UK Self-Employed Sales Professional Appointment Setter & Telesales

A leading UK based Design Innovation firm specializing in Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits (a tax relief government incentive for companies developing new Products & technology) are looking to create commission-only partnerships with self-employed appointment setters in the UK. They have a 100% success rate and have reclaimed over £6M from HMRC on behalf of their clients due to a thorough intimate knowledge of research and development.

| Reference: | PB-0242-GB |
| Territory: | United Kingdom |
| Years In Business: | 4.5 years |
| Social Media: | Active blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn |
| Industry: | Engineering / Product Design |
| Minimum sales experience: | 2 years |
| Customer Type: | Companies that have made or developed something that was technically challenging in the last 2 years |
| Sales Skills: | Appointment Setting, Lead Generation, Telesales |
| Average Sales Cycle: | Months |
| Commission: | 15% of our paid fee, (Avg. professional fee £12.5K) |
| Training Provided: | Product training provided |
| Contract length: | On-Going |


The company is looking for an experienced self-employed appointment setter with strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal skills. The successful partner will possess good listening skills due to the consultative approach required to help determine potential claim eligibility. HMRC data states that less than 15% of eligible companies are claiming their R&D Tax Credit entitlements, so vast potential market.
They are a customer focused organisation and require an agent who has a passion for consultative appointment setting to innovative British companies with a focus on meeting customers’ needs.

Potential Earnings

Unlimited commission earnings is offered. Minimum expectations will be to close 1 order a month. Based on our average professional fees of £12.5K per client, expected OTE would be in the region of £22.5K per year.

Competitive advantage

No direct experience in selling R&D Tax Credits services is necessary, however experience of telesales is essential and applicants with a background in selling financial, innovation or consulting products and services is preferred. It is essential that applicants can display confidence, eloquence and professionalism on the telephone as well as a desire to work hard, succeed and progress in their career as targets are reached and exceeded. The successful candidates will also undertake a comprehensive training, mentoring and support program.

The role will involve identifying and phoning businesses, speaking to decision makers, establishing if there is a need for our service and arranging a subsequent follow up phone call with the client and one of our Tax Experts. Some lead contact data can be supplied initially, but after training, your own prospecting and client identification will be expected.

Specific Requirements

Agents are required to be, do, have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience of telesales/appointment setting
  • A background in an Industrial discipline such as, but not limited to; engineering, software, electronics, chemistry, textiles or polymers is preferred, but not essential
  • A qualification in business, marketing or a related discipline is also desirable, but not essential
  • A background in selling financial services, Industrial products or design services and/or consulting services will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of R&D tax credits is helpful, but not essential as full training will be provided
  • Enjoy talking and engaging with new people
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Keenness and ability to find and close new business and exceed targets
  • Ability to push past rejection to achieve results
  • To be dedicated to, and take pride in the commercial success of the company
  • Be open to new ideas, challenges and advice
  • An ability to describe new products and concepts succinctly, eloquently and with passion

About The Company’s Services

Research & Development Tax Credits – It’s a tax relief scheme, which gives innovative companies money back from development work already completed. It’s based on how much was spent on their development.

It’s a government incentive for companies developing new products and technology, and an incentive that governments know works, so it keeps getting better with each year. It can apply to companies that are loss making and profit making, and you can claim back as cash the tax they’ve overpaid in the previous two years. It works by increasing the value of their development spend by a multiplying percentage (e.g. 225% for companies with less than 500 employees), and, therefore, reducing declared profit (and the tax on that profit).

Who is eligible for the tax relief?

Any company developing new products, technology or processes. Company size is not an issue, though smaller companies (

What Their Clients Say

Many people claim to know about R&D tax credits but [this company] are way ahead of the others. I have first-hand experience of working with them and I recommend them to as many people as I can. First class.> It’s rare these days to find a business that delivers on its promises so professionally as [this company]. I would not hesitate in recommending [this company] and its people to any other business.> [This company’s] Innovation helped my company claim back tax earlier this year. Everyone I dealt with was very professional, so made the whole process very quick and easy. They handled everything, so we really didn’t have to do much at all at our end, except wait for the cheque to arrive from HMRC!

Interested in having a conversation about this opportunity?

Please send a short introduction email to along with a link to your LinkedIn profile and Reference: PB-0242-GB in the subject line.

Laura McGregor

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