Talking R&D

RfM is proud to have claimed nearly £2 million in R&D tax credits for our clients, with an average client saving of £11,000 per claim. A common trend when we speak to new clients is the uncertainty around what classifies as R&D. We sat down with our Director, Tony Backhouse and Consultant, Sam Stocker, and let them explain how your business may be eligible to claim R&D tax credits.

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7 tips for improving your business' cyber-security

The digital landscape has many potential benefits for businesses. Unfortunately, there are also issues that all businesses should be aware of. We are currently seeing a rise in hacking. Hackers are always looking for new ways to break into business systems and databases – resulting in many significant data breaches in recent years. If your business isn’t protected against attacks, your data and (crucially) your customers’ data are at risk.

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Nurturing talent, transforming our people - Introducing Sam Stocker

As our business and service offer grows, we’re committed to nurturing the talents of our people so that they grow with us. Sam Stocker, our Business Transformation Consultant, is a wonderful example of this. 

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Now We Are Five

This month, RfM Transform is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Back in September 2016, with Portugal fresh from a victory in the Euros, and Ukrainian singer Jamala still celebrating her Eurovision win, RfM Business Consulting was launched!

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Holiday entitlement: the rules on giving (and taking) holiday leave

As the economy starts to reopen, how flexible do employers have to be when it comes to giving staff time off? Take a few minutes off yourself to brush up on the facts about employee holiday entitlement.

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Diane Johnson - Helping you find and keep the talent you need to grow

As we move into the next phase of dealing with the pandemic, there’s no question that an effective HR function is key to business survival and success. So, what better time to talk to our Lead HR Consultant Diane Johnson. 

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This project would not have got off the ground without the help of RfM. Not only did Tony find the funding, he developed our plans to enable the project to become real. Tony is incredibly hands-on and made sure the application proceeded smoothly despite the usual planning delays.

Martin Horner Bay View Childcare

RfM has provided invaluable support and advice to help us plan and prepare for this phase of significant change for the business. Tony is very well connected and has put us in touch with all the right people to help make the project happen. Tony adjusts his way of working to fit the size and nature of the business; I've found him to be really proactive and very hands on. Nothing seems to faze him! It's been a positive experience and we hope to carry on working with Tony through to the completion of the project.

Gary Grieve Furness Cars and Commercials

RfM were instrumental in helping us to secure R&D tax credits from the government. These are tremendously beneficial to a business like ours as they allow us to offset the costs involved in the R&D process – including the materials and the labour – and also receive a bonus on top.

Malcolm Snape StormMeister

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