Client: Blueprint Partnership Ltd

Sector: Pharmaceutical

Geographic location: Manchester

Qualifying R&D expenditure identified:

  • Staff costs
  • Sub-contractor expenses
  • Technology services

The Company

Specialising in international pharmaceutical market research, Blueprint Partnership Ltd delivers a tailor-designed approach to research to help its clients make targeted, profitable decisions about their global marketing.

Blueprint offers the expertise and capabilities of a large, multi-national agency while retaining the culture of an independent, boutique organisation with a personal and flexible service for its clients – many of which are within the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Established in Manchester in 2005, its research is now conducted in more than 35 countries globally. Its insights have led to the development of 100+ market leading products which tackle respiratory, renal, cardiovascular and auto-immune conditions, amongst others.

The Solution

Champion Accountants was recommended to Blueprint by an interim employee who had worked with the accountancy firm in a previous role.

Upon meeting with Blueprint, our advisors supported its team in identifying a range of different pharmaceutical market research projects the business had undertaken which would qualify for R&D Tax Relief. For example, Blueprint gathers data in unique, innovative ways – such as biometrics and facial recognition – as opposed to verbal or written responses which are typical for the industry. Additionally, it is a leader in data interpretation, creating in-house algorithms and systems that allow its customers to easily analyse their complex data themselves.

“Champion are a professional, reliable provider and they met our expectations when they supported us to make our R&D claim.

“They were able to take the facts and financials we provided to make it suitable for submission to HMRC, and that led to a positive outcome. As well as retaining some of our tax relief for cash reserves, we will also use it to continue developing innovative products and research services for the pharmaceutical industry.”

Lisa Heideman, research director at Blueprint Partnership

Champion Accountants has so far helped SMEs claim more than £50m in R&D relief – with a 100 per cent success rate.

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