Creative & Interactive Media

Scotland has a significant and highly qualified creative talent pool. We work with some of Scotland’s most dynamic and inspiring businesses, from large international media companies, through to digital and creative agencies, publishers, photographers and commercial radio stations.

We have a particular specialism in working with independent video game developers in Scotland. Since the late 1980s, our team has been providing advice not only on core accounting compliance services but also on ways in which studios can grow and develop to achieve success and build sustainable businesses, through strategic planning, lean management, business improvement and how to do business abroad, specifically in emerging economies.

We also provide insight into new and existing business models for game distribution, product strategy and revenue and financing, whether that be premium, freemium, ad-supported or hybrid. Our team are currently supporting studios to apply for the Video Games Tax relief, which was approved by the European Union (EU) Commission in March 2014 and is estimated to be worth an extra £188m in investment for UK games businesses between now and 2019. To date we have claimed back £878k worth of Video Games Tax Relief for our clients and have reclaimed in excess of £1.3m on all creative sector tax claims. We are also currently working on a sizeable animation claim.

In recent years, we have delivered business planning workshops at the world renowned Dare to be Digital competition at the University of Abertay Dundee, and in 2013 the team attended the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to support businesses looking to explore new markets and also to promote the Scottish games sector to a global audience. In addition, Henderson Loggie is a ‘preferred accountancy provider’ for IDEA Scotland, the business accelerator programme designed to help start-up digital entrepreneurs.

We are sponsors of Insomnia at Resonate 2017 in Glasgow and we are also sponsoring the inaugural year of the the first games festival in Scotland THIS Festival in Dundee in September 2017.

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