Welcome to Cooden – R&D Experts

Supporting Research and Development across your innovation funnels from ideation to commercialisation and exploitation

Cooden – R&D Specialists are experts in supporting innovative companies:

  • Access grant funding to explore their proof of concept and scale it up
  • Claim Patent Box where a company has been granted a patent
  • Claim Research and Development Tax Credits to support further growth and innovation
  • Claim some of the Creative Industry tax reliefs that focus on technological innovation such as Video Games Tax Relief and Animation Tax Relief

Our team of R&D experts include tax consultants and grant writers to provide you with a seamless, supported process that helps you to secure innovation funding, whether that’s’ grant funding, R&D Tax Credits, Creative Industry Tax Reliefs or Patent Box.

R&D Tax Relief FAQs

Why does the government offer R&D Tax Credits?
I have an accountant, why haven’t they told me about this?
Does my business qualify for the R&D Tax Credit?
How far back can I claim?
Is it only for specific industries?
Is it too good to be true?
How long does it take? Is it worth it?
I’ve already claimed, why should we look at it again?
We are a start-up and pre-revenue, does that affect our ability to claim?
What is the “twilight zone”?
We’re bootstrapping our start-up, will that affect our claim?

What Our Clients Say

Gavin Jones
Gavin Jones
Simon was extremely helpful with our R&D tax claim, would highly recommend you speak to him if you have any concerns.
Caroline Lloyd
Caroline Lloyd
Simon and the team at Cooden Tax Consulting are a pleasure to deal with, friendly knowledgable and efficient. (On behalf of iPrescribe Exercise Digital Ltd)
Jack Maddalena
Jack Maddalena
I have had a great experience working with Simon and his team at Cooden Tax Consulting. We have used them multiple times, highly recommended, friendly experts.
Simon and the team have completed 2 R&D claims on our behalf and we can highly recommend them. Simon was able to offer sound advice and guide us through what can be a tricky process. MarK Thompson - PlasTech
Annabelle Cox
Annabelle Cox
We consistently have many offers to provide R&D tax credit relief services but our loyalty to Simon and his highly competent team is unswerving . They are friendly , careful, diligent and efficient . Moreover , Simon is incredibly thoughtful, offering thoughts and suggestions over and above his core competency such is their desire to foster strong relationships and genuine consideration. We will continue to use Cooden as we evolve and develop. A gem of a find and one we have not regretted.
Derek Blaney
Derek Blaney
I have worked with Simon for several years. He is very professional knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Happy to recommend him to potential clients.
Shaoai Wang
Shaoai Wang
It was great working with Simon and his team on my company's R&D tax credit this year - it was a painless process, the team ensured we maximised our claim, and they produced a thorough and well-explained report for us. As a result, we received the refund from HMRC sooner than I expected! Thank you for your help!
Justin Aldridge
Justin Aldridge
We have worked with Simon and the team for our R&D tax credits claims for the past 4 years and they have been a pleasure to deal with. They are great to deal with and very helpful in making sure that our claim fully explains everything that we have been doing in detail. We will be continuing to work with the Cooden team on future R&D tax credits claims for the company.

Case Studies

As a fin-tech start-up with significant r&d spend, saving £50k+ is fantastic!
Dev Subatra - Founder, Fidel

Fidel Limited – Fintech Loyalty Rewards Technology – saved £50k+

This was a complex development project that involved an extensive and expensive collaboration with Visa and Mastercard to connect to their data feed. The API needed to be compliant with the PCI framework – the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

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You really need a specialist for R&D tax relief. Simon saved us £140k+
Max Windheuser - Director, Evinox Energy Ltd

Evinox Energy Ltd – Heating Systems – Saved £140k+

There were several separate projects making up claims for R&D tax relief. One of these was the development of an improved heat interface unit. It was designed to be a combined boiler and tank, with connections to a wider system for heating multiple occupancy accommodation.

In its new design the company sought to improve the efficiency and unit cost of manufacture by introducing a new efficient pump, developing new (and less) control valves, as well as an intuitive ViewSmart Room Controller, that incorporated their own PaySmart pre-payment technology, to allow for centralised reporting and billing.

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Our Savings of £79k have been invested into further R&D for our Fin-Tech App.
Ben Turney - CEO, Teathers

Teathers Financial Software Limited – Fintech Investment App – saved £79k

Teathers research and development work was based around innovative software development (Software as a Service – SaaS) and a new private investor experience concept.

The Teathers App is an execution-only platform. When an AIM-listed company raises money, “onboarded” users of the Teathers App have the opportunity to get involved.

Users are onboarded by downloading the iOS or Android app and completing an account application process. This sets up an execution-only brokerage account with Shard Capital.

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We gained £25k tax relief on our first claim. We're now on our second
Richard Moore - MD, The Source

The Source – Subterranean Skatepark – saved £26k

The skate park build was very complex and needed a great deal of scientifi c construction research before it could go ahead.

The site dates back to the 1800’s and had been derelict for approximately 18 years. It was originally a swimming pool that also had (and still does have) a full basement of water. The whole footprint of the building is part of a natural stream and water from the roads drain down into the space.

This creates a marine environment. Calculations were required for understanding how timber ramps would expand and contract with the humidity, for example.

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We highly recommend Cooden Tax Consulting to other businesses. We saved £49k.
Andy Johnson - Director, Cosmarida Limited

Cosmarida Limited – Cosmetics Manufacturer – Saved £49k

Cosmarida work in an industry where formulation development is an ongoing R&D process. The skincare and toiletries products are constantly being refreshed with new fragrances and
active ingredients.

Despite working to a “brief” from their customer for most product developments, the company were able to qualify for the SME tax relief scheme because the brief was vague. Cosmarida had to experiment with different combinations of fragrances and ingredients to produce a number of samples and make multiple changes to get customer approval. Even then the R&D work isn’t finished.

Scaling up from a small 100ml pot to a 1,000 litre test batch and then a 10,000 litre first production batch, still represent significant challenges. As well as the product manufacturing, the company has also designed and built machines for unique packaging requirements.

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Book an Initial Consultation

An initial consultation to explore whether you may be eligible costs nothing.
The money you could be entitled to claim has the potential to transform your project, your cash flow and your company.

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