Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a UK government tax relief that rewards companies of all sizes and sectors that invest in their business.
If you’re creating new products, processes, services, devices or knowledge – or improving what already exists – you could be eligible. R&D tax credits can be a vital form of growth fuel for your business in the form of a direct cash payment or corporation tax reduction from HMRC. Our R&D specialists can help you maximise the benefit you receive, whilst reducing risk.
As tax experts, it’s our mission to enable UK businesses to thrive through R&D tax credits and make your ideas go further.
Our team of R&D tax specialists consists of engineers, chartered tax advisers and science and technology PhDs, understanding the intricacies of your R&D to ensure maximum return.
We sit on HMRC’s R&D Communication Forum (RDCF) to represent the industry and ensure we are best placed to serve our clients’ needs.
Our commitment to our clients means taking the time to get to know you and your business. We’re always willing to go that little bit further to support you.
We are nothing without the companies we work with.
The relationships we continue to build are developed through consistency and understanding; it’s why our clients come back to us year after year.
We’ve created a simple, comprehensive report to determine what innovation funding options are available to you.
The four main government R&D funding schemes complement each other, with R&D tax credits typically offering the most generous benefit. Failing to see if you can claim can mean missing out on vital growth fuel for your business.
We work with a number of brilliant partners that enable us to bring more ideas to life through R&D tax credits.
If you’re interested in helping your network uncover vital growth fuel, then we’d love to hear from you.
We provide an outstanding, industry-leading R&D claim service that helps innovative companies access this generous government benefit. Our award-winning advisory service puts our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with clients from a variety of sectors and love us for what we do – going the extra mile.
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Adam previously held senior business development and consulting positions at the two largest R&D tax consultancies in Europe. Through this, he identified a clear need in the market to address fundamental service issues across the industry, from which Kene Partners was born. Centred around a client-first approach to guarantee maximum value, the business has since grown into an established, independent leader, with Adam at the helm.
As founder, Adam brings extensive knowledge and passion for helping UK innovation thrive. He currently sits on HMRC’s R&D Communication Forum (RDCF) and is at the forefront of government legislation concerning R&D tax credits.
Joe joined us with over 10 years of tax experience, most recently as senior manager at one of the UK’s largest specialist R&D tax credit agencies. Previous to this, Joe gained his tax experience in advising owner managed businesses and high net-worth individuals. He understands that getting to know clients, their businesses and their accountants are key to a successful, lasting relationship.
Previously heading up our consulting team, Joe took over as managing director in early 2021. The opportunity to help UK businesses, of all shapes and sizes, access valuable cash incentives through the correct application of R&D tax credits is what makes Joe so passionate about his job.
Outside of work, Joe likes to spend time with his family at their home in the Cotswolds, watching rugby and seeing friends and family.
A qualified Chartered Tax Adviser, having started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) London, Sage has previously held positions at two boutique tax consultancies, working with entrepreneurs and growing businesses across a range of sectors.
Specialised in the implementation of technically robust tax solutions, developing and managing the processes/workflow management, she works to ensure consistent quality of delivery, strong client relationships and flawless team management.
Sage enjoys running in all weather, pilates and is a qualified personal trainer.
Ella has spent the majority of her career in financial services across both the private and public sector, most recently at the Department for International Trade (DIT). She has a wealth of experience coordinating across all departments within a business and liaising with their clients to bring about positive commercial and organisational change.
Passionate about helping companies to become more efficient and grow, Ella puts a strong focus on delivering great client service and strong relationship management with the help of her skilled team.
Outside of work, Ella enjoys spending time with her family and being by the sea.
Jeff graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a B.Com in Industrial Psychology, Human Movement Science and Business Management, before going on to complete his honours degree in Strategic Management.
Following an early career at one of South Africa’s largest insurers, Jeff founded and successfully ran an award-winning independent insurance brokerage for more than 14 years and was later elected as one of the youngest fellow members of the Insurance Institute of South Africa.
At the end of 2019, Jeff moved to the UK and joined Kene Partners with a core focus of building relationships with key industry partners to drive and enable business innovation across key sectors.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys participating in Olympic lifting and Brazilian jiu-Jitsu, he is an avid reader and is particularly interested in bio-hacking.
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