Why is it that engineers and engineering seem to have a low position in peoples’ minds when the truth is the exact opposite?
Did you know that the Harvard Business Review list the world’s top performing CEOs every year and that in the list for November 2014 24 out of the top 100 CEOs had a university engineering degree?
HBR’s performance stats are based on shareholder returns and market cap.
Did you know that seven out of the top ten companies led by these CEOs are technology or manufacturing companies?
The UK’s contribution to engineering and technology excellence is way ahead of where it should be based the population of the country and the size of our economy.
As an example look at a sample of tech and science publications …
* Civil & Structural engineering – 6 out of top 15 journals are British
* Biomedical Science and engineering – 5 out of top 10 journals are British
* Information Systems – 4 out of top 10 journals are British
* General Engineering – 4 out of top 10 journals are British
Of the world’s top ten universities for engineering three of the top ten are British.
It’s no wonder that the UK government supports engineering and technological developments by making R&D tax rebates available to innovative companies large and very small.
However, amongst SMEs the take-up of this valuable incentive is relatively small.
Maybe it is because the excellence and advanced nature of the engineering and software of the British is not so unusual to you who are doing it that it does not always seem to be advanced to you.
Or maybe it is because the excellence and advanced nature of the engineering and software of the British is advanced that it is not understood by professional advisors who then say that you do not have the basis for a claim.
So, to get that rebate to which you are entitled, you need to speak to an expert – one who understands engineering and software – and who understands how to claim the rebate painlessly.
Just think how that extra cash in your business can help you to drive forwards at a faster pace.