Wiltshire businesses urged to attend Bloodhound event

By Anita Jaynes on 29 July, 2014

Wiltshire businesses are being given the chance to see the latest developments of the project which will attempt to break the World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph.

Chantrey Vellacott, the national accountancy firm, is working alongside Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic Car), to host the introduction to Bloodhound SCC and Research and Development (R&D) tax relief event on Wednesday, September 17, and is inviting local businesses to attend.

Richard Noble, project director of Bloodhound SSC, will be updating businesses on the latest developments of the project designed to push engineering and science beyond the boundaries of current technology and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through education.

Chantrey Vellacott will also be providing an overview of the benefits of R&D tax relief. The firm has supported companies across a range of sectors to claim back in excess of £75 million in tax credits since the launch of the relief.

Miles Hewitt-Boorman, partner at Chantrey Vellacott, said: “We’ve been partnering with Bloodhound SSC over the last year and are pleased to be able to work alongside the team to offer a fantastic opportunity to hear about the latest developments behind the build of the ultimate jet and rocket powered car.

“The event will also be a good opportunity to find out about R&D tax relief, as there is still a common misconception that R&D only takes place in laboratories which means innovative work and problem-solving in many other industries such as engineering, manufacturing, software development and construction is easily missed.”

The event at the Bloodhound Technical Centre in Bristol takes place at 4.30pm until 7pm on September 17. To register log onto www.cvdfk.com/events

Pictured above from left to right: Richard Noble (Bloodhound SSC), Miles Hewitt-Boorman (Chantrey Vellacott), Tony Parraman (Bloodhound SSC) and Justin Waddilove (Chantrey Vellacott)