Staff spotlight: An interview with GovGrant’s first apprentice

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.
 

> Read more


GovGrant appoints Bartholdi to spearhead sales and marketing

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.  

> Read more


Red Nose Day 2019 – GovGrant steps up

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.  

> Read more


GovGrant posts record quarterly trading and says no evidence of Brexit ‘meltdown in SME innovation’

  • Strong sales uplift following significant increase in claims volumes
  • Brexit having no impact on SME investment in innovation
  • CEO calls for regulation to remove cowboy claims farmers from the sector
  • Partnerships with accounting firms a key growth opportunity
  •  
> Read more


GovGrant signs up with Insurtech UK

Innovation tax specialist GovGrant is delighted to confirm today that it has been accepted as the research and development/intellectual property partner of Insurtech UK. GovGrant joins the 40+ insurtech startups and insurance-related businesses who have joined as associate members and partners since the Insurtech UK alliance – which plans to become a formal trade association in the next few months – informally launched in November 2018.  

> Read more


GovGrant joins influential All Party Group for Design and Innovation

GovGrant, the innovation tax incentive specialist, has joined the All Party Design and Innovation Group (APDIG), a parliamentary body made up of MPs and Peers that champions innovation inside and outside Parliament.
 

> Read more


GovGrant welcomes new government initiative to help small businesses

Luke Hamm, chief executive of innovation tax specialist GovGrant, has welcomed the government’s announcement that it is to introduce new laws to protect small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices.
 

> Read more


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

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

> Read more


GovGrant featured in The Business Magazine

Entrepreneurial businesses can capitalise on their innovations by taking advantage of government incentives. R&D tax relief adviser GovGrant’s chief executive officer Luke Hamm tells Tim Wickham why more UK companies should consider claiming the relief and protecting their intellectual property.  

> Read more


Interview with Luke Hamm, CEO GovGrant

Tell me about your background and how/why you became CEO at GovGrant?
 

> Read more


CEO featured in Insurance Times

The insurance industry is missing out on claiming back research and development (R&D) tax.   

> Read more


Shine a light on hidden innovation

Hidden innovation needs to be brought out from the shadows and into the spotlight.
 

> Read more


It all adds up for new finance chief

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

> Read more


New boss at innovation specialist GovGrant

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.
 

> Read more


R&D tax relief: what, when and how

If you have a company that does a lot of research and development, you will want to look into the R&D tax claims you can make. In some cases, you can get reimbursement for up to 33% of your development costs.
 

> Read more


Helping businesses access grant funding is a piece of cake for Richard

Richard Thompson has spent the largest part of his professional life offering help, support, and advice to small businesses.
 

> Read more


What are the steps in completing an R&D tax credit?

If you are a business owner or manager with a company presence in the UK, you may be eligible for research and development (R&D) tax credits. At GovGrant, our consultants focus on helping you to maximise your R&D tax credit claim no matter the size of your business or your principal products and services. We will help you to follow these simple steps to make sure that you are getting the most from your claim. 

> Read more


All-Party Parliamentary design & innovation group
British Plastics Federation
gtma
Insurtech UK
Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce
British Marine