Come and join our Tax Manager for a spot of breakfast!

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You are invited to attend a FREE breakfast Seminar on Wednesday, February 25 at the University of Chester Thornton Science Park

Our Tax Manager, Peter Way-Rider, would love you to join him for breakfast to digest some invaluable tax relief available to businesses.

The event will provide an invaluable insight into two key areas of business; firstly we will investigate tax relief available to businesses active in Research & Development (R&D), which includes what may constitute R&D in the eyes of HMRC.

Secondly the world of Intellectual Property can be confusing and the initial stages of identifying the potential value of an idea may appear tricky. We will aim to unravel some of the mystery surrounding IP & Commercialisation during our presentation.

One-to-One Clinics In addition to the FREE 30 minute seminar, one-to-one meetings are available.

Please specify if you require a one to one when booking your place.

The Speakers

Joanne Shelley: Partner,

Intellectual Property at Knights LLP

As a recognised Intellectual Property (IP) specialist and former life scientist, Joanne is experienced in all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious IP and acts for clients ranging from individuals, OMB’s, SME’s to PLC’s across a broad section of sectors.

Joanne’s presentation will touch on the way businesses can profit from ideas and innovations through identification, protection, development, exploitation and enforcement of their IP rights. Joanne will provide an introduction into the world of IP and take questions from the floor.

Peter Way-Rider: Tax Manager

Ellis & Co.

Peter trained as a Chartered Accountant and is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor and a Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Peter will introduce the various tax options available to companies who have an interest in Research & Development but may not make the most of the tax breaks available.

The Venue

The High Growth Centre is located at Thornton Science Park (the former Shell Technology Centre) at Ince, near Chester. Co-funded by the University of Chester and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the High Growth Centre offers Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and new start-up businesses valuable advice and support.

Designed specifically for companies operating in the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Engineering and Environmental sectors the unique blend of industry, innovation and academia will deliver a much needed economic boost to the region.

Companies are able to access a wide range of specialist equipment and advice at Thornton Science Park with additional support available from the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, working alongside its team of specialist advisors.

The impressive list of services available to companies based throughout the North West can be found at Flexible work space is also available for enterprises in the High Growth Centre including hot desks, office space, laboratory and industrial workspace.

Following the seminar there will be an opportunity to attend a brief tour of the site which includes the laboratories and workshops.

To secure your place, please email the High Growth Centre, with the following details:

• Name

• Job title

• Company

• Nature of Business

• Telephone Number

• Which workshop/s you would like to attend

• Book a one-to-one (specify which topic)