Securing R&D tax relief
Soon after the company was formed, Aiden appointed Goringe Accountants in 2017, following a recommendation from an associate. As an ambitious, fast growing start-up, it was important for the technology company to keep costs down but have a flexible and scalable finance department that could grow with its needs. Therefore, outsourcing its accounts department to Goringe and its highly experienced team of specialists, made perfect financial sense.
Marie Outtier, founder of Aiden:
Goringe came through recommendation. Instantly we saw that their highly skilled team and diverse range of accounting services suited our need for a fully functioning finance department that could oversee and manage all our finance requirements, supporting us as we focus on fast-track business growth.
As well as managing Aiden’s accounts, Goringe was the company’s close financial and tax adviser; instrumental in Aiden being awarded significant Research and Development (R&D) tax relief – a Government incentive designed to reward UK companies for investing in innovation. This money Aiden could use as a valuable source of investment back into the business to accelerate their R&D and further grow the business.
By 2019 Aiden had an 11 strong team, headquartered in London and San Francisco, and raised $2.4m since its inception over two seed rounds.
When Aiden was approached with multiple buy-out offers in 2019, Goringe provided due diligence, delivering financial expert advice and guidance. Goringe has for years, successfully assisted clients with the sale and purchase of companies from a few thousand to multi-million pound transactions. Goringe supported Aiden