NEWS / Affiliate / ForrestBrown: A welcome tax relief for members


15 JUL 2020


New R&D tax advice partner will help eligible members receive significant sums in tax credits

ForrestBrown is the UK’s largest specialist R&D tax credit consultancy. Named ‘best independent consultancy firm’ at the Taxation Awards in 2018 and Chartered Institute of Taxation members, they’re the standard bearers for quality in R&D tax credit advice and we’re delighted to welcome them on board as a trusted partner, ACE affiliate and our sole recommendation in this area.

ForrestBrown’s multidisciplinary team of chartered tax advisers, chartered accountants, engineering specialists and former HMRC inspectors position them to do three things brilliantly: 1) maximising your R&D tax credit claim value; (2) minimising your time commitment; and (3) ensuring your claim stands up to HMRC scrutiny.

Following a special webinar with Adam Kotas and Gareth Randle of ForrestBrown a few weeks ago, ACE members are already  beginning to recoup significant funding. On average SMEs claim £53,714, but this can be significantly higher for SMEs working in R&D intense activities, with some benefitting from claims worth more than a hundred thousand pounds.

R&D tax credits are now easily available to ACE members who can use ForrestBrown expertise to retrospectively claim back project costs already incurred, and plan for future investments. This is real cash for your business to help alleviate current economic issues. R&D tax credits provide cash for loss-making businesses or a tax reduction for profit-making businesses, and can help engineering businesses grow.

Commenting on the partnership, Adam Kotas, a director at ForrestBrown said: “We’re delighted to be building a long-term partnership with ACE. There’s a lot of untapped potential in engineering and we look forward to helping many of these technically rich businesses to release R&D tax credits from what they may consider everyday work.”

ACE Director of Membership Darrell Matthews added: “This is the beginning of what I think will be a very productive partnership indeed for ACE members. In the current climate, anything that can help to boost cash flow without incurring debt is going to be key and ForrestBrown are the quality partner we wanted to provide this service.”

Find out more about ForrestBrown on their website. Want to explore how R&D tax credits can help your business?  Stream our recent Navigating COVID-19 webinar on-demand below.


The UK’s largest specialist R&D tax credit consultancy, with a multi-disciplinary team of chartered tax advisers, engineering specialists and former HMRC inspectors, they're passionate about how R&D tax credits can help engineering businesses grow.

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