Cannon Williamson

Extending their portfolio to include ABGI's specialist services gave Cannon Williamson a competitive edge.

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Formally collaborating with ABGI on R&D tax relief claims opened up new channels for business development and opportunities for client retention.

Cannon Williamson is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Spalding, Lincolnshire offering accounts preparation, auditing, taxation, bookkeeping, payroll, business advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals.

We chose to partner with ABGI in 2015, as R&D tax relief is a specialist area where we felt our clients would be better served with professionals who operate in this area regularly and have the in depth, sector-specific knowledge necessary to make accurate and compliant claims.

I recently referred a prospective client to ABGI, and their prompt response enabled us to demonstrate our ability to be proactive to the client, which in turn helped the company in making the decision to appoint us as their advisors.

Many accountants are actively marketing R&D tax relief as a service nowadays. ABGI assist us by assessing our portfolio and contacting clients where there think there may be a claim. This ensures that even where a claim might not be relevant, our competitors don’t get an ‘in’ into our client base.

Very little input is needed by us in completing R&D tax claims with ABGI’s help, leaving us free to focus on other areas of our business. They provide us with a wide range of industry specific specialists, are prompt with their communications and ensure we are kept us up to date with progress throughout.

We have no hesitation recommending ABGI to other accountancy practices looking to partner with an R&D tax relief specialist. We have now made several successful claims with ABGI – in each case they have managed to overcome client scepticism and take the strain off of us. The clients sometimes even let us have some of the kudos!"

Tom Williamson

Partner, Cannon Williamson