I am delighted to provide a reference for Mike Alexander from Braithwaite. We have been SRED claimants for many years before meeting Mike (beginning in 2008), so we were not new to the process.
In 2013, however, we changed corporate direction and began investing exclusively in an unproven but potentially breakthrough drilling instrumentation technology.
We interviewed a number of SRED consultants. Mike came strongly recommended from a company we know and respect, but we were also impressed with his technical background and history with Braithwaite. We went with Mike and he has been with us ever since.
In 2015, we were selected for an SRED review. This was not unexpected, and Mike was ready. He was there for every call and meeting and reviewed every single piece of correspondence and technical materials involved in the review. He met with us ahead of time and provided practical tips as well as strategy. The review process was concluded in our favour and 91% of our original claim was approved. This was due in large part to Mike’s expertise in guiding us through the process. He has always been available for in-person meetings, by phone, text, and email — even when he is out of the country.
So since 2013, we have had Mike involved in 6 SRED claims. Our technology will likely be completed in another 2 years, and we will be staying with Mike for those claims as well.