Counting King joins HOST as an Industry Partner for its training programmes

HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology, is pleased to announce its partnership with Counting King, a specialist research and development (R&D) tax credit consultancy.

Counting King is supporting HOST as an industry partner for HOST 50 and the Innovation & Business Growth Programme, helping to deliver expert advice and personalised one-to-ones on R&D tax credit to start ups and SMEs.

The business is also joining HOST as a tenant and will be opening a new office on HOST’s fifth floor with space for up to 20 people. Counting King work with UK limited companies, taking the stress and effort out of submitting labour intensive technical reports and detailed financial calculations to HMRC. Established in 2018, it has grown year on year and has clients and a network of referring accountants across the UK.
It offers specialist consultants such as ex-HMRC inspectors, IP and patent lawyers and Innovate UK experts, who enhance the process and are always on hand to make sure the best possible advice is available to clients.

Mo Isap, CEO of IN4.0 Group, the operators of HOST, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Counting King to the HOST community, not only as a key industry partner but also as a tenant and member of the hub. Gary and Sam’s R&D tax expertise is invaluable to start-ups and SMEs who may need guidance on their eligibility for tax incentives. This is a hugely beneficial and cost-saving activity for businesses, so we’re really pleased to offer this support and advice to the ambitious entrepreneurs on our business growth programmes.”

Gary Hilton, Head of R&D Consultancy at Counting King, said: “The collaboration within the community is going to be immense and create opportunities to catapult your business to the next level. Our goal is to help nurture business ideas for start-ups and provide sound knowledge and proactive advice to growing companies by discussing funding opportunities.”

“We can genuinely relate to the types of businesses that will benefit from HOST 50 and the Innovation & Business Growth Programme. We are a growing company ourselves and constantly look for ways to innovate and improve our service and processes. Being surrounded by like-minded businesses who can share hints, tips and expertise will enable all of the community to grow faster and further than traditionally possible.”