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graham chambers

I’m a strategic, commercial and partnerships professional with more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles within the software sector. At Areande, I help businesses to make use of tax relief incentives and ensure they get the reward they deserve for investing in innovation. I work with companies of all sizes across every sector to make this happen. 

With access to industry-specific experts from a multitude of sectors, I can maximise both your chance of success and the value of your claim. At Areande, we make claiming tax relief the simplest process on the market. R&D tax relief represents a largely untapped resource that can transform your business. Regardless of your industry or sector, spending money developing or improving new products, services or processes qualifies you as eligible for tax relief. What’s more, our technology guarantees the process is fast, efficient and transparent. 

Get in touch today for more information!

I’m a strategic, commercial and partnerships professional with more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles within the software sector. At Areande, I help businesses to make use of tax relief incentives and ensure they get the reward they deserve for investing in innovation. I work with companies of all sizes across every sector to make this happen.

With access to industry-specific experts from a multitude of sectors, I can maximise both your chance of success and the value of your claim. At Areande, we make claiming tax relief the simplest process on the market. R&D tax relief represents a largely untapped resource that can transform your business. Regardless of your industry or sector, spending money developing or improving new products, services or processes qualifies you as eligible for tax relief. What’s more, our technology guarantees the process is fast, efficient and transparent.

Get in touch today for more information!

karina palmer
palmer

Areande is a modern and dynamic innovation tax relief company. As a partnership director, I work with a diverse portfolio of businesses-all shapes, sizes and industries. I help them to claim tax relief on innovation projects which in turn allows them to reinvest in innovation, hire new staff and ultimately grow their business to become stronger and more competitive.

With over 25 years’ experience working within the ‘Big 4’ accountancy arena, I use my extensive knowledge and expertise to always meet my client’s objectives. Areande team and I ensure every claim is maximised and reinvestment opportunities are made available.

Areande remove the complexities and tedium from claiming tax relief. Our innovative technology makes the process simple and time efficient and our approachable team ensure our clients best interests are paramount.

R&D is not just for the tech giants! Regardless of your industry or sector, spending money on developing or improving new products, services or processes qualifies you as eligible for tax relief. 

I regularly host webinars and seminars to provide insightful training and would love the opportunity to discuss this with you further to demonstrate how Areande can help your business.

Areande is a modern and dynamic innovation tax relief company. As a partnership director, I work with a diverse portfolio of businesses-all shapes, sizes and industries. I help them to claim tax relief on innovation projects which in turn allows them to reinvest in innovation, hire new staff and ultimately grow their business to become stronger and more competitive.

With over 25 years’ experience working within the ‘Big 4’ accountancy arena, I use my extensive knowledge and expertise to always meet my client’s objectives. Areande team and I ensure every claim is maximised and reinvestment opportunities are made available.

Areande remove the complexities and tedium from claiming tax relief. Our innovative technology makes the process simple and time efficient and our approachable team ensure our clients best interests are paramount.

R&D is not just for the tech giants! Regardless of your industry or sector, spending money on developing or improving new products, services or processes qualifies you as eligible for tax relief. 

I regularly host webinars and seminars to provide insightful training and would love the opportunity to discuss this with you further to demonstrate how Areande can help your business.

Michael davie
michael

I help innovative companies to recoup some of the costs they have spent making their business smarter and enable them to grow with R&D tax incentives. Areande has the most streamlined process of filing tax relief. We use technology and great people skills to make what is normally a tedious process, pain free!

The other side of my role includes providing my network of partners with the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle R&D claims effectively and efficiently!

Before Areande, I spent many years working within the technology and finance sectors. My experience has taught me to take a consultative approach with my clients. I provide all of my clients with exactly what need to maintain their pace of growth, even if that means sometimes saying “Sorry, this isn’t something I can fix, but I know who can.”

My key areas of expertise include people, training, process, sales, business development and account management.

I help innovative companies to recoup some of the costs they have spent making their business smarter and enable them to grow with R&D tax incentives. Areande has the most streamlined process of filing tax relief. We use technology and great people skills to make what is normally a tedious process, pain free!

The other side of my role includes providing my network of partners with the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle R&D claims effectively and efficiently!

Before Areande, I spent many years working within the technology and finance sectors. My experience has taught me to take a consultative approach with my clients. I provide all of my clients with exactly what need to maintain their pace of growth, even if that means sometimes saying “Sorry, this isn’t something I can fix, but I know who can.”

My key areas of expertise include people, training, process, sales, business development and account management.

James randall
James Randall

With over 20 years’ extensive experience in the fields of telecoms, tech, manufacturing, and utilities, I assist businesses with recouping some of the costs spent on innovation. I work with companies from all shapes, sizes and industries to claim tax relief allowing them to reinvest in innovation, hire new staff and ultimately GROW.

Regardless of your sector, spending funds developing or improving new products, services or processes qualifies you as eligible for tax relief. Areande makes what is normally a complex and tedious process, simple. We always ensure to raise the bar and forge fulfilling relationship with partners and clients.

I have developed high-quality strategic tax relief advice for innovative businesses around the UK. 

James Randall

With over 20 years’ extensive experience in the fields of telecoms, tech, manufacturing, and utilities, I assist businesses with recouping some of the costs spent on innovation. I work with companies from all shapes, sizes and industries to claim tax relief allowing them to reinvest in innovation, hire new staff and ultimately GROW.

Regardless of your sector, spending funds developing or improving new products, services or processes qualifies you as eligible for tax relief. Areande makes what is normally a complex and tedious process, simple. We always ensure to raise the bar and forge fulfilling relationship with partners and clients.

