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About Us

Innovation Tax specialise in helping companies access vital funding and tax incentives through our multi-disciplinary team of industry-wide R&D Technical Specialists, Chartered RICS Surveyors, Intellectual Property experts and Taxation professionals. Our aim is to help clients obtain their maximum entitlement to Government funding using this experienced, knowledgeable and client focused team.

We set ourselves and our staff high standards so our clients can be assured their claims are in safe hands and that any risk of an HMRC enquiry is mitigated through our rigorous quality assurance process.

All claims are fully auditable, compliant, robust and fully maximised, as backed up by our 100% claim success rate with no claims rejected or reduced in value.

As a trusted partner to many accountancy and legal 500 firms and other affiliates, our national coverage is complemented by offices in London, Hertfordshire and Leicester with plans to increase presence throughout the UK.

Our Approach 

Our approach is industry-leading, with bespoke methodologies applied to each claim to deliver the optimum result. Our holistic approach ensures our clients benefit from expert advice whenever they need it, with unrivalled technical expertise on hand to actively support both them and our partners, a unique approach which separates Innovation Tax from other Service providers offering advice for businesses of all sizes.

Combining our technical, tax and financial expertise enables businesses to access millions of £’s of funding for innovative projects across many manufacturing, engineering and software industries, including;
   Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Automation & Control, FMCG, Food & Beverages, Construction,
   Apparel & Textiles, Agriculture, Biotech, Medtech, AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Life Sciences,
   Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Retail and many more.

By matching your business sector with technical specialists who have significant experience and knowledge of your industry results in a streamlined process to extract the necessary information and to compile the claim. Furthermore, as building relationships is a fundamental part of our business, our aim is to develop long-term sustainable relationships with both clients and partners to deliver tangible value and results.

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Our People

Our Management Team have a wealth of experience, knowledge and proven success of helping companies access funding and tax incentives, which has enabled the business to go from strength to strength, providing a solid platform to pass their knowledge to our growing Operations, Technical and Taxation teams.

Sachin Chauhan
Managing Director

Sachin has over 10 years of R&D Tax experience during which time he has assisted his clients claim £49 million in tax benefit. Focused on delivering the highest level of service using a personable and informative approach.

Taz Esmailji FCA
Tax Director

Taz has over 10 years’ experience in tax reliefs available to innovative businesses and works closely with accountants to ensure clients benefit from the best advice possible when it comes to accessing these reliefs.

Nick Bass
Operations Director

With over 9 years’ R&D Tax experience, Nick’s passion helps innovative companies claim vital funding & tax incentives by ensuring the process is smooth and efficient to deliver the optimal outcome to clients

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Our multi-disciplinary, client centric team are devoted to ensuring clients receive industry-leading results. Their diverse academic and industry experience (grounded in Science and Technology), together with their unrivalled track record of helping companies claim £m’s in tax benefit and grant funding, has been phenomenal and their hands-on approach ensures they uncover the full extent of your qualifying activities.

Ian Care (Intellectual Property & R&D Technical Specialist)

Qualifications: BSc in Electronics & Computing

Experience: With 30 years’ experience working with Rolls Royce, and 10 years in other Engineering industries, Ian has built up significant knowledge and expertise within engineering and intellectual property across many sectors, including Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, automation & Control, and FMCG.

Danielle Mellors ATT RICS (Head of Capital Allowances)

Qualifications: Chartered Quantity Surveyor

Experience: With over 15 years’ experience, Danielle advises our clients, accountants and legal firms on all aspects relating to Capital Allowances and associated reliefs. Her multinational career experience has been gained with Deloittes Real Estate team and CBRE’s Cost Consulting team.

Sarajane Marchant (Client Services Manager)

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Education Studies and History

ExperienceWith a wealth of knowledge and 30 years’ experience of putting clients first across a variety of industries, Sarajane forms an intrinsic part of the team, working with all stakeholders to provide the best possible service.

Annie Hunter (Strategic Business Advisor)

Experience: With over 10 years’ experience of innovation tax incentives, Annie also brings 25 years’ hands on experience in International, VP and MD roles with global, blue-chip B2C & B2B companies. A regular speaker on innovation funding and a business funding pitch panel judge, she has sat on the boards of industry bodies alongside public, NGO appointments.

Jafar Nabeel (R&D Technical Specialist)

ExperienceJafar’s key responsibilities are to engage with clients to assess, quantify and document the supporting claim narratives. His passion for innovation and helping companies access Government funding to support growth and new product development mirrors the fundamental aims of Innovation Tax Specialists.

Peter Fradd (R&D Technical Specialist)

Experience: With over 30 years’ experience as a successful Commodity Broker, Peter worked with several of the most prominent financial institutions, brokering financial derivatives in the oil market. For the past 5 years he has worked as a technical consultant in the R&D sector, where he has delivered commercial value to a diverse client portfolio.



Innovation Tax worked effortlessly with my accountant and were transparent and clear in all communications to get us a vital cash injection to fuel the future innovative work we require to keep us competitive in the marketplace

Managing Director

Fabrication Specialist


The attention to detail was fantastic and, with just a single meeting, Innovation Tax were able to identify and capture all the technical and financial data required, allowing us to focus on current work obligations and to leave our R&D claim in their capable hands

Competent Professional

Agricultural Chemical Manufacturer


Innovation Tax were able to help us identify our compliant R&D activity and produce a robust report detailing this and the expenditure incurred, all within little more than a fortnight

Head of Finance

Equipment Manufacturer

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