Understanding Bakkavor's extensive innovation helps R&D Tax Relief claim
“Ayming UK have worked closely with Bakkavor to develop a clear understanding of what we do. They always work in tandem with our Product Development, Technical and Operational teams to ensure they thoroughly understand the processes and technologies behind our innovations."
- Anne Savage, Group Technical Director, Bakkavor
With a reputation for diversity and innovation, it’s not surprising that Bakkavor’s R&D activities are widespread and highly complex. In 2012 alone, the company launched over 2,000 new products worldwide, all originating in the company’s kitchens and development workshops where R&D is undertaken. Innovations were found across numerous projects within our client's portfolio, including:
Identifying & Claiming Eligible R&D Tax Benefits
New Product Development: Food scientists and material developers at Bakkavor successfully mimicked the essential characteristics of sour cream in their novel custard style for food dips.
Engineering/Technical Department: Bakkavor significantly redesigned their wash line system, which was used to wash salads more efficiently.
Process Department: Bakkavor developed a baked goods container, which holds the baked goods firmly in place during manufacture and travel, but can be easily removed by the customer.
And How We Helped...
The Ayming UK R&D tax team successfully compiled and submitted four claims for Bakkavor, identifying:
2009: £6,425,323 of eligible R&D
2010: £6,241, 648 of eligible R&D
2011: £1,904,715 of eligible R&D
2012: £2,002,454 of eligible R&D