John makes the submission process really smooth. He is always able to get the best responses from the accountants in an easy, timely manner. He makes it easy for them…Now our accountants know him and know what to expect.Matt Wood, Partner, CAB Studios
About CAB Studios
CAB Studios is a full-service marketing agency, providing top-end digital platforms and applications to a diverse range of businesses. Partner, Matt Wood, describes it as a “high-paced and fun” place to work. Since 2011 CAB Studios has grown significantly from 15 employees to 37, with further expansion planned.
As with many businesses, 2020/2021 was a difficult year for CAB Studios, with their biggest challenge ultimately being cashflow. Many of their clients are in hospitality, which has meant that the flow of work has been very stop start. Throughout the year, they have needed to invest a lot more than ever in supporting their staff through the lockdowns and furloughs. Unfortunately they were not eligible for any grants or additional support, so R&D tax credits have provided a valuable boost to their cashflow.
CAB Studios is always striving to provide innovative ways to help their clients communicate to end-customers. Utilising the latest web technologies is key and has been a major factor in its growth and establishment as a premier digital marketing agency.
CAB Studios had been frustrated with the service from previous suppliers, but working with John was, “like a breath of fresh air” says Matt Wood. Matt puts this down to John’s, “exceptional knowledge of software” and his ability to expertly facilitate the conversation to extract the pertinent pieces of information relevant to the claim.
Matt told us that he and his technical director no longer dread the process and that they only want to work with John in future. "The advantage is that you will always get to work with John…He could make so many people happier through this process and I’ve told so many other business owners about him and how easy it is."
"In the better years, R&D Tax Credits have allowed us to grow and in the poorer years, they've stopped us shrinking, which is equally as important...We started with a technical director and one other. We now have a full team of six developers and a continued focus on getting much bigger projects over the line" says Matt.