Maximising your resources.
From R&D tax relief to full accountancy support we’re here to save you time and unlock potential. MPA: professional services for forward-thinking SMEs.
Who we are.
MPA is made up of technical experts, tax specialists, industry-leading accountants and all-round innovation enthusiasts. Founded in 2004, with a vision to strengthen the UK economy through innovation, we’ve helped over 2,000 UK businesses access over £210m in R&D tax credits and grants to grow their business.Learn more
How we can help.
R&D tax credits
Worth £54,000 on average to SMEs, let us maximise your entitlement so you can focus on your business. If you're needing to quickly inject cash into your business, explore our R&D Advance Funding option.
Managing your Innovate UK Smart Grant application from start to end, we maximise your chance of winning funding to deliver game-changing innovations.
The Big R&D Tax Relief Survey
R&D tax relief is still an underutilised incentive for UK businesses undertaking innovative projects. We need you to help us understand why. Spend ten minutes...
Partner with us.
We’ve partnered with some of the biggest and best trade associations in the UK to support their members, working together to keep these industries strong, and the UK at the forefront of global innovation.Learn more
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Cabcare Products – Eligible R&D projects going back two financial years
Cabcare Products Limited (Cabcare) are a leading designer and manufacturer of vandal and demolition guards for all types of construction vehicles.
BCD Chartered Accountants partners with MPA
BCD’s dedication to providing their clients, who work across several different industries, with a service tailored to their individual requirements has earned them their position as a top 10 accountancy firm in Birmingham. And it’s this commitment to delivering the best possible service to their clients which prompted them to speak to MPA.
Bee Lighting - MPA sheds light on R&D Tax Credits
Bee Lighting is profiting from R&D Tax Credits, enabling the rapidly growing company to further invest in staff, equipment and new facilities.
Fern-Howard Lighting - Assembling a Solid Case
An R&D Tax Credit claim partnership with MPA translated into a bottom-line business benefit for Fern-Howard.
Productiv - Maxing the Tax Relief for Technology
MPA’s technical expertise and sector knowledge have supported Productiv through its successful R&D Tax Credits journey.
48.3 Scaffold Design - Demystifying HMRC's rules around qualifying activities
Working with MPA made the R&D Tax Relief claim process easier for 48.3 Scaffold Design.
R&D Tax Credits: Not just a numbers exercise
Industry sector knowledge and experience was key to building an R&D Tax Credit claim for Doc-Works. MPA was able to define exactly which activities represented an advance or innovation.
Partnership pays off
A&J Global Designs is a successful SME employing 10 staff across two manufacturing sites. The company provides specialist and innovative tooling solutions for the automotive sector.
A Switch in Time
5th Dimension Tooling Ltd offers a professional tool design and development service to its clients, using the latest CAD/CAM software packages, plus three and five axis CNC machining. Its focus is on constantly improving existing products and processes, and developing the new processes required to meet constantly evolving requirements from the aerospace, automotive and medical markets.
The science behind working with an expert
Offering a flexible, highly skilled service to meet the needs of a wide range of biopharmaceutical companies, NeuroSolutions is a leading contract research organisation. It provides technically demanding electrophysiology to the biopharmaceutical industry and specialises in the design and delivery of focused preclinical research packages from the single cell through to whole animal investigations.
MPA sheds light on qualifying activity for Collier Webb
Collier Webb, known for their unique lighting, furniture and hardware, struggled to see which projects qualified for R&D tax credits. They were surprised to see how much they could claim, after speaking with an MPA Technical Analyst.
Using grants and tax credits to develop life-saving software
Launched as a spin-out from the University of Oxford in 2010, Brainomix Limited is a software company with a vision to become a world leader in imaging software to support clinical decision making for neurological and cerebrovascular diseases.
Innovation drives China growth
Established in 1979, Focus SB is a luxury electrical wiring accessory manufacturer based in East Sussex, whose bespoke products have so far sold to over 400 luxury hotels, heritage buildings and high-end residential properties in the UK, Middle East and most recently China.
Logistex R&D supports revolutionary NHS electronic prescription service
Logistex is a world-leading designer and supplier of integrated storage and materials handling systems. From its UK head office, it supplies and supports intelligent, productive, bespoke and cost-effective warehouse management solutions to clients across a variety of sectors. Their collaborative approach to business has earned them large clients such as Superdrug, B&Q and QUIZ Clothing.
Launch of revolutionary Vü takes MedTech industry by storm
Scientists and engineers behind Pop-Bio Imaging, a division of the Pop-Bio Group based in Cambridge, have developed an innovative new technology to carry out gel and blot imaging which facilitates medical research and drug development.
Keeping the lights on with R&D tax credits
The phrase “good things come in small packages” comes to mind when thinking about Haberdashery. From their studio in Dalston, London their team of highly skilled designers are creating massive waves in the global lighting industry. For over 10 years Haberdashery has been dedicated to its vision to transform the experience of the spaces that we occupy with the power of light.
HMRC delay on R&D Tax Credit claims
MPA is aware that HMRC has placed a hold on the payment of some research and development tax credit claims. and urge anyone looking to...
Sunak urges businesses to invest in innovation
Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a speech at the CBI annual dinner urging businesses to invest in innovation.
UK inflation rockets to 40-year peak, sparking calls for action
Britain's inflation rate has surged to a 40-year high on soaring energy costs, official data showed Wednesday, sparking calls for an emergency government budget to...
Climate-stricken world needs renewables Marshall Plan: UN chief
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Wednesday outlined what amounts to a global Marshall Plan for ushering in a world powered by renewable energy rather than coal,...
UK unveils radical rewrite of EU pact for N. Ireland
The UK government on Tuesday unveiled a plan to drastically overhaul post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland, arguing the changes are needed to end political...
Northampton Saints end of season awards
Northampton Saints supporters can now cast their votes for the Club’s 2021-22 End of Season Awards.
UK unemployment dips but wages hit by inflation
Britain's unemployment rate has fallen further to a near five-decade low, official data showed Tuesday, but the value of wages continues to erode as inflation...
UK to unveil unilateral plans for post-Brexit trade in N.Ireland
Britain will detail Tuesday how it plans to overhaul post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland which have sparked a political crisis in the province, amid...