I have developed high-quality strategic tax relief advice for innovative businesses around the UK. 

sam jadavji

I have over two decades of experience in business growth across a diverse set of fast-paced businesses and have also been involved with alternative therapy for the last five years. I love helping people and working with Areande, I can help companies recoup significant funds spent on research and development to make their business more efficient by claiming innovation tax relief from HMRC.

Currently less than 1% of UK businesses are claiming innovation tax relief; most companies don’t even realize what they’re doing makes them eligible. I aim to change this.

I have a wide network of partners and work closely with all my clients to identify activities and costs that can be claimed by using technology and an expert team with extensive industry expertise meaning clients are fully informed and claims are maximized.

This makes a normally tedious process easy and rewarding for all parties.

I have over two decades of experience in business growth across a diverse set of fast-paced businesses and have also been involved with alternative therapy for the last five years. I love helping people and working with Areande, I can help companies recoup significant funds spent on research and development to make their business more efficient by claiming innovation tax relief from HMRC.

Currently less than 1% of UK businesses are claiming innovation tax relief; most companies don’t even realize what they’re doing makes them eligible. I aim to change this.

I have a wide network of partners and work closely with all my clients to identify activities and costs that can be claimed by using technology and an expert team with extensive industry expertise meaning clients are fully informed and claims are maximized.

This makes a normally tedious process easy and rewarding for all parties.

graham lipman
lipman

I have over 30 years’ experience working in banking, finance and recruitment and am now responsible for overseeing a large team of sales partners who identify companies eligible to claim research and development tax relief. My goal is to motivate each partner so they can deliver multiple company referrals each month.

I regularly host webinars and seminars to provide insightful training opportunities for my team. I have a diverse portfolio of business contacts that I work diligently with. Client relationship management is a key part of my role. Additionally, I support the recruitment drive for Areande through networking and social platforms.

I am ideally placed to recruit new partners and guide them through the process, providing them with the necessary tools to assist their clients. I am well versed in dealing with clients from all sectors and I specialise in helping them to maximise their potential.

I have over 30 years’ experience working in banking, finance and recruitment and am now responsible for overseeing a large team of sales partners who identify companies eligible to claim research and development tax relief. My goal is to motivate each partner so they can deliver multiple company referrals each month.

I regularly host webinars and seminars to provide insightful training opportunities for my team. I have a diverse portfolio of business contacts that I work diligently with. Client relationship management is a key part of my role. Additionally, I support the recruitment drive for Areande through networking and social platforms.

I am ideally placed to recruit new partners and guide them through the process, providing them with the necessary tools to assist their clients. I am well versed in dealing with clients from all sectors and I specialise in helping them to maximise their potential.

krista novakova
krista

I am a passionate and results-driven professional with a master’s degree in Business Economics and 16 years’ sales experience in worldwide brands in the hospitality and travel sector.

As a Partner Director at Areande, my focus is to learn about companies’ business models and future growth plans to design a bespoke strategy that maximises their R&D claims, allowing them to reinvest in innovation. We utilise the latest technology to make our service fast and easy, and we keep the whole process transparent.

My passion is to build a team of highly skilled partners to provide best in class services to clients. Together, we work with companies of all shapes, sizes and industries to make a positive change.

I am a passionate and results-driven professional with a master’s degree in Business Economics and 16 years’ sales experience in worldwide brands in the hospitality and travel sector.

As a Partner Director at Areande, my focus is to learn about companies’ business models and future growth plans to design a bespoke strategy that maximises their R&D claims, allowing them to reinvest in innovation. We utilise the latest technology to make our service fast and easy, and we keep the whole process transparent.

My passion is to build a team of highly skilled partners to provide best in class services to clients. Together, we work with companies of all shapes, sizes and industries to make a positive change.

kelly staddon
kelly

I am driven , honest and very much a people person. 

My background before Areande  includes expertise in Finance, as well elite sport, health & fitness through to sales. I’m proud to have represented Team GB at numerous competitions around the world, having won medals at the U23 European Championships and holding the British Championship title 5 years running. 

My experience from sport & sales, has taught me how to hit goals and most importantly, how to bring results for my partners and clients. 

I’m here to help facilitate an easy process for my clients, allowing them to claim back the money they rightly deserve through an R&D claim – leaving the claiming to us, whilst you focus on more innovation.

I am driven , honest and very much a people person. 

My background before Areande  includes expertise in Finance, as well elite sport, health & fitness through to sales. I’m proud to have represented Team GB at numerous competitions around the world, having won medals at the U23 European Championships and holding the British Championship title 5 years running. 

My experience from sport & sales, has taught me how to hit goals and most importantly, how to bring results for my partners and clients. 

I’m here to help facilitate an easy process for my clients, allowing them to claim back the money they rightly deserve through an R&D claim – leaving the claiming to us, whilst you focus on more innovation.

sonam bilan
sonam

With a background of over 13 years in the health, fitness, and wellbeing industry and experience working with construction, IT and equipment manufacturers, I have helped many dynamic and innovative businesses realise the potential of R&D tax relief.

My partners and I work to understand your business, future growth plans and strategize your claim accordingly. I want to help as many businesses as possible by sharing the transformative power of an R&D tax claim done right! 

With a background of over 13 years in the health, fitness, and wellbeing industry and experience working with construction, IT and equipment manufacturers, I have helped many dynamic and innovative businesses realise the potential of R&D tax relief.

My partners and I work to understand your business, future growth plans and strategize your claim accordingly. I want to help as many businesses as possible by sharing the transformative power of an R&D tax claim done right!