Why our clients choose us?

Our role in UK innovation inspires us and gives us energy. It’s our mission to enable forward-thinking businesses, like yours, to create new products, new ways of doing things, and solve challenges to overcome obstacles that ensure sustainable growth.

£60m+ benefit generated for our clients since January 2019

On average, our clients get a £73k boost to their business per claim

Our average SME claim is 28% bigger than the industry standard

Over 90% of clients would recommend us

Our four-step R&D tax credit claim process

Our end-to-end claims process is bespoke to meet the unique requirements of each client. We reduce the amount of time you need to invest, whilst producing a high-quality submission that maximises your return on R&D spend. We go the distance, so you can focus on the day-to-day.


For first-time claims, our initial consultation helps identify projects in your business that qualify for R&D tax credits. Alternatively, we’ll review your previous R&D claims to identify where efficiencies can be made. We’ll get to know your business and cover everything from terms to preparation, addressing any concerns you might have along the way.

Your time: Est. 1-2hrs


During this session, we’ll get a better understanding of qualifying projects, identify relevant expenditure and gather the key information we need to build your claim.

Your time: Est. 4hrs


Before submitting your claim to HMRC, you will see a final version of the report written by our technical experts. We will answer any questions you might have and make sure that you are completely satisfied with the report.

Your time: Est. 2hrs


Once your claim has been submitted, it will take about four to six weeks to receive your payment from HMRC. We use an escrow account so you can rest assured that your money is safe. Once received, the benefit is yours to enjoy straightaway!

Your time: 0hrs

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First time claiming and not sure if you qualify? Complete our quick self-assessment test

By answering questions on the day-to-day projects within your business, we tell you if you’re eligible for one or more of the government’s four main R&D incentives: R&D tax credits, grants, Patent Box, and research and development allowance.

Many of the different innovation schemes complement each other to ensure your total benefit reflects your investment in R&D. We’ll help to show if you’re missing out on vital growth fuel.

It’s easy as 1-2-3

  1. It takes less than 5 minutes
  2. You’ll answer 15 questions
  3. We’ll tell you whether you’re eligible for R&D tax credits, or one of the other government innovation funding schemes

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Our fees

At Kene Partners, our fees reflect the quality of the service we provide. We always want to offer value, and our rates are an honest and competitive reflection of what we do – we apply the same diligence, rigour, and consistency to all our work. But we won’t cut corners or sacrifice client service in order to be that ‘cheap’ R&D consultancy.

As part of our commitment to outstanding service, we invest in our highly skilled and educated team of engineers, sector specialists, chartered tax advisers, and R&D specialists – our fees allow us to maintain that commitment.

Our full-service, end-to-end R&D tax credit claims are success-based. The fee is charged as a percentage of the claim which we agree upon before any work takes place. This fee covers the full scope of work including: technical workshop(s), information gathering, report writing and full support in the event of an enquiry from HMRC. You will also be appointed a dedicated project manager who will be on hand to assist throughout the claims process.

  • Success-based, with no up-front payment
  • Dedicated project manager and in-house sector experts
  • Full support beyond claim submission

If you would like to get a quote for the cost of our services, please get in touch as we assess on a case-by-case basis to suit your needs.

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