ABOUT US

Our past is one we don’t mind catching up with us. We’re pretty proud of where we have come from – if you are curious, follow our timeline to see for yourself …

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May 2011

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Autumn 2013

GRANTTREE FOUNDED

First client signed up

First Grant filed

FIRST SUCCESSFUL GRANT

First remote team member

First year ends with £80k turnover

£1M RAISED IN
GOVERNMENT FUNDING

First UK team member, and first
office in Stamford Street

Second year ends with £300k turnover

Our team grows – first sales team member

We move to HubWest – 5 team members

£5M RAISED IN
GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Our first non-shared office in Hewett Street.
Over 10 of us now

We break £1m turnover

WE BEGIN OUR JOURNEY
TOWARDS OPEN CULTURE

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SOME OF OUR DELIGHTED CLIENTS

Kano Company Logo
duedil
stack exchange logo
Market Invoice logo

May 2014

July 2014

Christmas 2014

Spring 2015

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September 2015

February 2016

May 2016

September 2016

March 2017

July 2017

£10m raised in government funding

FIRST IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE ADVICE PROCESS

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First team-led pay review

20 TEAM MEMBERS

£20m raised in government funding

We moved into Treehouse,
our new office building and project

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£30M RAISED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Granttree hits 1000 claims filed!

£40M RAISED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

£50M RAISED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

£60M RAISED IN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

MEET OUR TEAM

A note on our job titles
We don’t have “bosses” here at GrantTree. No one is line managed by anyone. Also, each member of the team covers different roles within the company. Just like one role may be covered by multiple team members. This means that our job titles are just a way to translate information in a format that is easier to understand outside GrantTree. We use them to condense the main area of action, the years of experience and the broadness of a skill set. But a “director” is not at the top of anything, here. In fact, we don’t use these titles internally. It’s just one of the many unique aspects of our journey to Open Culture. Confused but curious about this? Let’s talk about it!

Will
Director Of Grants

Will has an MSc in Environmental Economics and an MBA. Prior to GrantTree he worked on Agri-Tech projects in a sub-Saharan African context and also a marine infrastructure project in the Southwest of England. He’s super enthusiastic about all things tech, in the grant/tax credit space or to do with surfing. Feel free to drop him a line to discuss any of the above

Jason
Business Development Director

Jason joined GrantTree after gaining first class honours in a startup-focused degree. Since 2012 he has helped our clients to raise in excess of £4million – and counting.

Lena
Digital Marketing Manager

Lena has been working as social & digital marketing specialist for nearly a decade, supporting a range of industries from a scientific membership organisation to a logistics start up and a global bank. She loves a good Insta story and Facebook group chat.

Amy
R&D Tax Credit Consultant

As a former mathlete with a Masters in Real Estate Development, Amy has never shied away from numbers. She has extensive experience and interest in the tech industry, and runs her own “side hustle” research project in her free time, a Horizon 2020 funded project. Amy joined GrantTree in March 2017, and has been enjoying sinking her teeth into processing claims for our amazing clients! Amy’s other passions include reading, travelling, and anything related to musicals.

Paulina
Founder

AKA “Pow!” GrantTree founder, public speaker, über-networker. Her superpower: the ability to turn anything into a dirty joke. She is also an A-Speaker (check her profile on the A-Speaker website here).

Tinuke
Office Manager

Tin is our Office Manager aka, mother hen of the office. She also helps run Treehouse, keeping people fed and happy

Chris
R&D Consultant

Chris’ passion for tech saw him go straight from a marketing, advertising and PR degree to the world of technology. Before life at GrantTree, Chris has worked client side, with mobile technology start-ups (including his own), and agency-side with global brands looking to innovate.

Daniel
Team Founder And CEO

AKA Swombat. Serial entrepreneur, tech geek and startup blogger, prolific HN commenter. GrantTree founder. His superpower: the ability to turn anything into a so-called “dan joke”.

Nicky
Finance Director

Nicky’s background is in finance management across a variety of industries including shipping, FMCG, recruitment and hospitality. She’s also nearing the end of her CIMA struggle to be an accredited finance nerd, so she can command even the toughest of numbers at her fingertips.

Martin
R&D Tax Credit Technical Consultant

With a background in electrical installation engineering and a penchant for creative writing, Martin decided to study journalism and began writing about technology, often at the intersection with business. He eventually found his way to GrantTree’s technical writing team where he now oversees the technical side of our R&D Tax Credits claims.

