Technology and Life Sciences

Technology & Life Sciences

We know we provide the right service and ongoing support – to make a difference to your business performance.

We understand your business and the key issues your business faces every day, around funding, strategy, financial management, tax incentives, talent management and internationalisation.

We have significant experience in Technology & Life Sciences and work closely advising on tax incentives on Research and Development tax, Patent Box, share schemes and investor relief. We have delivered over £23 million of R&D tax relief for Scottish companies with no claim being rejected by HM Revenue & Customs. Success comes down to the time taken by us to understand your business and from our knowledge of how HMRC assess claims – in practice.

We worked with HMRC to design the policy for Patent Box for SMEs and are uniquely placed to advise Scottish businesses.

We understand the difficulty of retaining key talent and advise regularly on incentive schemes. We understand that your investors will often wish to access the tax benefits associated with the EIS/SEIS schemes – we ensure steps are not inadvertently taken which may prejudice claims.

We can help with:

  • Fundraising
  • Enterprise Investment Scheme
  • Tax planning
  • R&D relief
  • Patent Box
  • Exit strategies
  • Managing talent
  • Share incentives
  • Managing growth
  • Accounting and compliance
  • Business planning
  • International tax services 

For incubator business and companies in their infancy we have developed a strategic planning workshop Accelerator which helps get you started. We help and advise every step of the way.

International capabilities

Internationalisation is often a key component of the development of a technology-led business. If operating overseas, our team of International Tax experts share over twenty years’ experience. We are also members of PKF Limited which gives us access to a global network of organisations to help your business expand internationally.

Shaun Millican, Head of Technology & Life Sciences, leads the skilled Technology & Life Sciences team within the firm, providing advice on finance, taxation, business management and accounting issues.

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