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Motorsport R&D Tax Credit Information Update Programme - Workshop 2

15 July 2015

Location: bf1systems, Diss, Norfolk

Motorsport R&D Tax Credit
Information Update Programme


Workshop 2 kindly hosted by

Wednesday 15 July 2015
bf1systems, Diss, Norfolk

According to the UK government “R&D Tax credits are the single most important funds for SME’s in the UK”. If you do not currently claim, or are unsure how to do so, the MIA’s ‘R&D Tax Credit Information Update Programme’ can help you.

Many motorsport companies stand to benefit substantially from the R&D Tax Credit scheme, yet most do not successfully claim their share. The MIA’s 2013 National Review of the Motorsport Valley Business Cluster found that:

  • 15% of motorsport companies spent OVER 25% of sales turnover on R&D

  • Motorsport companies spent an average of 12% of sales turnover on R&D


  • Only 20% claimed an R&D tax credit in the last 3 years, with just 13% registering patents

This comprehensive programme of quarterly half-day workshops is organised in partnership with HMRC, and professional industry tax experts. Each exclusive workshop will provide delegates with ‘tried and tested’ advice and assistance to help you claim, based on successful real-life case study examples from your motorsport industry peers. 

Each workshop will provide:

  • CURRENT overview of the R&D Tax Credits scheme, including ‘Patent Box’
  • PROFESSIONAL advice and guidance, using real-life case study examples
  • ONE-TO-ONE consultations and networking with fellow-industry delegates and experts
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout


“We claimed under the R&D Tax Credit Scheme right from the beginning about ten years ago.”
“If we are to maintain a manufacturing base here in the UK, then being innovative and having that innovation encouraged and supported by HMRC in this way is vital.”

Alistair Fergusson, Managing Director, Alcon Components Ltd


bf1systems is a UK based supplier of electronic, electrical and composite solutions to the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries. Originally established over 20 years ago, the business now supplies wiring harnesses, tyre pressure and temperature monitoring systems and force measurement solutions to every major race series around the globe. As well as supplying motorsport, bf1systems are a Tier 1 supplier to high performance road cars, for manufacturers including Bugatti, Aston Martin, Pagani, McLaren and Lamborghini. bf1sytems are also working extensively within aerospace, using Wire in Composites (WiC) technology, where the benefits of robust, lightweight solutions are being recognised on the next generation of aircraft.


The tour of the facilities will cover the composites design, manufacturing and inspection facility, the wiring harness design and production department, and the electronics design and production department. During the tour the bf1systems staff will be happy to answer questions, and visitors will also be able to see examples of bf1systems products including Formula 1 steering wheels, wiring harnesses from Formula 1 and LMP applications and tyre pressure monitoring products used on road and race cars.


NOTE: To ensure the most focused, relevant advice, delegate places are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Pricing (includes workshop and lunch):*

  • MIA Member - £20 + VAT

  • Non-member - £30 + VAT

USEFUL INFORMATION: Please visit the Programme page HERE.

Secure your place, and claim your share!

For more information please contact Carrim Bundhun on +44 (0)2476 692 600
 or email carrim.bundhun@the-mia.com

* Terms & Conditions apply