Kweku
Partnerships Manager

Kweku is GrantTree’s uber-whizz Partnership Manager. He has previous experience in startups, managing commercial partnerships and investor communities… with a few stories to go with it! If you’re doing interesting things in the startup space, he’s your guy. Roof-terrace-dwelling crumpet-enthusiast.

Robin
Innovation Consultant

After 15 years working as a tech consultant and project leader, Robin has mastered the skill of programming devices by simply staring at them sternly. He is also an experienced grant writer and has many significant successful bids under his grant-writing belt.

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Emma
R&D Tax Credit Consultant

After spending nearly six years working in Investment Banking, Emma decided to shake up her client base by moving over to GrantTree and delving into the world of start-ups and growing businesses. She has a first class Economics degree from Bath University and is a yoga and travel enthusiast.

Nancy
New Business Development

Bio coming soon!

William
Account Manager

Will joined us after a graduate scheme and career in professional services. Having worked for some of the biggest companies in the world, he decided to see what life is like on the other end of the scale. Safe to say that he's loving it, and now oversees our account management function.

Nickie
Innovation Consultant

After a PhD in Polymers, Nickie spent 15+ years bidding for and running R&D programmes specialising in non-metallic materials for engineering applications across medical, chemical, civil, automotive, aerospace and O&G sectors. Nickie has successfully helped numerous companies across a whole range of technology areas access to grant funding for their innovation projects.

Cat
Treehouse Manager

Cat studied Media Production in Dublin City University before joining GrantTree running all things Treehouse (GrantTree’s co-working space). Cat looks after office maintenance and facilities, keeps us in supplies and organises events and entertainment. Without Cat we would be a hungry, cold and bored workforce.

Greenie
Chief Technology Officer

Greenie moved from Hong Kong to join GrantTree in 2013. She combines three superpowers: a law degree, a computer science masters, and some serious tax kung-fu.

Mica
Talent Partner

Mica, mainly referred to as Meesh, began working GrantTree after 7 years creating better work environments and attracting top talent for creative and digital companies. When she’s not feeding her popcorn addiction she’s helping GrantTree bring in new team members who can help our vision of bringing the future closer.

Rowan
Managing Director: R&D Tax Credit

Rowan has a solid financial background even before joining GrantTree’s ranks. He spent 7 years trading in the City, has a Computer Science degree from Trinity College Dublin and is the dynamic driving force towards spearheading new and innovative products for GrantTree – watch this space!

Sam
R&D Tax Credit Consultant

Sam graduated from Portsmouth University with a degree in Business Economics and is spreading his wings in the financial sector by filing R&D Tax Credits at GrantTree

Pippa
Marketing Manager

After first joining GrantTree as a Funding Specialist, Pippa wanted to draw on her previous experience in a global media agency and stepped into the marketing role of the business. She is formidable with her grammar and can spot a misplaced apostrophe at 100 paces.

Christopher
R&D Tax Credit Technical Consultant

Bio coming soon!

Alexandra
New Business Development

Natalia
R&D Tax Credit Consultant

Bio coming soon!

Richard
Chief Innovation Officer

Over the last 15 years Richard has founded three start-ups and successfully raised substantial funds through private and public channels. He is a seriously experienced grant consultant and will stop at nothing until your business realises its potential.

Alessandro
Marketing Director

Alessandro (you can call him Al) has been in the digital and marketing industries since 1999 when he started working in a web agency. Since then, he went through marketing, advertising, a fashion company, he survived the digital revolution, moved to London and started rocking bow ties like there’s no tomorrow.

Joe
Financial Controller

After completing a degree in Financial Economics, Joe has worked in the finance sector and most recently for a construction startup based in the Middle East, before journeying back over to the UK and touching down in GrantTree, where he has been bulldozing his way through R&D Tax Credit claims.

Jeff
R&D Tax Credit Consultant

Our resident globe-trotter, Jeff spent several years spent working and studying around Europe (Ireland, Holland, Italy, Austria, Sweden), before finally landing at GrantTree; he always brings his friendly Canadian approach to working with clients.

And You?
Job Title

Check out the Careers page if you want to know more about working at GrantTree, find out about open positions or join our recruitment mailing list to stay up to date.

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SOME OF OUR DELIGHTED CLIENTS

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Market Invoice logo
product health company
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duedil
Kano Company Logo
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