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  • MMS Networking Posted on 06 September 2016

    MMS Networking event 2016 – TBAT R&D Tax Claims in Marine. To underline our commitment to working collectively this year’s Marine Manufacturing Showcase networking event could benefit any marine business. This year’s event on our stand at the Southampton Boat Show will highlight the opportunity of R&D tax credits and how simply working with the experts this can generate real cash benefit. The MMS has always had a simple aim - creating a network of manufacturing, service and supply companies working together. With well over 50 companies having taken part in the showcase since 2010 the network covers many sectors. Networking Event 2016 – Details - TBAT R&D Tax Claims in Marine. Do you need cash to develop more new products, to remain competitive and grow your business? TBAT is hosting a drinks and nibbles reception at the Southampton Boat show and you’re all invited. Sam Stephens from TBAT will be on hand to answer any funding and R&D tax questions you have and we look forward to meeting you. TBAT Innovation is a niche business consultancy assisting companies in accessing a range of funding opportunities and helping them make significant R&D Tax Claims. Since 2002 TBAT has worked with numerous boat builders and equipment manufacturers in the leisure marine industry and has helped these companies in accessing millions in funding for future growth and £100,000’s of refunded tax. R&D Tax Credits is a scheme which rewards businesses for investing in R&D. TBAT’s experienced consultants are able to assess all eligible R&D spend and calculate your R&D Tax Credit to ensure the maximum amount of funding is returned into your business. This is not about men in lab coats, it is about overcoming production problems, developing new products and enhancing older products. Many companies are not aware they are eligible to make a claim – despite what their accounts say!!! The grant funding landscape is constantly changing. TBAT are able to review your R&D innovations and assess relevant funding options for your business. Our experienced bid writers can research and write your application, ensuring the greatest chance of success. Please come along to the MMS stand J254 in the Ocean Hall on Wednesday 21st September at 4:00pm to learn more, speak to companies who have gone through the process and have a drink on us! For More information please contact Andrew Sims - 01933 628597 or andy@ajs-t-s.com Marine Manufacturing Showcase www.marinemanufacturingshowcase.co.uk Andrew Sims 6th Sept 2016

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We have recieved the following trade testimonials which I hope supports the work that we are doing and gives you cause to have further discussions with us at AJS.

Peter Nash

Editor at Mercator Media

Andy is a tenacious man with a clear idea of where he - and his new company - are going. His address book of leisure marine industry movers and shakers is impressive - he's a man on the move and able to help you and your company in any way you feel necessary. February 11, 2013

Julie Clark

Operations & Sales Director Savage Marine Lighting Ltd

Professional and Knowledgeable manufacturing consultant, expertise and long standing relationships within the marine industry, excellent project manager. February 11, 2013

David Pougher

Divisional Manager, Marine & All Terrain Vehicles at Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd & Current Chairman of National Boat Shows Ltd

I have worked with and alongside Andrew for a number of years in connection to our mutual interest in the UK Marine Industry and the British Marine Federation. 
Andrew has continually and regularly proved that the combination of his passion, knowledge and sheer determination can be harnessed, to seek a solution to many interesting and, on occasions, formidable issues. He is a deliverer and often relishes the task in finding the best outcome to an assignment or project.

The collective total of his skill bases and client contacts will ensure that his value to any project or task is of the highest order and he can be relied upon to seek out all alternatives as well as the best possible outcome. February 8, 2013

Grant Hooper

Director of Supply Chain at Princess Yachts International PLC

I have worked with Andy for many years and always found him to be a very professional person. Andy supported Princess in many aspects of the supply chain including supporting lean events, cost down projects and consolidation of suppliers. February 8, 2013

Paul Botterill

Chairman of British Sailing

Andy is well liked and respected within the Marine Industry with extremely good communication skills. Andy has a proven track record for ensuring any project he is involved with is completed on time and within budget, he has also put a lot back into the marine industry over the last few years with his involvement within the British Marine Federation. February 7, 2013

Paul M Gullett

Managing Director at Wave International Limited

Andy was totally committed and worked tirelessly as Chairman of the BMF Midlands, also he originated the Manufacturing Showcase which has become a major initiative helping the smaller business promote their products in the leisure marine industry. February 7, 2013

Andrew Webster

MD at Mercator Media

Andrew has the ability to engage at all levels of an organisation. He has proven skills at providing process and bespoke engineering solutions for a wide range of clients. February 7, 2013

Ian Stevenson

UK Sales Manager Osculati

Andrew is a well-organized, and practical engineer, who has the rare ability in an engineer of being a very good communicator who is able to manage a balance sheet and keep his eye on the ultimate objective. February 7, 2013

Simon Wood Power

M.D. at Oval Stainless

So what can one say: Stubborn, ruthless, energetic, creative, inspired? I have no idea, all I know is that he is a good chap to work with, well respected in industry and a man who I would not hesitate to recommend. February 7, 2013

Mark Edwards

Mechanical engineering resource specialist.

We are very pleased to welcome Andy into the fold here at Matchtech Engineering Services; his wealth of contacts, experience and engineering nouse will clearly take us forward in Leisure marine and the wider marine supply chain activities. 
We would also like to take the opportunity to wish AJS technical Services all the success in the world as an its establishes itself as an independent consultancy; Andy will really be able to demonstrate the 'added value' to the customers he represents - and therefore getting the credit he deserves at long last. February 7, 2013

Natalie Desty AMIMarEST Assoc (RINA)

Department Manager- Marine & Shipping Division at Matchtech

I got involved with the marine manufacturing showcase a couple of years ago. This was mainly to provide a platform to increase our business network. Andrew has been instrumental in increasing this network via a series of initiatives designed to bring businesses together. The showcase is a fabulous idea and incredibly well run. Not only does it provide a cost effective way to exhibit, it also provides a well supported framework to ensure its success. October 22, 2012

Samantha Clarke

Outreach Manager at Manufacturing Technology Centre

I worked with Andrew in his capacity as BMF Central Region Chairman. He is always driven and creative with initial concepts for projects needed to support members within the region along with seeing the projects through from conception to successful conclusion. April 13, 2010

Sharon Woodward.

​PTP (UK) and Trinity Marinas

PTP (UK) Ltd has contracted Andrew Sims of A J S Technical Services as Project Manager to launch and take their brand new range of inland and coastal marine engines to the market place.  Through his in depth technical knowledge and engineering skills Andrew has assisted PTP in developing their marine engines further enabling them to offer a unique product to the market place.  This development has been further enabled by Andrew’s ability to link various components together to provide an overall solution, supported by his extensive network of suppliers.

Andrew is also a skilled brand developer and has greatly assisted PTP (UK) Ltd’s launch into the marine sector through his comprehensive contacts with key media organisations and journalists within the industry.

PTP are delighted to be working with Andrew and would highly recommend him to any organisation to assist them with business and brand development, technical and engineering expertise, providing overall solutions to component assembly and taking new products to market.  Andrew is a highly respected figure in the marine industry and has worked to improve the sector through his work with BMF Midlands, BMF Management Board and the MTA amongst others. 25th August 2015.