I AM NUT OK – More Than Daring Dairy

CLIENT NAME

I AM NUT OK

SECTOR

FOOD & BEVERAGE

PRODUCT

VEGAN CHEESES

PROJECTS

  • Development of cheese alternatives which are vegan friendly.

I AM NUT OK

ABOUT

Angela and Nivi are I AM NUT OK, an American and Italian couple that carefully crafts all the products in Hackney, London.

The business started as a passion project of Angela’s to create tasty alternatives for the newly vegan Nivi, who was an Italian struggling to give up cheese. Using their diverse palettes, love for cheese, and design backgrounds, they teamed up to start I AM NUT OK so they could share their delicious creations.

THE CHALLENGE

Creating vegan cheeses that taste great.

OBJECTIVES

  • Create properties enabling the cheese to melt when exposed to heat
  • Develop products with a long shelf life
  • Replicate taste similar to dairy cheeses
  • Replicate texture similar to dairy cheeses

 

WHY DOES THIS QUALIFY?

Going through a trial and error process is usually an indicator of technical uncertainty, which meets one of HMRC’s eligibility criteria. In this instance, I AM NUT OK had to iterate their recipes numerous times and experiment with different ingredients, measures and processes to achieve their objectives.

I AM NUT OK had several years of experience in the food sector, making them competent professionals in the field and addressing another one of HMRC’s criteria.

WHAT COSTS WERE THEY ABLE TO RECOVER?

By submitting their R&D application, I AM NUT OK have been able to recover the costs associated to:

  • Salaries of staff working on the R&D project and carrying out activities supporting the R&D
  • Energy bills (gas and electricity}
  • Materials utilised during the development of their products

CLIENT NAME

I AM NUT OK

WECANN

SECTOR

FOOD & BEVERAGE

FOOD & BEVERAGE

PRODUCT

VEGAN CHEESES

VEGAN CHEESES

PROJECTS

  • Development of cheese alternatives which are vegan friendly.

Considering applying for R&D tax credits?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us - we’ll be happy to help! From general guidance, to report writing, Apogee will make the application process easy and stress-free.

Considering applying for R&D tax credits?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us - we’ll be happy to help! From general guidance, to report writing, Apogee will make the application process easy and stress-free.

WeCann – Supporting People In The Cannabis, Hemp & Wellbeing Sector

CLIENT NAME

WECANN

SECTOR

HEMP INDUSTRY

SERVICE

HELPING BRANDS IN THE HEMP INDUSTRY INCREASE THEIR ONLINE PRESENCE 

PROJECTS

  • Development of a module to allow retailers to process payments via their website, linking them with payment service providers that has previously not worked in the cbd space.

How Apogee added value to wecann's R&D application

We spoke with founder David Hartshorne to see how our services helped wecann:

ABOUT

After fifteen years of running a digital agency with my friend, something we started in our early twenties, there came a time in early 2020 when I had changed. My mental health had deteriorated and I found myself wanting to give up on life. After discovering myself over again, connecting to my true self with the help of the outdoors I found myself walking away from a company that I had put my blood, sweat and tears into.  

After both negative and positive experiences with cannabis and learning about the importance of well-being I decided to put everything together and build a new business helping those who strived to help others access the many benefits that the plant offers.

EXPERIENCE BEFORE APOGEE

Other providers spent too long explaining the ins and outs and how good they were. They were only interested in the largest of claims and wanted my time, twice!!

EXPERIENCE WITH APOGEE

Apogee was recommend to me by a friend. Josh made it very easy for me to understand the incentive, cutting back on the BS and sales pitch. Got straight to the point, asked the right questions and wrote our claim pretty quickly. Transparency throughout and great communication.

Were you surprised by the benefit you received?

YES!!

Would you recommend Apogee to others?

Most definitely.

BENEFIT

Anything in particular you’re thinking of doing with the benefit you’ve received?

Reinvestment and clearing off debt after two years of absolute chaos and complications.

CLIENT NAME

WECANN

WECANN

SECTOR

HEMP INDUSTRY

HEMP INDUSTRY

SERVICE

HELPING BRANDS IN THE HEMP INDUSTRY INCREASE THEIR ONLINE PRESENCE 

HELPING BRANDS IN THE HEMP INDUSTRY INCREASE THEIR ONLINE PRESENCE 

PROJECTS

  • Development of a module to allow retailers to process payments via their website, linking them with payment service providers that has previously not worked in the cbd space.
  • Development of a platform to allow brands to feature and drop ship their products to those who need them the most, alongside great marketing and content development.
  • Development of a platform to allow brands to feature and drop ship their products to those who need them the most, alongside great marketing and content development.

Considering applying for R&D tax credits?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us - we’ll be happy to help! From general guidance, to report writing, Apogee will make the application process easy and stress-free.

Considering applying for R&D tax credits?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us - we’ll be happy to help! From general guidance, to report writing, Apogee will make the application process easy and stress-free.