Sarah Collins

Head of Research and Development, RIFT R&D Tax Credits

Sarah joined Rift Research and Development in 2015 as a Senior Consultant specialising in the construction sector, becoming Head of Department in 2016.

Sarah is a registered PRINCE2 practitioner and a qualified teacher. Sarah was a lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University and spent over 5 years teaching BSc Sociology. Seven years’ experience within the public sector, focused on service improvement and project management, has given Sarah an in-depth understanding of the complex processes and procedures within the construction industry.

Working closely with the construction industry has given Sarah an appreciation for the often unrecognised innovation that takes place at all levels. This enables her to readily identify potential tax credit opportunities for clients. Combining her knowledge of government, HMRC and industry Sarah is able to fluently translate the implications of that practical on-site work into a successful claim with HMRC.

Sarah is a technical expert in R&D and specialises in construction. She has worked on European Funded Projects, assisting SMEs in accessing fore-sighting and innovation information, specifically relating to emerging technology growth areas. .

Session Details

Maximizing R&D Tax Relief in The Construction Industry

Brunel Room: 10:30am - 11:00am
We are seeing a vast amount of change within the construction industry from BIM, Digitalisation, Off Site/near Site/ Modular construction to AI, Robotics and 3D Printing. There is a huge amount of investment in doing things Faster, Cheaper or Greener to meet the Governments targets for 2025. With all this investment in Innovation it is surprising that the Construction Industry accounts for 2% of claims for R&D Tax Relief. Are you missing out on the Governments largest contributor to funding innovation? Come along and find out what activity qualifies and what it’s worth to your business.

9.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 5.30pm
Dinner served 6.30pm

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