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Award-winning Dairy Innovator to Help Farmers Claim Back Thousands

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Joe Towers - new farming specialist with Growthviser R&D tax reclaim specialist

Cumbrian-based R&D tax reclaim specialist, Growthviser, has bolstered its team, as managing director, Darina Ward, sets her sights on reclaiming thousands of pounds of tax, on behalf of farmers and other northern innovators and solutions finders.

Growthviser, which has already helped farming community members, such as Lake District Farmers in Tebay, bring valuable sums back into the business after lodging successful claims with HMRC, has further strengthened its service to the farming community, by partnering with one of the sector’s most innovative and entrepreneurial minds as its farming sector specialist.

Joe Towers, the creator of Brades Farm Barista Milk, produced at Brades Farm in the Lune Valley, Lancashire, has joined managing director, Darina Ward, as part of the management team that will be drawing up the paperwork that will allow farmers to reclaim up to 33 pence in the pound from HMRC, on costs surrounding innovation. Innovation could simply be a change in processes or ways of doing things.

Joe will be delivering in-depth insight to cases involving farms that are Limited Companies and which have invested in some form of ‘innovation’ this year, or in the previous two accounting periods.


This new farming award-winner and Growthviser team member, who will be a familiar name to many in the farming community, will be helping to pull together the stories that sit behind farming innovations, so that the R&D claim is presented to HMRC in as complete a way as possible and in a language that scrutineers will understand, when reviewing the claim.

Joe’s entrepreneurial reputation goes before him, making his partnering with Growthviser a coup for an R&D tax reclaim specialist in its first sixth months of delivering financial good news to all manner of businesses eligible for an R&D tax reclaim. He and his brother, Edward, are past winners of the Dairy Innovator of the Year Award at the British Farming Awards.

He has since been involved with a project seeking solutions to methane emissions generated by livestock.

Joe sits on the BBC Rural Affairs Committee and the AHDB Dairy Board and has worked as a specialist on a dairy project run by Tesco. He is a former Honorary Teaching Fellow and Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University Management School.

Growthviser’s managing director, Darina Ward says: “I am delighted to have been able to secure Joe’s expertise and have him on board as part of the Growthviser team. I am assembling a team of experts that will be second to none and Joe is exactly the sort of high-calibre professional with whom I wish to work.

“Together, Joe and I will strive to put thousands of pounds back in the pockets of farmers who perhaps did not even realise such R&D tax reclaims were possible. With the help of Joe’s profile, and the trust he engenders within the farming community, we should be able to raise awareness of the R&D tax reclaim option and ensure far fewer farmers miss out.”

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