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“Taste, Eat and Network”

Join us for an evening of networking with a difference. The informal atmosphere and relaxed environment is the ideal place to chat to fellow business people while tasting some different wines.

There will be an opportunity to put your business in the spotlight to highlight your products and services. You will make new contacts and generate business leads, whilst sharing ideas, and experiences with like-minded business people.

About VinoriumThe Vinorium

The Vinorium is a unique wine retail concept from Z&B Vintners and is an Independent Wine Merchant with an appetite for innovative experiences.

The Vinorium and its parent company, Z&B Vintners were founded by Stuart McCloskey, a self-taught Bordeaux expert who fell in love with wine when he was given a wine book aged 18. Stuart has assembled a genuine and honest team who share his values of integrity and quality with a mission to share knowledge and passion for wine.

All wines are individually sourced and selected in small parcels on quality alone. The Vinorium has a unique leverage in buying power derived from its Bordeaux specialist arm, Z&B Vintners, who buy direct from Châteaux and vineyards across the word. This leverage is passed on to you, our customer, ensuring you receive continual value.

Booking is Easy
Just click on the dates below and fill in the online application form
(Free to attend, 6.00pm – 8.00pm)

 October 2015   November 2015

Cash for innovation? Really?

WineThe government is giving away cash to innovative small companies based anywhere in the UK. No… they really are. On average it’s £46,000 per company – not bad. But I bet you’re thinking what’s the catch and why haven’t I heard about it before?

The catch is you have to be eligible, obviously. That means…

1) You must have fewer than 500 employees
2) Be paying permanent staff (or subcontractors) to develop something new or different and crucially
3) You must be carrying out innovative work that HMRC would classify as R&D

In short, you could be writing new software, developing new products, overcoming a difficult manufacturing or engineering problem or just plain working on something amazing. To find out if you’re likely to be eligible, go to our website at to take our quick test.

Why haven’t you heard of it before? Well, probably because it’s called the “R&D tax credit scheme”. I can hear you snoring already. I believe the applications for this cash payment, which is designed to help innovative businesses to grow, is embarrassingly low because the name is not a good description of the scheme. At Breakthrough Funding we prefer to call it cash for innovation. Many accountants believe their clients can’t claim because the business doesn’t employ boffins in white lab coats peering down microscopes. Mistakenly too, they think you have to be making a profit and paying tax in order to get the money. This is completely untrue. You can get a cash payment whether you’re in profit or loss, and it’s fine if you don’t even own a microscope.

The scheme has been around for the last 15 years. According to HMRC statistics, of the 4.7 million SMEs across the UK, only 13,000 applied for it last year. Government policy in this area is really good, but SMEs are losing out on millions, if not billions in cash payments.Disrupt An Industry Calling it “R&D Tax Credits” is a disastrous mistake – it’s enough to put anyone off.

This scheme is about innovation – trying to overcome design or manufacturing obstacles, solving problems or building something bespoke, like a software programme or a new product that no one else has considered yet. If any of the above might apply to you, get cracking and join the 13,000 businesses that cashed in last year.

Visit to understand the scheme in more detail, or if you want to speak to a real person who is friendly and can explain it all. Give our team a call on 0800 772 0800.

In partnership with Breakthrough Funding and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

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