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    What do you do?

    As part of the CP Innovation team, I work alongside innovative companies and help them to gain access to the generous tax breaks available through R&D tax incentives. Essentially, I talk to businesses about their projects which are creating advances within science and technology and help them to translate this into (often significant) tax savings. I also help companies that are commercialising their IP within the UK on their Patent Box claims.

    Why do you do it?

    Having completed previous studies within the field of Science and Engineering (I have a degree in Bioengineering), I enjoy speaking to businesses about their new and exciting technological developments.

    People think tax is ‘dull’… but my job is one of the ‘good’ sides of tax – it’s all about telling companies how much cash they have saved, rather than how much they need to hand over! It is super satisfying to hear all about how my clients have reinvested the cash saved through their claims into further projects, new staff, or equipment. The opportunity for growth through these tax incentives is incredible.

    What kind of projects have you been involved in?

    There’s not enough space here to fit it all into words! I have worked with clients in all kinds of industries – it often surprises people that relief is not just restricted to the more ‘obvious’ manufacturing and engineering sectors!

    To name a few, I have assisted clients in sectors such as Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Software, Brewing & Distilling, Clothing and even Air Conditioning.

    What’s on top of your bucket list?

    I’ve always wanted to become fluent in a second language… perhaps French as I have been on some gorgeous holidays there.

    emilyh@cooperparry.com

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