TBAT were recommended to Hallam Internet as the effective and trustworthy partner to engage for their R&D Tax Claim.


Created in 1999, Hallam Internet is now a well established and experienced digital marketing agency with a strong track record of delivering results for its national and international clients in search marketing and website development.

For Hallam to stay ahead in the competitive digital marketing industry, they began to develop automated and personalised systems for pay per click (PPC), Google Shopping and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategy in 2016 to allow them to tailor their performance for each individual client – something that was unique and unrivalled in the industry at the onset of the project.


Hallam had not previously claimed R&D Tax Credits and when TBAT were recommended as the effective and trustworthy partner to engage for their claim, they did not hesitate to get in touch. TBAT were able to decipher clearly from the project overviews that Hallam would be eligible for a substantial R&D claim.

To manage their claim efficiently, TBAT were engaged early on in Hallam’s financial year to ensure that their R&D Tax Credit claim would be processed at the right time. Hallam pride themselves in being prompt in submitting their accounts within 12 weeks of the year end, so it was essential that TBAT could accommodate this timescale to align itself with the client’s requirements.

TBAT worked directly with the relevant Hallam staff members that were involved in the R&D activities to fully understand the new developments, the research undertaken by the team to solve the technical challenges and the technical uncertainties that they have overcome. Working with key people within Hallam, TBAT developed a detailed understanding of the challenges and unique work the company had been undertaking, allowing a timely turnaround on the R&D tax claim.


Through TBAT’s comprehensive and robust technical and financial reports submitted to HMRC, Hallam Internet were able to claim back a 5-figure sum in R&D tax relief.

Hallam were impressed with the straightforward process of the claim, and the prompt delivery of the quality reports they received.

The recognition of their R&D activity by HMRC was a welcome response for Hallam. It has enabled further development of their bespoke products for their clients, keeping them ahead of the curve in the competitive and ever-changing world of digital marketing and search optimisation.

What next?

Hallam are a high growth business, growing by 25% year-on-year for the last 5 years.  The funds received from their claim have allowed them to reinvest in their company in a number of ways.  For example committing more resource to its R&D activity, making sure their employees are trained to the highest standard to deliver the best results for its clients through optimum productivity.  

Following the success of the claim and TBAT’s deep understanding of Hallam’s business model, R&D activities and plans, Hallam have secured TBAT for their R&D Tax Claims for the next 3 years, building on the partnership between the 2 companies.

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