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NOVO Awards announce exciting new headline sponsor Chelmsford’s R&D Advisors sponsor the ‘business event of the year’

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Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 23rd August 2021

BEST Growth Hub, the power behind Essex’s NOVO Awards, today announced that R&D Advisors is the new headline sponsor of its ground-breaking business awards.

R&D Advisors is an established Chelmsford-based organisation that specialises in helping SMEs achieve HMRC tax credits – which in turn can help stimulate businesses to invest in innovative products and processes.  It was the NOVO Awards’ focus on innovation that motivated the fast-growing company to jump onboard as headline sponsor.  Having already helped over 500 clients successfully claim for R&D-related tax relief, the company recognised the synergy of the research and development aspects of innovation together with the NOVO Awards, which celebrate and reward innovation.

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The NOVO Awards were launched in 2021, by the BEST Growth Hub, to celebrate innovation in Essex.  Businesses of all sizes (including start-ups and sole traders) were able to enter the NOVO Awards from May-July 2021.  A plethora of entries were received from businesses across the county.  The NOVO Awards are currently being marked, by an expert judging panel, to ascertain Essex’s most innovative businesses. Not only rewarding commercial success, the NOVO Awards take into account how ethical the innovation’s roadmap was and what legacy it will create for Essex’s economy.

The NOVO Awards culminate with a black tie, celebratory dinner at Braxted Park on 21 October 2021 – set to be Essex’s largest and most glamourous business event, post-lockdown.    Winners will be presented with their artisan-made NOVO award at the event, set in the Essex countryside.

All NOVO Awards’ winners receive a complimentary ticket for the dinner.  Non-winners wishing to attend may also buy tickets for the event for £75+VAT per ticket, or 4 tickets at the discounted price of £225+VAT.  It will be an opportunity to glam up, but more importantly, it’s a chance to shine a spotlight on Essex’s most dynamic businesses.  With a large group of businesspeople in attendance the NOVO Awards’ dinner will be a super networking event and an opportunity to showcase Essex’s innovative achievements.

Kevin Auchoybur, Managing Director of R&D Advisors commented: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the NOVO Awards.  As the leading independent specialist R&D firm in the East of England, we recognise the appetite for innovation here.  Essex is the county of Entrepreneurs, and we help our clients achieve fast and efficient processing of tax relief on their innovative projects.  With the NOVO Awards celebrating innovation, our involvement as the headline sponsor was a no-brainer”.

Adele Hagon, Head of Business Development at BEST Growth Hub remarked: “When we created the NOVO Awards, we wanted to break the mould in terms of business awards.  Judging by the quality of entries, we’ve certainly achieved that.  It’s obvious that innovation is thriving in Essex and to have a dynamic company like R&D onboard as headline sponsor is a real benefit.  Kevin and his business partner (former England cricketer Ronnie Irani) are not only growing a successful business that employs 50+ staff, but are also contributing to a number of Essex charities”.

To read more about the NOVO Awards and to buy tickets, visit  There are still a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the NOVO Awards’ dinner – contact for details.

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