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Ian Moss joins the Myriad Associates R&D Tax Credit team as Business Development Consultant

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Ian joins the Myriad R&D Tax Credits team at a time of unprecedented growth.

This growth has been driven by Myriad’s success in providing an innovative approach to making claims under the HMRC R&D Tax Credit scheme.

Ian will be joining a winning team of industry experienced experts and as Business Development Consultant, he will be responsible for advising both existing and new clients on how to optimise their R&D Tax Credit claim. Ian will be pivotal in establishing clients’ eligible R&D activities and then will decide the most appropriate Myriad specialists to be deployed onto the project.

During the interview phase, we asked Ian a number of innovative interview questions and have managed to convince him to agree for these to be published on the Myriad website. We are pleased to share with you a few interesting facts about Ian!

What was your first ever job?

During my school years, I had a paper round, but my first job was as a football coach. This originally started as a voluntary role, but once I had completed my qualifications, I was able to run a mini-kickers school on Saturday mornings for 5 to 11 year olds as part of the football in the community scheme.

If you weren’t a tax consultant what would you have been?

I’ve always had a joint interest in both commerce and sport. Whilst at University, I studied both Business Management and Sports Education so had I not gone into tax consultancy, I may have pursued a career in teaching or coaching. I still continue to coach both football and cricket at youth level, which gives me great satisfaction, but I do very much enjoy being involved in R&D tax consultancy.

What is your favourite hobby?

Most of my hobbies are sports related. Much of my youth was spent playing football, cricket and tennis. Unfortunately, my football career was prematurely ended due to injury, but I continue to play competitive cricket for Hagley Cricket Club in Worcestershire and hockey for Kidderminster Hockey Club. I like to keep active and enjoy walking and cycling, but also like to relax in front of the TV or with a book.

What is the best thing about your role?

I have a genuine interest in technology and innovation and what I enjoy the most about my role is being able to learn more about a company and their development work. If I am able to assist these companies in securing funding which will enable them to continue their development projects, I will achieve great satisfaction in my work.

What is the most challenging aspect of your role?

To date, I have found convincing companies that their work meets the criteria for making a successful R&D Tax Credit Claim the most challenging.

There remains much uncertainty regarding a company’s eligibility to claim but in reality, it is available to any company involved in problem solving activities seeking to create new or improve existing products or processes. There are additional factors that must be satisfied in order to make a successful R&D Tax Credit Claim but the scheme is available to all industries. I am often able to establish a company’s eligibility to claim during an initial consultation thus eliminating the uncertainty of knowing if a claim is possible.

What do you do at weekends?

I like to keep active and my weekends are as busy as my working week. During the summer, my Saturday afternoons are spent playing cricket and then hockey during the winter months. I’ve recently taken on a large gardening project which is finally starting to take shape and I also like to spend as much time as possible with my Fiancé Clare, visiting family and going for weekends away.

And finally What are you looking forward to at the moment?

I recently got engaged whilst on holiday in Mexico, so I am looking forward to the wedding next year, the honeymoon and to our future together.

I am also looking forward to my new role, to speaking to as many companies as possible and to trying to assist them with their projects.

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