ABGI and Innova rebrand as Visiativ with new IP and 3D print advisory services launched

ABGI and Innova rebrand as Visiativ with new IP and 3D print advisory services launched

Douglas Reid

Edinburgh-based R&D tax relief adviser ABGI-UK (formerly Jumpstart) and design and manufacturing process firm Innova Systems have merged to form Visiativ.

As part of a restructuring, Visiativ has launched a 3D Print division, led by Ed Hawkins, and an Intellectual Property (IP) service, led by Dr. Edward O’Gorman. The company will be headquartered in Edinburgh and Cambridge, with regional offices in eight other UK cities, employing 100 staff members.

Visiativ will operate from ABGI’s current headquarters in Edinburgh and from Innova’s headquarters in Cambridge where the group’s newly appointed CEO Scott Henderson is based. The new group, which also operates regional offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bromsgrove, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Belfast, will employ a total of 100 staff across the UK.

Visiativ has also announced the appointment of Douglas Reid who has joined the Innovation Consulting Division in the newly created role of tax director. Since graduating in 2000, Mr Reid spent his career mainly within big four firms advising clients R&D tax and government innovation reliefs. In his role at Visiativ, he will lead the team advising clients on innovation expenditure optimisation.

Visiativ UK CEO, Scott Henderson said: “This rebrand marks an exciting step forward for our business. By bringing our expertise under a single banner and addressing customer needs by launching two new innovation-focused services we now offer a comprehensive range of innovation solutions, services and products.

“In the UK we have two decades’ experience as an innovation funder, digitisation partner, and multi-award-winning 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS reseller. We are a trusted advisor to thousands of businesses both in the UK and globally, including many household names. We are looking forward to building on that as Visiativ in the years to come.”

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