From butchers paper to the cloud, zipMoney proprietarily developed a digital credit and payments engine to facilitate point of sale financial transactions. In our formative years, TCF Services was pivotal in supporting our accelerated growth. Their deep understanding of our model and R&D activities, allowed TCF to turn around an expedited funding solution that met out capital needs and bridged us to the end of year full refund. By utilising TCF Services and R&D Capital Partners together with our seed investors, zipMoney was able to prove out its business model, before raising equity and debt from traditional markets leading to a successful listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2015.
Larry Diamond CEO & Founder, zipMoney
ShopReply has worked with Gerry Frittmann and his team at TCF Services to prepare and lodge our R&D Tax Incentive claims. We’ve found TCF to be knowledgable and professional and would recommend their services to other start-ups. TCF’s expert knowledge has enabled ShopReply to maximise its entitlements under these schemes, one such example was providing ShopReply with advice around claiming R&D Tax Incentive while also claiming the Commercialisation Australia grant leading to the receipt of unforeseen R&D Incentive benefits that we would not have received had we not engaged TCF.
Brad Lindenburg CEO, ShopReply
I met Rick Eardley around five years ago at a business networking function. From that moment everything Rick promised me he delivered. Not a common thing nowadays, especially seeing what Rick was promising me…I have found Rick to be professional, accommodating and on the money when it comes to getting government grants for me and my clients. I can recommend Rick with confidence and with pleasure.
Armando Camacho Owner and Investor, Signrise
Rick has helped steer us through the process of managing and lodging R&D tax claim in a most professional and engaging manner. There were quite a few things for us to consider and Rick consistently went above and beyond in the provision of excellent advice and made himself available after hours in order to help us get our systems in place. He is personable, an expert and good value. We are very happy with the support and outcomes Rick has been able to provide us and I would not hesitate to recommend Rick and the TCF team to my friends and colleagues.
Karey Patterson CEO, ereserve Pty Ltd
Tenneco Australia have enjoyed a long and satisfying relationship with David Tonkin of TCF Services Pty Ltd since 2004. David’s advice on the complexities of the Federal Government’s automotive assistance scheme has delivered optimal returns while ensuring compliance with the Automotive Transformation Scheme legislation. Our partnership with TCF Services Pty Ltd has been invaluable and we continue to engage David and his staff with our participation in the ATS program.
Conrad Peters Tenneco Aust. Finance Director
I just want to thank TCF Services and particularly Michelle for all the work on the claims. We have just secured our largest amount ever and we really do need it given the sales and margin pressure over the last few years. I used to think that our previous consultant from TCF Services was the best possible person we could ever work with and when they left we were very concerned. However I have to say Michelle’s temperament and engagement with the team is even better. She is liked by everyone and the manner in which she works with our staff is perfect. We would be lost without her and she is a real asset to your business. I just wanted to let you know from a client’s perspective just how good she is. Rod and I are amazed at the depth of claims she has had approved. She is like an extension of our team now. All the best to you for 2014.
David Kesby Chief Executive Officer, Cue Clothing
Backwell IXL started our relationship with TCF Services back in 2000. At this time Backwell IXL were self-managing the ACIS (Automotive Competitiveness Investment Scheme) and finding it a very difficult task to manage the complexity of the AusIndustry regulations and time involved preparing and submitting the quarterly reports. Backwell IXL turned to TCF – Kerrie Laverick, to take over managing our account with AusIndustry so that we could do what we do best and that was getting on with manufacturing and developing our Automotive Metal Stamping Business in Geelong. TCF Services currently manages Backwell IXL ATS (Automotive Transformation Scheme) account. ATS is a follow on system from ACIS and Backwell IXL continues to enjoy a strong relationship with TCF Services Pty Ltd.
Ross McDonald Business Development & Engineering Manager, IXL Group
Akubra Hats continue to use the team at TCF Services and in particular our consultant Dr Raja Mohan to assist us in the preparation of claims for relevant Government grant programs. Akubra has enjoyed support and advice from TCF since the 1990’s under the TCF Import Credit scheme, during the 2000’s with the TCF Strategic Investment program and in more recent times under the Building Innovative Capability scheme. Enjoying the expertise of the team at TCF services has enabled this company to maximise eligible amounts claimable under these schemes which directly contributes to the ongoing success of our manufacturing operation in Australia. Raja has been our account manager since 2004, his knowledge, expertise and professionalism has been instrumental in us identifying appropriate projects eligible for assistance as well as ensuring we have the right systems in place to capture all the relevant information. Raja visits us on a regular basis and is well regarded by all of our staff. We have been associated with the team at TCF Services since 1995, and enjoy an excellent and trusting working relationship. We would recommend the team to anybody considering professional advice and support on applicable Government assistance schemes.
Roy Wilkinson Company Secretary, Akubra Hats
I would like to thank Vicky Storck and the management of TCF Services who over the past 20 years have successfully delivered a succession of Government grants to my company Seafolly. TCF Services first worked with us in the 1990’s to deliver benefits under the TCF Import Credit scheme, an export incentive program designed to assist the TCF sector globalize, from the year 2000 up to today TCF Services have continued to work diligently to deliver innovation and capital expenditure grants under the TCF Strategic Investment and Clothing & Household Textile “Building Innovative Capability” programs as well as the Product Diversification scheme . Their technical understanding of our industry sector coupled with Vicky’s willingness to work closely with our staff has allowed Seafolly to access large sums of grant funding which has assisted us greatly over our greatest period of re-invention and growth into becoming a truly global brand.
Anthony Halas Managing Director, Seafolly