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Sponsors 2021

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ABGI - The right partner

Identifying and securing the right innovation funding solution for your clients has never been more complicated. We have tax incentives, like R&D tax relief, Patent Box and Capital Allowances. Then there are all the different sources of funding – grants, loans, equity investment, business angels, venture capital and even crowdfunding. Each route brings its own challenges, whether they’re around eligibility, the application process or the potential impact they might have on other opportunities. With a 30+ year heritage and 200 experts & advisers, ABGI partners with accountants in the UK and internationally to deliver great results for clients.


Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, eCommerce and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in Canada, the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India.

Capital Allowance Review Service

Capital Allowance Review Service are an award-winning specialist company dedicated to achieve the maximum tax benefit available from commercial properties, resulting in significant tax recovery and reduction in tax liabilities for its valued clients. We recognise that accounting professionals have routines for assessing Capital Allowances and stress that we’re not questioning anyone’s ability. We look to enhance the level of Capital Allowances claimed by introducing additional disciplines that add value. For example, we complete a survey on the property to identify items that are not visible within the paperwork and sit within Land & Buildings on the Balance Sheet (not Fixtures & Fittings). Our team of Chartered Accountants, Tax Experts, Ex-HMRC Inspectors, Surveyors and other qualified individuals ensure that we reach the highest level of due diligence resulting in a substantial recovery of tax paid, and a reduction in corporation or income tax liabilities. With dynamic teams covering of the UK, our broad range of skills offers outstanding client service and are well positioned to deliver strong advice to your business.

Free Agent

FreeAgent is award-winning accounting software for accountants and bookkeepers who work with small businesses and freelancers. Already used by over 90,000 small business clients, FreeAgent’s powerful end-to-end accounting solution simplifies the admin associated with your smaller clients, while giving you the robust features and proactive alerts that your practice needs. Clients who have business banking current accounts with NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland can subscribe to FreeAgent absolutely free*. This opens up the opportunity for FreeAgent accountants and bookkeepers to connect with nearly a quarter of all UK small businesses! *Subject to client retaining their NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland business banking current account.


Founded in 1997, Leyton is a global consultancy firm dedicated to helping our clients improve their business performance. Leyton’s proven methodology is designed to help leaders make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements to the performance of their organisations. We work in partnership with our clients to identify funding schemes that are most relevant to their business and can deliver maximum returns. At heart we’re entrepreneurs, and our industry-leading experts combine their energy and knowledge to spot opportunities, and take them from theory to reality without disrupting our clients’ day-to-day business. In the UK, we improve companies performance through Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief and Credits, R&D Grants and Patent Box claims. With a headcount of 1,400 people across the world, the Leyton team includes highly qualified tax professionals, lawyers, scientists, engineers, accountants, and consultants. The firm has more than 17,000 customers, served from 27 offices across 11 countries, and works with companies from start-ups to multi-national organisations.

Professional Fee Protection Ltd (PfP)

Since 1985, Professional Fee Protection Ltd (PfP) has been the UK's leading provider of Tax Investigation Insurance and Tax Support Services for Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D) and Business Rates. Our service and personal approach, has allowed us to work with 10 of the UK’s top 20 accountancy firms, as well as thousands of small and medium sized practices, and we’re proud to have helped over 600,000 individuals. We offer an extensive range of support and benefits to our clients, which includes marketing, account management, a 24/7 legal helpline, educational seminars and webinars plus access to our annual flag ship event, the PfP UK Tax Investigations Conference held in October.