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RDP Associates Ltd

RDP Associates Ltd


Our simple mission is to help companies fund and manage innovation.



Funding Innovation

Since 1988, RDP has been dedicated to assisting companies, large and small, obtain funding for innovation.

During our 28 years of success we have helped companies obtain over £250M in Government Grants and R&D Tax Credits. Each year we assist over 600 companies in a broad range of industries obtain;

  • R&D tax credits
  • Video games tax credits
  • Regional Growth Grants/Funding
  • Innovate UK grants
  • EU Horizon Funding


Whether you need funding for R&D, Innovation, Hiring, Training, Export or Business Expansion, you need to ask RDP how government funding can fit into your strategy. Our average small/medium sized client receive over £40K each year. Our large clients receive over £350K each year.

Innovation Management

Whether it is lean start-up methodology, market data or agile innovation, we can provide outside intelligence on what has worked for others to arrive at what will work best for your company.

RDP has been a student of the innovation process for over 25 years. During this time, we have benchmarked tech companies and equated the costs of innovation spending against turnover and profit to arrive at a database of industry ROI’s. In guiding companies through their  product and  process development, we have gathered the processes and practices that have yielded the highest returns to companies.

We have picked the right people

RDP take a peer to peer approach. For example if you are applying for R&D tax credits, we can call upon a wealth of engineering or software specialists. Our team are knowledgeable about your technology and make the application process smooth, ensuring you obtain the maximum cash benefit.  If you are looking for help on how to develop the right product, we have people who have been there.

Our engagements are simple

If you don’t receive a successful result for the funding you are looking for, or do not receive the value through our innovation management skills , you do not pay. RDP only charge clients once they are in receipt of funds from the awarding body, which is it why it is in our best interest to provide you with a competent and knowledgeable service.






Old Fire Station Enterprise Centre
Salt Lane

Contact:   Philip Steel
Job title:   R&D Tax Consultant
Tel:   02080 881107
Email:   psteel@rdpassociates.com
Website:   www.rdpassociates.co.uk
Contact:   Richard Thorpe-Manley
Job title:   Technical & Financial Associate
Tel:   01722 332511
Email:   rthorpe-manley@rdpassociates.com

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