Your Research and Development Tax Credit Experts

Our passion for what we do transfers into our clients’ success.

We specialise in securing Research and Development Tax Credits and to date we’ve claimed back over £106 million for our clients (over 1,000+ and rising daily) with an average 1st claim of over £50,000. Not only do we work diligently to optimise your claim, we minimise your time required and you won’t have to deal with HMRC because we take care of that on your behalf.


Research and Development Tax Credits aren’t straightforward unless you have specialist knowledge and experience in this specific tax area, and we do.

What truly differentiates randd uk are our highly experienced consultants who have an unrivalled breadth and depth of senior level experience covering wide ranging industry sectors. This gives them expertise to identify what claimants themselves may not recognise as eligible, and in many cases, what other Research and Development Tax Credits Specialist consultancies or accountants won’t see or even be looking for.


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Our experienced team take the time to maximise your claim and minimise the effort required from yourselves at every stage of the process. Making a claim really isn’t just a numbers exercise and our 100% success rate is because we know in detail how the scheme works, how HMRC interpret what’s eligible, and the precise way HMRC expect submissions to be presented.

Brendan Molloy, Director

Brendan has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1980. He has worked in manufacturing companies most of his professional career. For the last five years he has operated as an independent consultant for small businesses but has recently specialised in the recovery of tax, undertaking research & development. He has worked for numerous manufacturing companies in a top financial position covering a wide selection of different manufacturing sectors from cars to coated metal tubes.

Mick Keyse, Director

Michael has over 30 years experience working in manufacturing companies across a wide variety of sectors including Construction Materials, Rubber and plastics, Electronics and Food. Whilst operating at executive level in Operations, Logistics and Manufacturing management, he has had direct responsibility for Information technology and in particular, business systems development. He has both project managed and overseen a number of tier 1 ERP implementations working with both SAP and Oracle.

Matt Timby FCCA, Finance Director

Matt has 20 years experience of tax (corporate and personal), accounts preparation and business advice, covering all aspects of issues faced by SME companies. Matt has worked in accountancy practices of all sizes, from large national firms to small one-partner and family based practices. These were mainly firms based in and around the city of Nottingham. He gained his Chartered Certified qualification within an accountancy top 10 national firm; a solid training ground.

Ryan Sian BA (Hons) ACCA, Business Development Director

Ryan is a part-qualified Chartered Accountant and will be fully certified after his final exam later in 2017. After graduating with a degree in Economics, Finance & Banking, Ryan joined randd uk in 2012 and has developed extensive experience in compiling R&D tax credit claims. Ryan has direct involvement with the accounts and tax production and is a pivotal member of the team, managing a rapidly growing, diverse portfolio of clients and acquiring specialist knowledge in both SME and RDEC tax schemes.

Mathias Crespy, Commercial Director

Mathias has a strong engineering background having worked for over seven years in R&D roles as an Engineer, Work Package Leader and Project Manager. Mathias occupied these roles in France, India, Denmark and England while working in the oceanography, water treatment, energy and information technology sectors. Mathias then moved into the tax consultancy sector where his breadth of technical and managerial experience is used to support highly innovative R&D businesses in accessing the necessary funding, via the R&D tax credits schemes in place in the UK, so they have the financial capabilities to grow and develop products aiming to revolutionise the world of tomorrow.

Adam Bointon PhD, Operations Director

Adam has been working as an R&D Tax Credits Specialist since 2009, helping SMEs in both manufacturing and software sectors identify research and development activities within their business, and converting highly technical information into reports that the layman can read. As a recipient of two academic scholarships from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Manchester School journal, Adam graduated from the University of Manchester with a PhD in Economics, writing a thesis on European monetary union. Adam has been able to use his knowledge of the economy, statistical models and finance with his keen interest in technology, science and engineering, to transfer his skills to helping companies maximise their R&D Tax Credits.

R&D Tax Consultants

Kerry Bowler MAAT ATT, R&D Tax Consultant

Kerry has worked in accounts departments for industrial and leisure companies and in accountancy practices for the last 17 years. She has gained valuable experience in taxation and accounts preparation for a wide variety of businesses. Kerry qualified with The Association of Accounting Technicians in 2000, becoming a member in 2003, and The Association of Taxation Technicians in 2007.

Simran Aietan MAAT, R&D Tax Consultant

Joining randd uk in 2015, Sim has successfully completed her AAT qualification and is currently studying ACCA. As well as training to become a fully chartered Accountant, Sim regularly networks with business professionals, volunteers for tradeshows and jumped out of an aeroplane in the company’s 10th anniversary skydive.

Lewis Pritchard MAAT, R&D Tax Consultant

Lewis joined randd uk in 2015. Originally starting out with assisting in the key analysis of financial data, Lewis now plays a key role in the tax production side of the R&D claims. During his three years at randd uk, Lewis has developed extensive experience in compiling R&D tax credit claims for our clients. Lewis became a member of AAT earlier this year and is now looking to progress onto further studies with ACCA to  strengthen his accounting and taxation knowledge.

Jas Heer, R&D Tax Consultant

Having graduated with a degree in Accounting & Finance, Jas joined randd uk in 2017 and has quickly become a well-integrated part of the team. Jas is currently completing her ACCA qualifications & working towards becoming a fully Chartered Accountant. Jas is driven and keen to further develop her financial and accounting skills at randd uk, as well as gain invaluable experience into an array of different areas, especially taxation and R&D tax schemes.

Lucy Cummings, R&D Tax Consultant

Lucy is currently studying for her AAT Level 3 qualification, while working at randd uk. Lucy has also recently completed her A-Levels of Maths, Biology and Physics, which she studied for at Littleover Community School Sixth Form. As well as her studies, Lucy also dedicated 10 years to being a competitive swimmer at her local swimming club.

