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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October 2010

November 2010

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

October 2011

May 2012

June 2012

October 2012

November 2012

February 2013

August 2013

August 2013

October 2013

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

May 2015

September 2015

February 2016

May 2016

September 2016

March 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

MEET OUR TEAM

Andrew Operations Director

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Andrew
Operations Director

Andrew works behind the scenes wrangling with things like data, processes and culture. Piles of elaborate process diagrams around the office bear witness to this healthy obsession.

Ash Funding Specialist

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Ash
Funding Specialist

Ash loves tech and all things legal (he has one degree in each) – so life at GrantTree suits him perfectly. He is perfectly adept in any situation HMRC throws at him … the veritable fielder of R&D Tax Credits.

Daisy R&D Consultant

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Daisy
R&D Consultant

Daisy studied Philosophy at Sussex and has been filing R&D tax credit claims since January 2015 when she joined GrantTree after working in client facing roles in the legal services sector. She’s a perfectionist when it comes to financial calculations and always gets a thrill from ringing our ‘filed a tax credits claim’ bell. Yes, we do have a ‘filed a tax credits claim’ bell … and we love it.

Daniel Teal CEO

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Daniel
Teal 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”.

Chris R&D Consultant

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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.

Greenie Software Developer / Tax Consultant

Greenie
Software Developer / Tax Consultant

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.

Jason Funding Specialist

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Jason
Funding Specialist

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.

Jeff Funding Specialist

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Jeff
Funding Specialist

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.

Joe Funding Specialist

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Joe
Funding Specialist

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.

Tinuke Office Manager

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Tinuke
Office Manager

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

Kweku Partnerships Manager

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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.

RobinInnovation Consultant

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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.

Mike Funding Specialist

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Mike
Funding Specialist

Mike graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Electronics Engineering, and, after a stint in Samsung, wanted to realise his passion for electronics and technology in the startup world, so he made the move to GrantTree and hasn’t looked back since.

Nicky Funding Specialist

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Nicky
Funding Specialist

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.

PaulinaFounder

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Paulina
Founder

AKA “Pow!” GrantTree founder, public speaker, über-networker. Her superpower: the ability to turn anything into a dirty joke.

Pippa Marketing Manager

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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.

Richard Innovation Consultant

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Richard
Innovation Consultant

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.

Rowan New Products Designer

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Rowan
New Products Designer

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 Funding Specialist

Sam
Funding Specialist

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

Will Innovation Consultant

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Will
Innovation Consultant

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

Alessandro Digital Marketing Manager

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Alessandro
Digital Marketing Manager

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.

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SOME OF OUR DELIGHTED CLIENTS

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duedil
Kano Company Logo
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