Gateley Capitus bolsters team with new Head of Research and Development Tax Incentives

Gateley Legal

Leading fiscal incentives consultancy, Gateley Capitus, part of law-led professional services group Gateley, has expanded its offering with the appointment of Peter Jelfs, who joins as Head of Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentives.

Peter will be based in Birmingham overseeing the preparation of R&D tax credit and Patent Box claims and managing the delivery of the service to clients, as Gateley Capitus seeks to expand its R&D tax incentives service.

He joins from EY where he was a senior manager, having previously held a position at HM Revenue and Customs Large Business, working as an R&D and Patent Box Specialist.

Gateley Capitus has an established track record in maximising tax incentives in the UK, as well as the Republic of Ireland, providing services from Birmingham, London, Belfast and Dublin. It operates across a diverse range of sectors and clients, ranging from large corporate clients to single asset-owner managed businesses.

Also joining the Birmingham team is Capital Allowances Consultant Stuart Letasi, who joins after tax consultant positions at Omnicom and FTI Consulting. The expertise within the Gateley Capitus team combines capabilities in surveying, tax, accounting and law.

Aubrey Calderwood, director at Gateley Capitus, said: “Often, businesses carry out R&D activities without even being aware of it. Fundamentally, if a company is carrying out R&D then many costs associated with this process – including utility, building, support staff, consumables, prototyping and even external contractor costs – are often claimable.

“Whether you are investing in developing a new product, system or process, there is a chance that the expenditure you have incurred qualifies for significant tax relief. Peter brings with him a wealth of experience in this area and joins Gateley Capitus at an exciting time as we look to expand our R&D tax incentive service. He and Stuart are both a great fit for our team.”

Peter added: “Joining Gateley Capitus at this time is an attractive prospect for me as the business seeks to enhance its R&D service line. Working in a team that combines skills across surveying, tax, accounting and law is a unique opportunity in this market, and I’m looking forward to joining and contributing to Gateley Capitus’ continued success.”

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