A Chesterfield based supplier of piping services to the oil industry has banked an impressive £110,000 from its first R&D Tax Credits claim. Developing specialist methods of welding for a variety of applications for subsea, vessels and on land applications means randd uk’s client has benefitted from its cutting edge approach to problem solving. Around 80% of turnover is in the form of valuable exports, much of the work carried out being on pig traps, items that aid the testing of pipeline integrity. No pigs flew away during the claim process and the company could scarcely believe the rewards they received for their innovation.