There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them Seth Godin

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You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right! – Henry Ford

Research and Development Tax Incentive

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D) offsets certain costs of a company in carrying out eligible activities to create new or improved products, processes and services. The program reduces the cost and risk of undertaking R&D activities for your business.

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Export Marketing and Development Grant

Director of Melrose International, Madonna Melrose, has experienced first-hand most facets of business throughout her career. It is this expertise, coupled with her highly qualified staff, that brings a sharpened edge and eagle eye to her approach of The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D) and The Export Marketing and Development Grant (EMDG)

If you would like to work with a creative team who have a fresh approach to government grant applications, then don’t hesitate to contact Madonna Melrose today to discuss your options and eligibility.

Madonna Melrose - Director
Melrose International PTY LTD

Testimonials
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If your company is considering applying for either grant, I would recommend discussing these plans with Madonna Melrose early in your planning process. Madonna’s understanding and advice has been invaluable to my company and I am sure you too will see her as a major asset in packaging your submissions.
Peter Nicholson   
CEO Nicholson Fine Foods 
02 6646 3191   
2017-02-28T06:15:48+00:00
Peter Nicholson   
CEO Nicholson Fine Foods 
02 6646 3191   
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If your company is considering applying for either grant, I would recommend discussing these plans with Madonna Melrose early in your planning process. Madonna’s understanding and advice has been invaluable to my company and I am sure you too will see her as a major asset in packaging your submissions.
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With Madonna’s guidance and wonderful support we have successfully gained some great reimbursements and tax benefits from the EMDG and R&D Grants.
Thanks for your ongoing support Madonna; we could not have done it without you.
Heather Spierings 
Secretary RA Cosmetics 
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2017-02-28T06:16:45+00:00
Heather Spierings 
Secretary RA Cosmetics 
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With Madonna’s guidance and wonderful support we have successfully gained some great reimbursements and tax benefits from the EMDG and R&D Grants. Thanks for your ongoing support Madonna; we could not have done it without you.
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In the beginning we had little idea of how our products would be eligible but Madonna and her team took the time to visit us and explain in detail the parameters of eligibility and how it could be applied to our business’ products and services.

We were suitably impressed with Madonna’s knowledge and had no hesitation in trusting her with our business.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her services as a consultant who will easily and effortlessly bridge the gap between small business and government.
Nikki Horovitz 
Director Tonic Australia 
03 9523 1377 
2017-02-28T06:28:34+00:00
Nikki Horovitz 
Director Tonic Australia 
03 9523 1377 
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In the beginning we had little idea of how our products would be eligible but Madonna and her team took the time to visit us and explain in detail the parameters of eligibility and how it could be applied to our business’ products and services. We were suitably impressed with Madonna’s knowledge and had no hesitation in trusting her with our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services as a consultant who will easily and effortlessly bridge the gap between small business and government.
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I have known Madonna both personally and professionally for over 15 years and there is no one I would trust more with the sensitive nature of our financials and new developments of our products. The staff are delightful to work with and the personal service they offer is rare. Melrose International goes above and beyond to take the stress away from the grant application process.

Gregg Cave 
Director/General Manager  Gaia Retreat and Spa 
02 6687 1216 
2017-02-28T06:29:28+00:00

Gregg Cave 
Director/General Manager  Gaia Retreat and Spa 
02 6687 1216 
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I have known Madonna both personally and professionally for over 15 years and there is no one I would trust more with the sensitive nature of our financials and new developments of our products. The staff are delightful to work with and the personal service they offer is rare. Melrose International goes above and beyond to take the stress away from the grant application process.

Case Study #1

Caterina Di Biase is without doubt one of Australia’s most creative and exceptionally talented hair artists. Proud to call her a friend for over a decade, it is so inspiring to witness her break all confines every year as I document the process’ and trials and errors that eventually result in her award winning creations. The techniques she uses to produce hairstyles simply defy gravity. The volume and length she creates and the boundaries she pushes with chemical colouring are just some of the projects awarded R&D incentives. This is one client I truly get excited about working with each year.

BTS CRUDA FIGURA Collection – Artistic Team of the Year Finalist – Click here to view the video

Case Study #2

Four Pillars Gin in the Yarra Valley Victoria is such a magical place and sitting in on a masterclass with Sandy MacKenzie, Head Distiller, was the perfect way to digest not only the finished gin, but the techniques that set this product apart from its competition. The Research and Development Grant works on many levels with this company as is not only affords a tax concession for the company but it facilities Cameron and his team to continue research into the effects of Australian botanicals to produce and bottle the true spirit and essence of this great land. I am so proud to call Four Pillars a client and act on their behalf in accessing governments funds.

Interview with Cameron Mackenzie, Distiller at Four Pillars – Click here to view the Video
Four Pillars Distillery – Melbourne’s Yarra Valley – Click here to view the Video

Case Study #3

When I get an opportunity to work with some of Australia’s most innovative beauty clients, I get very excited as I myself have spent of 30 years in the beauty industry. Eye of Horus have developed one of my favourite beauty products with this new release Natural Vegan Bio Lift Mascara. Incorporating some of the most innovative ingredients and breakthrough technologies with the wand, it was inspiring to document all the trials and tribulations that occurred during the research and development stages of this product. Helping them access both the R&D grant and the Export Grant I am proud to be a part of their continued success through the assistance I can give on behalf of the Australian Government.

New Natural Vegan Mascara

Case Study #4

Bahen Chocolate marry some of the most beautiful traditions with modern twists that produce real artisan products. Working with Josh Bahen for the past few years in helping him keep his dream alive of producing unique products with new technologies has been made possible by accessing the R&D grant. This has been such a success for Bahen & Co, that we are now helping him access the Export Grant to take these world class products across the globe. Thanks for having us along for the ride Josh.

Bahen & Co, Margaret River, Western Australia – Click here to view the Video

Case Study #5

Working with salt of the earth Aussies is such a treat and Peter Nicholson from Nicholson Fine Foods is one of my favourite clients. After a tour of his factory in Yamba NSW I witnessed first-hand the pure joy and excitement Peter gets from the development of his multi award winning products. For over two years he has been developing his Garnishing Pearls and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him on the R&D for this innovative product.

Nicholson Fine Foods // Garnishing Pearl tartlets – Click here to view the Video

Case Study #6

Assisting my client Meredith Dairy to enable them to claim a rebate on the R&D grant is one of the most satisfying experiences, particularly as their Q Fever Vaccine will be such a scientific breakthrough for Australia. Working with Sandy, I was able to fully document the testing processes’ and record the trials and errors to satisfy that this project and its outcomes depend on continued vital research and with this research, comes considerable time and out of pocket expenses directly from the company. Thankfully the Research and Development Tax Incentive is there to support such initiatives and as a result has provided vital rebates that will allow Sandy and his dedicated team to continue research into this exciting project.

Meredith goat’s cheese maker’s million-dollar push to find Q fever vaccine