About ela8

ela8 limited was established in 2007 by Gareth Edwards, a former Deloitte Director, R&D professional and entrepreneur. We work across all industry sectors, supporting software, pharmaceutical, engineering, construction, energy, telecoms and other businesses in maximising their R&D tax relief claims and streamlining their claims process.  We have a number of large international organisations who choose to use us for our personal approach, significant experience and because we are experts in this field. Our aspiration is to deliver UK R&D tax services with the high quality traditionally associated with specialists in a Big 4 firm, but with the more personal, responsive service associated with a smaller, more focused firm, and at a much lower cost. 


Our client’s priorities come first and this is the central pillar of how we work. We do business in a completely flexible, open and honest manner to ensure we integrate seamlessly with your business, and we take pride in delivering high quality outputs. We see our work as supporting you in developing your business, not just helping with your UK R&D tax  claims. We pride ourselves on bespoke service and work in partnership with our clients to understand their business and tailor our offering accordingly. We understand that this needs to be delivered with minimal disruption to business-as-usual and achieve this by using the time we get with technical and financial experts with utmost care. The proof of our approach is in our results: we have a 100% success record in making R&D claims and a portfolio of clients who use us year in, year out. 

Our Team

managing director
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Mark has 20 years experience in Financial Services, having held senior roles in Risk, Compliance, HR, Operations, Strategy and Sales for a FTSE 100 company. Working closely alongside clients, he assists them in identifying and articulating...more

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Teresa has been involved in providing R&D tax relief services since the introduction of the UK regimes in 2000.  She is largely responsible for the financial aspects of R&D claims, liaising with client finance, payroll and HR teams to...more

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Gareth’s background is as an R&D professional and entrepreneur. His experience, interest and insight into technology means that he is able to understand the technological challenges faced by clients. Gareth talks to the....more

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Helen provides business support to the ela8 team, being responsible for all aspects of administration as well as business development support, and finance activities. Her previous roles include secretarial and high level PA...more

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Deepash Patel
R&D Tax Credit Consultant
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Deepash is a qualified tax lawyer and, having accrued considerable experience in private practice as a solicitor and tax adviser, currently advises clients in respect of their R&D tax relief claims. Deepash works closely with businesses to assess the nature of their research and development programs, evaluate their potential claims and maximise available reliefs...more

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Charlotte Maskell
R&D Tax Consultant
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Charlotte has joined the ela8 team, providing support for the financial aspect of R&D claims, liaising with client finance, payroll and HR teams to access the data required to quantify a claim. 
Charlotte background of 20+ years in the pension industry means she is


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