Albutt of Tewkesbury is a family owned business manufacturing equipment for agricultural and waste handling industries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. R&D Tax Claims has successfully secured 4 years of tax savings netting the company over £90,000.

Founded more than 40 years ago by Robert Albutt, the firm has gone from employing just six people making and mending agricultural equipment to a staff of 48 supplying a range of equipment to almost 700 dealers worldwide. The company’s experience in materials handling has grown to encompass the construction and waste handling industries with attachments for a wide variety of applications that can operate for long hours in harsh environments.

Albutt managing director Alistair Albutt said:

“As a British manufacturer, we wanted to explore whether we were entitled to any grants, that’s how our claim started.

We fulfil every step of the manufacturing process – our products are designed here, tested here and made here. Ultimately, we took on Mark Evans and his team because it was a case of ‘what have we got to lose?”

Mark said the biggest obstacle he faces is that companies believe the tax claim scheme is too good to be true – and will involve too much work and too much of their time. But Jane Galer, office manager at Albutt, said their experience was just the opposite:

“The whole process wasn’t nearly as painful as we expected.

We are a relatively small company, working on a big scale. Every member of staff wears more than one hat and trying to find the time to consider R&D was difficult. We had to assess whether investing that time would be worthwhile, but ultimately it was a case of ‘what have we got to lose’.”

She said that the process was straight forward and speedy.

Alistair added:

“I would certainly advise other firms to look into it. The tax benefits are significant and R&D Tax Claims will quickly advise if there is a good claim situation and manage the process for you. We are delighted that we have already been able to reinvest every penny claimed back
into the business.”

Sector: Equipment Provider
Total Tax Saving: £97,742
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