Marianne Lindsay joins Shorts’ Radius team

Shorts are delighted to announce the appointment of Research and Development tax reliefs expert, Marianne Lindsay.  Marianne joins Shorts Radius team as a senior manager, helping businesses claim their full entitlement to Government backed tax reliefs for innovation.  She has an Animal Science degree and a background in agricultural and pharmaceutical sales and joins Radius after several years working at a specialist R&D tax relief consultancy using her scientific knowledge to help innovative companies claim R&D tax reliefs.

Scott Burkinshaw, Tax Partner and head of Radius commented “Our Radius team continues to grow rapidly as we help more and more local companies claim their entitlement to valuable tax reliefs for innovation such as R&D tax reliefs.  We have generated savings of over £10m for our clients in recent years and now partner with local Chambers of Commerce and other organisations to help spread awareness.”

“Marianne is another excellent specialist recruit to strengthen our existing team and gives us much needed additional capacity and expertise to service our clients and continue to grow.  We now have one of the most highly qualified R&D teams in the North.”

Marianne added “After a varied career in Agricultural and Pharmaceutical sales, followed by a number of years helping innovative companies claim R&D tax reliefs, I am really excited to be joining such a professional and forward-thinking Accountancy practice as Shorts. Being a part of Radius will give me the opportunity to add my scientific knowledge to an already highly skilled team and help them to continue promoting the R&D tax relief scheme to aid all those innovative SME’s in and around the area.”

Marianne can be contacted by or calling 01246 559955.



Mechanical engineering specialist MetLase has won a contract with aerospace giant Boeing for work at its new Sheffield facility.

The company, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, has been announced as the tooling and fixture partner for the facility. The deal is initially set to increase the workforce by 15 per cent.

MetLase, which employs 25 people at its 12,500 sq ft state-of the-art facility at the AMP Technology Centre, has begun supplying the first fixtures as part of a three-year contract.

The contract with Boeing is the latest in a line of new business wins that include strategic partnerships with blue chip companies in sectors such as automotive, aerospace and energy.

Steve Dunn, managing director at MetLase, said: “The long-term agreement with Boeing marks a new chapter for our business, as it will enable us to become an integral part of its future plans to develop intelligent and connected fixturing and tooling solutions.

“Our unique approach and technology will see us produce optimised fixtures that are lighter than traditional alternatives, can be produced in weeks as opposed to months and, importantly, through our design iteration service, can be continually improved to deliver the best possible performance.”

“This contract is an ideal way to celebrate our third birthday and is also excellent news for the region, with two other local companies – Maher Ltd and Nikken – also being awarded contracts.”

Pictured (L-R): Sam Simpson (principal engineer at MetLase), Steve Dunn (managing director at MetLase), James Needham (senior operations manager at Boeing Sheffield) and Richard Gould (sales manager at MetLase)

Source: Stephen Farrell, Insider Media, 1 October 2018