Support needed to help smaller North East businesses grow

INNOVATIVE small and medium-sized firms are being invited to a workshop looking at what Government support is available for research and development.

A workshop to help SMEs is being held in Newcastle
A workshop to help SMEs is being held in Newcastle

INNOVATIVE small and medium-sized firms are being invited to a workshop looking at what Government support is available for research and development.

The event, in Newcastle next week, has been organised by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for SMEs and their professional advisors.

Bob Gaiger from HMRC, said: “Staying competitive and growing a business in today’s highly challenging trading conditions is tough.

“However, a range of Government supports are available to help your business innovate and grow.”

The event will cover issues including using R&D tax credit relief to invest more in R&D planning for the reduced rate of corporation tax on profits attributable to patents; using R&D grants available; networking with peers in R&D; maximising intellectual property for competitive advantage and using design to add value and help businesses grow. Experts will be on hand to answers delegates questions. The workshop, organised by HMRC and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), takes place at Newcastle City Library on January 30.

To book, go to the BIS website or contact andrew.culley@bis.gsi.gov.uk

 
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