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Innovation and Technology


With in-depth knowledge and experience, the Hazlewoods Innovation and Technology team can help your business grow. Our personal and proactive approach delivers bespoke solutions designed to take full advantage of the ever changing opportunities faced by Innovation and Technology businesses, including:

  • tax breaks for innovation;
  • government and grant incentives;
  • corporate structuring;
  • advice on raising finance;
  • specialist accounting and tax issues;
  • acquisitions; and
  • ultimately, advice on exiting businesses.  

From start-ups to established international businesses, the team have an inherent understanding of the sector and are therefore well placed to identify opportunities and mitigate risk.

We provide an extensive range of services relevant to Innovation and Technology businesses, including:

The Hazlewoods Innovation and Technology team provides joined-up thinking, addresses complex technical issues, and helps you to navigate through them. The focus is on top-level strategy and planning, built on significant experience in helping Innovation and Technology businesses.  We believe this sets us apart from other advisers.

The Innovation and Technology Sector

Our team has a wealth of experience in the sector and appreciate that there are many subsectors which have different needs. We work with clients across:
  • Aerospace and Aviation
  • Energy and Environmental
  • Software, IT and Digital
  • Life Sciences and Biomedical
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Creative Industries


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Hazlewoods has assisted a food innovation company, Green Gourmet, to prepare Research and Development (“R&D”) Enhanced Relief Claims in respect of their new techniques for aircraft foods.

Software development company - R&D tax credits and full tax integrated service

Engineering company – Patent Box

What our clients say

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    David Clift and his colleagues at the Hazlewoods Innovation team have just completed our fifth R&D claim. They are specialists in the field of R&D taxation, and we have enjoyed their thorough and proactive approach to completing our claim reports.

    ABC Connection Ltd
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    The final claim document produced by the team…far surpassed anything we could have hoped to prepare on our own. The resulting tax credit was processed very promptly by HMRC and was a very pleasing conclusion to a relatively painless exercise which we intend to repeat.

    Mr Paul Whatley
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    Hazlewoods quickly and easily established the basis and the potential amount of the credit and let us know clearly what information was required, which encouraged us to proceed. With their guidance, we obtained a substantial refund. We are delighted with the service from Hazlewoods.

    Mr Steve Tootill
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    If only other professionals were as proactive, thoroughly efficient and nice to deal with, business would be a lot easier.

    Mr Peter Ritchie
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    We have been delighted with the service we have received from Hazlewoods during our past two R&D claims ... It is always reassuring to work with a company you have total faith in.

    Ms Lucy Greedy
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Publications for download

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Innovation Facts Card - R&D Tax Credit Download the PDF
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Innovation Facts Card - Patent Box Download the PDF
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Innovation and Technology Matters - Patent Box - Summer 2016 Download the PDF
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Innovation and Technology Matters - Tax Incentives - Summer 2016 Download the PDF
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Key contacts

David Clift - Partner David Clift
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Paul Fussell - Partner Paul Fussell
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