Our R&D Tax Consultants collate your financial figures, calculating costs that can be claimed back from your research and development projects. Ultimately, they determine the figure for your Research and Development Tax Credits claim.

R&D Consultants

Phil Tooley, R&D Consultant

Phil’s diverse range of skills from corporate management to journalism are ideally suited to the tasks of identifying R&D activity within manufacturing businesses as well as recording such findings skilfully into the written word. Phil has been a General and Commercial Manager with over 30 year’s senior experience within large multinational and small & medium enterprises. He has also worked in football, journalism, both written and spoken, and the third sector, including education. He is also a non-Executive Director of a social housing organisation and a former Director of Chesterfield Football Club.

Patrick Eaton C Eng. MSc MIED, R&D Consultant

Patrick is a technology expert experienced in maximising benefits of R&D Tax Credits funding claims and outcomes for the company. He also provides support of research commercialisation and has helped others improve their business’ performance through technology adoption; primarily in the creation of new or developed products, processes and related services. Patrick is a Chartered Engineer through the Institute of Engineering Designers and has an MSc in Global Product Development Management.

Paul Grabham BEng (Hons), Associate

With years of experience in engineering and software development, Paul applies his expert technical knowledge to optimising cash awards for clients. Having worked across the globe and managed his own company, Paul understands the needs of business owners who can massively benefit from the R&D tax credits scheme.

Stan Payne, R&D Consultant

Stan is experienced predominantly in the high-value manufacturing sectors of aerospace, motorsport, oil and gas, nuclear and medical. He specialises in business planning and technology strategy planning and exploitation, often working with SMEs, Primes, Tier 1s and research organisations. His previous business experience includes Managing Director positions in Meggitt plc, with responsibilities for both UK and US subsidiaries. A former RAF Engineering Officer, Stan is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer with a BSc in Engineering.

Paul Wallace, R&D Consultant

Paul has extensive experience in General Management and Business Analysis over a 27-year career with Bayer, Lloyds and GE, operating at Senior Client level to drive-out cost and improve business efficiencies. Fully complementing randd’s R&D activities, over the last two years as a Cost Management Consultant, Paul has helped engineering and manufacturing organisations achieve significant and sustainable cost savings across some 100+ business cost areas. These include Communications, Sustainable Energy Management and General Business Costs.

Dr Roy Huzzard MIMMM, CSci, R&D Consultant

Roy is a Chartered Scientist through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining with 20 years experience in process engineering, specialising in materials science. He has subsequently project managed a number of strategic, technical projects on behalf of Universities and research organisations, specifically involving knowledge transfer to SMEs. More recently, Roy has focussed on becoming an R&D Tax Credits Specialist and supporting companies to maximise their R&D Tax Credits claims, where his extensive industrial processing and materials experience, together with his understanding of the needs of SMEs have proven invaluable.

The coloured logo of randd ukIan McCluskey, R&D Consultant

Ian has extensive experience of senior management positions within the manufacturing industry, where he concentrated on new markets and new product development. This background has enabled Ian to clearly identify and report on research and development projects across diverse commercial and manufacturing sectors as an R&D Consultant.

Peter Schofield, R&D Consultant

Peter is an experienced Marketing Consultant with a professional network spanning the UK. As a longstanding member of the randd uk team, Peter has extensive knowledge of the R&D tax credits scheme and is well placed to recognise & reward businesses for innovation.


The coloured logo of randd ukR&D Consultants:
  • Len Hampson
  • Brian Matthews

Experienced R&D Consultants from randd uk have years of industry knowledge and understand your business. They will visit your workplace at the start of your claim to discuss your projects and discover research & development activities that are eligible for the claim. This information will be used to write the technical report to submit with the financial figures to HMRC.

Project Management

Angela Draeger, R&D Coordinator

With over twenty years of experience in office administration, Angela has acquired management, organisational and technical skills through previous roles at established companies such as The University of Derby, Wincanton and Havelock Europa. Well equipped to tackle the challenges in her fast paced role at randd uk, Angela liaises with professionals at all levels, coordinates work management flows and undertakes many other skilled duties.

Andrea McAdam, R&D Coordinator

Having worked in the Banking and Mortgage Sector for 15 years, Andrea has recently joined randd uk to progress her career within Accountancy. Andrea is very driven and keen to build on her knowledge and experience and further develop her career.


Vanessa West, Technical Analyst

Vanessa brings to randd uk nearly 20 years of office administrative experience. She supports all the office staff and assists in turning raw data into useful information. Vanessa originally started out in the catering industry, being a qualified chef! In 1997 though, tired of the long and family-unfriendly hours in the kitchens, she changed career paths and joined the office of a company specialising in mail order where she remained before coming to randd uk. Vanessa has a young family and so works with us part-time, making sure she has time to fit the school runs in at the start and end of each day.

Marie Edwards, Technical Analyst

Marie comes from a retail and banking background, spanning over 20 years, with 15 of those years as a retail manager managing a team of 15 between two locations as a multi site manager, mainly working for the Arcadia Group. The past five years, Marie was working for Nationwide Building Society in an administrative role.

Ensuring that the process of a claim runs smoothly, talented team members work tirelessly in various roles to prepare your R&D tax credits application.


Sam Warburton BA (Hons) CIM (affiliate), Head of Marketing

Sam is a skilled marketing professional with a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in Publishing & English from Loughborough University. Since graduating in 2015, Sam has strengthened her skills in social media, writing, Adobe creative suite and more whilst working for an international tool wholesaler. These skills will be beneficial in furthering the ambitious marketing goals of randd uk.

Our Marketing department is on hand to inform and educate UK businesses about Research and Development Tax Credits. This government scheme is largely unknown and those that have heard about it are often sceptical.