We spend most of our time promoting other people’s innovations, so it’s lovely to have our own exciting stories to share
We won’t beat around the bush – here at Breakthrough Group HQ, there’s a real buzz in the air. This month we’ve received not one, but two fabulous bits of news and we’re just bursting to share them with you.
First of all, we’re up for two trophies in the prestigious Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2018. These awards have been considered marks of excellence in the tax industry for a long time, so it’s pretty thrilling to have been shortlisted in a brace of categories: Best New Tax Practice and Best Independent Consultancy Firm.
Our passion is supporting UK innovators and helping our SMEs to lead from the front in developing brilliant new products and services. Since we were established in 2015, Breakthrough Funding has helped businesses to claim over £40 million in cash or tax relief via the Government’s R&D tax credits scheme. To be part of the UK’s exciting research and development scene is fantastic – to be considered for two shiny awards is the icing on the cake!
Secondly, we’re absolutely delighted to welcome a new addition to the Breakthrough Group team. Margaret Connolly MA, FCA, CTA is a bit of a star in the tax world, a Fellow Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor who trained at Coopers & Lybrand in London. She went on to become Head of UK Taxation for Unilever plc, Senior Tax Manager at both Deloittes and KPMG, and a Partner and Head of Taxation Services at a top 30 firm of UK accountants.
Margaret is an expert on owner-managed businesses and she shares our passion for innovation, so the fact that she’s joined us as a strategic advisor on our R&D tax relief work has really put a spring in our step.
Welcome, Margaret – and watch this space for news about the awards!