We meet Cooden Tax Consulting (CTC) via referral and found the process both a useful and insightful exercise. The CTC team were informative and diligent in every step leaving us to provide information as needed while staying focused on operating our business.
Reply from Cooden Tax Consulting: Hi Nathan, thanks for the review, it was really interesting working with you and the team, delighted that you have managed to get the project to go live last year and that we managed to help you with a successful tax reclaim.
Whats not to like about this guy. Simon isn't your boring finance guy. He is personable, articulate, humorous but knows his stuff and will sort out your R&D or accounting issues with Aplomb. Use him and his company in the knowledge that you are in very safe hands....
I met Simon from Cooden Tax Consulting at the Ask The Expert Event. He gave me some really useful tips and ideas for my bookkeeping business. Having met Simon, I wouldn't hesitate to contact him for any help and advice on Tax relief in the future.
Reply from Cooden Tax Consulting: Thanks for the review Katie, good luck with the bookkeeping business, you'll do really well. If you come across a business doing something interesting with Science or Technology, you know where we are.
In November 2016, Mandy B said:
Simon makes a difficult subject look uncomplicated. He goes out of his way to explain it in layman terms and help you understand the process. Its free money effectively for something that you have already or will be developing . Worth a chat even if nothing comes from it , you never know. Who knew tax could be interesting! Thanks Simon for making a hard subject understandable and easy to talk about. A man in finance that has a sense of humour, they do exist!
Reply from Cooden Tax Consulting: Thanks Mandy, it is a tricky subject, but it is well worth looking into for a variety of companies and who knows if I keep finding them, when I need another person, I know where to come to find them.
In November 2016, Andy J said:
We highly recommend Cooden Tax Consulting to other businesses. We saved £49k. We have really benefited from Simon’s work. He asks the right questions, crunches everything and knows what he needs to do to get results. we can’t think of anything Simon could do to improve his service. We have already recommended him to other business owners. Working with him is a real win-win situation.
I've not personally used Simon's services but I see him at a lot of local business events and there is always people queuing up to speak with him. Simon really knows his stuff. He is so passionate about everything he does when it comes to R&D Tax relief and so much more. What's more he speaks to you in a way that non tax brains can understand it and process. If you run a company you NEED to speak with Simon.
Fantastic service from Simon at Cooden Tax Consultants. I didn't think we had much R&D spend but, with Simon's detailed understanding of what constitutes R&D in all its forms, there was a lot more that we could claim. He is clearly an expert in the subject, and although our claim wasn't huge it's definitely worth pursuing. A great service from a friendly and expert team.
Simon is the most amicable and professional Tax Consultant I have dealt with. He will give you straightforward honest advice in a manner that us non understanding tax individuals can relate to, highly recommended.
The service from Simon and Cooden Tax Consulting was brilliant, from the initial point of contact and thier desire to fully understand our requirement, the guidance and direction provided by Simon and of course the successful submission of our R&D Tax relief claim. Simon did a fantastic job understanding our business and the type of work we undertake quickly and accurately, which led to a straightforward, successful claim. I would not hesitate recommending Cooden Tax Consulting.
Reply from Cooden Tax Consulting: Thanks David, it was great that you sought us out, and I am glad we made it worth your while, looking forward to the next claim.
Very pleased to work with Simon & absolutely confident in leaving my client in his capable hands
Reply from Cooden Tax Consulting: Thanks Bernard, very interesting client who really wants to change the way his industry works. Certainly someone to watch.
In September 2016, David R said:
When meeting with businesses to discuss supporting them with their business marketing in Eastbourne I always look for businesses with a generous nature willing to support community initiatives and events. This year Simon has really impressed me with his support for a number of local charity events and he even invited me to a Cricket event he was a sponsor for in Bexhill. In addition to being charitable Simon also makes regular quality contributions to our business marketing workshops and put forward suggestions how to make thebestof Eastbourne even better for its business members.
Absolutely love this guy. He is intelligent, a great laugh and a lovely friend. He was kind enough to sponsor a charity event I put on earlier this year and it was a pleasure to be involved with him. He just makes me wish I was clever enough to design something that I can claim R and D tax relief on so that I could give him more business but unfortunately I am not, I will certainly be telling everyone about him though and highly recommend him if you are!
Definitely the guy to go to for for advice on R&D tax relief. Simon is highly knowledgeable in his area of expertise and very easy to converse with explaining everything in understandable terms. Highly recommended!
I have worked with Simon during the course of the year, as well as worked for him. My experience of Simon is very professional, approachable and very supportive of other small business owners and charities. Simon is very knowledgeable in his field and I understand has produced some great results for his customers.
Simon provided a great service for our company. I hadn't even realised that software companies could qualify for R&D tax relief but Simon held our hand through the process and provided reassurance that we were genuine applicants with a sound case. We got over £15,000 corporation tax back!
Reply from Cooden Tax Consulting: Thanks Phil, it was great working with you, particularly with the Social Responsibility nature of your business. Look forward to catching up with the next claim.