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Yorkshire firm gets £90,000 boost from tax scheme – and urges others to check if they’re eligible

Posted on Monday 8 July 2019 by Dominic Bartholdi | Head of Business Development

Hebden Bridge-based Urban Cottage Industries has secured £90,000 under the R&D tax credit scheme. The company is a bespoke manufacturer of high quality, retro and vintage style lighting equipment, aimed at professional designers, architects and engineers. CEO Stanley Wilson said the money had made a big difference to the firm, which invests heavily in innovation, at a time when tough market conditions made it a challenge to pay their day-to-day bills.

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Industry 4.0 A flashy catchphrase or the next industrial revolution?

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

The term “Industry 4.0” originates from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government promoting the computerisation of manufacturing and adopted globally as a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 introduces what has been called the “smart factory,” in which cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory and make decentralised decisions.

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What to expect from GovGrant

Posted on Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Luke Hamm | Chief Executive Officer

Are you the owner of a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) in the UK and think that you could be entitled to research and development tax credits? By working with GovGrant you can eliminate the costly guesswork involved in making R&D tax claims by yourself.

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