice Finance Administrator. Kati is in the process of completing a Finance apprenticeship with North Hertfordshire College. We sat down with Kati to find out what she thought of the application process, her experience so far in the role and her future goals.

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GovGrant targets agritech and vertical farming to support innovation in food production

Posted on Thursday 13 June 2019 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

GovGrant, the innovation tax specialist that helps businesses secure tax breaks for their R&D and intellectual property, has targeted ‘vertical farming’ for future business development. GovGrant CEO Luke Hamm said that vertical farming provides ethical solutions to the problems of mass population, as well as practical opportunities to commercialise food production by adopting new practices in an industry that hasn’t much changed for thousands of years.

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GovGrant appoints Bartholdi to spearhead sales and marketing

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2019 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

GovGrant, the innovation tax credits specialist, has appointed Dominic Bartholdi as head of sales. GovGrant, [which is based in St Albans] helps businesses take advantage of government tax credits for innovation, R&D and intellectual property such as patents. The proceeds are then ploughed back into the businesses to generate more investment in innovation. Luke Hamm said Dominic’s arrival comes on the back of a record quarterly trading performance with turnover increasing by over 30% at the end of last year.

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Red Nose Day 2019 – GovGrant steps up

Posted on Monday 25 March 2019 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

When Red Nose Day comes around you can rely on the enthusiastic team at GovGrant to get involved – lunchtime board games, eating cake and raising money for this great cause. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day when people across the land can get together to do something fun and raise money to support vulnerable people in the UK and internationally.

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The results are in; Staff survey shows GovGrant employee engagement is on the right track

Posted on Friday 7 September 2018 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

GovGrant’s annual staff survey has been collated and from the 10 questions posed to the staff, there were some encouraging responses.

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It all adds up for new finance chief

Posted on Monday 11 June 2018 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

Business innovation funding and tax relief specialist GovGrant has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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New boss at innovation specialist GovGrant

Posted on Thursday 26 April 2018 by Ruth Hayes | Human Resources Manager

The company responsible for securing millions of pounds in Research and Development (R&D) tax credits for small or medium sized businesses (SMEs) has appointed a new chief executive officer.

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