An interesting short piece by Charlie Dalton of Smart Garden Offices and micro living specialists Zedbox about investment in the future, R&D tax credits, and government support packages. Here's a snippet:
We've always been tech-led, and new product development has been core to our astronomical growth over the last few years (Smart has quadrupled in size in just 4 years) but it had always been incidental to the business and, in truth, rather ad-hoc. We started our concerted R&D programme quite gently with an in house team and small barn separate from our main factory in late 2016, but by mid 2017 it became quite apparent that we needed to create more resource to accommodate our internal demand. Hence we created our own high-tech resource and recruited an exceptional team of individuals to propel and improve our products to become world classWell worth a read, whether you're a supplier or a tiny house owner.