Creating, developing, and launching your game or app takes time and focus, so the last thing you need is to have to wrap your head around your accounts and tax at the same time. We are a team of specialist technology accountants who are passionate about gaming and genuinely want to help you turn your game or app into a success.

We fuel our passion for gaming by surrounding ourselves with people that make them so we find out what they know and we can pass on what you need to know. This is why you’ll see us at events such as Develop:Brighton

Based in London and in the ancestral heart of the UK Gaming scene, known as the 'Hollywood of gaming' Guildford we are on the doorstep of over 55% of UK Video gaming companies (Source: Nesta) and in the right place to be the first to hear about developments that could affect you.

As a developer you don’t want to waste time on questions such as ‘should I use a flat-rate VAT scheme?’ or ‘how do I claim R&D tax credits?’ You need your accountant to advise you, yes we know about VAT, accounts, payroll and all that stuff, but we also know about how to deal with payments from Apple for app sales. If it’s important to you the world of games and apps, it’s important to us.

We’ve worked with entrepreneurial companies in the gaming world, so we know what it takes to grow, what it takes to continue growing and what it takes to maximise the value of your hard work. To put it simply – we’ll take away the hassle of running a business so you can get back to developing the next Minecraft or Angry Birds.

We can help you at every stage of your game’s or app’s life


Birth

Setting up an entity and making sure it’s fit for purpose is the starting point.

Getting the right structure for your business is extremely important, as is knowing if or when to issue shares to attract investors. We’ll also make sure you have a Shareholders Agreement in place so all parties are protected whatever happens.

We can help you utilise dedicated government schemes to get your enterprise off to the best start. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) can help make it easier for you to secure investment.


Life

VAT applications; PAYE schemes; payroll; P11d; Human Resource management; Tax advice; Audit services – we can help you with the running of a company

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits and the Video Games Tax Relief schemes are under utilised by many companies who don’t know how to claim. We have claimed thousands of pounds in R&D credits for our clients and we can help you claim what you are entitled to.

While developing you may need to register patents to protect your work. Thanks to the UK Patent Box scheme you are now able to pay less Corporation Tax on all income generated by these patented innovations –Our experienced specialists can help you with this.


Afterlife

No-one wants their Game or App to die but there may come a time where you want to sell up and move on. Our in-house Corporate Finance team can help you plan your exit, and being in-house means we will know your business and can achieve the outcome you want.


As a mid-tier firm we guarantee that every piece of work we do for you will receive the direct supervision of the same specialist partner. As founding members of Alliott Group, a global alliance of over 170 firms across 70 countries, if your game or app goes global we are able to replicate our services worldwide.

To talk about how we can help make your Game or App an even bigger success, then please get in touch.

Chris Cairns
Chris Cairns
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