Helping businesses secure and maximise R&D tax credits and grants


Kuju Entertainment & Zoe Mode
Kuju Entertainment & Zoe Mode

I would most definitely recommend Myriad Associates, they are professional, efficient and focused.

Brett Moris
Chief Financial Officer, Kuju Entertainment & Zoe Mode

Kuju Entertainment (Headstrong Games) and Zoe Mode Entertainment work with leading video games publishers to develop retail and digital-delivery products across all major current-generation home consoles and mobile devices.

Based in Borough, London, Kuju is one of the UK’s longest-standing independent video games developers. Since 1998, Kuju has built over 100 video games.

Brighton based Zoe Mode make simple, social games that are effortlessly fun but don’t take themselves too seriously.

Company: Kuju Entertainment & Zoe Mode
Sector: Video Games Industry
Eligible R&D Project Value: £4.2m
Location: London, Brighton and Worldwide
Number of Employees: 350

The opportunity

Kuju Entertainment and Zoe Mode Entertainment were claiming R&D Tax Credits with the assistance of their accountants when they ran into a number of technical hurdles.

They reached out to Myriad Associates who specialise in R&D Tax Relief claims on behalf of computer game developers. Myriad very quickly resolved the technical issues and in addition were able to increase the scope and size of the R&D tax credits claim.

We engaged Myriad Associates because of their expertise and knowledge when it comes to claiming R&D Tax Relief. This is a very complex area of tax law and we felt that it would be best to get guidance from the experts.

Brett Morris, Chief Financial Officer, Kuju Entertainment and Zoe Mode Entertainment

The process

Myriad Associates undertook a thorough review of Kuju Entertainment’s and Zoe Mode Entertainment’s development projects, to establish those that qualified for R&D Tax Relief.  Myriad Associates completed a detailed schedule of projects and provided easy to understand costing templates.

Myriad Associates' Technical Consultants then interviewed their key technical staff, which enabled them to produce very accurate and detailed technical reports for the client to review.

Their technical knowledge of the statutes as well as their technical knowledge of video games allowed us to have a very good set of documentation to present to HM Revenue and Customs.

Brett Morris, Chief Financial Officer, Kuju Entertainment and Zoe Mode Entertainment

Myriad Associates' qualified Cost Accountant analysed Kuju’s and Zoe Mode’s cost base to capture all claimable R&D expenditure to ensure that their R&D tax credits claims were fully optimised.

The reward

Peace of mind that future R&D tax credits claims will be fully maximised by an R&D tax expert that specialises in video games development claims.

Myriad Associates have assisted Kuju Entertainment and Zoe Mode Entertainment with their R&D tax credits claims since 2012. In that time, Myriad Associates have successfully identified £4.2m of R&D expenditure across the Catalis Group’s companies.

Going forward, Myriad Associates will be working with Kuju and Zoe Mode to combine their R&D Tax Relief and Video Games Tax Relief Claims.

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Please contact us to discuss how working with Myriad Associates can maximise and secure R&D funding opportunities for your business.

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