Leyton expands operations with second Canadian office in Toronto

30 April 2019 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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France-based operational consulting firm Leyton has opened an office in Toronto to complement its other Canadian outpost in Montreal. The expansion is a response to growing demand for expertise in research & development tax relief.

Leyton has been helping organizations improve their financial and operational performance for more than two decades. With offices across Europe, the US, and Canada, the firm supports clients with services in procurement, business process outsourcing, and innovation financing. The firm’s particular specialty is helping organization unlock maximum value from R&D tax credits, grants, and subsidies.

Leyton has experienced solid growth in recent years as more firms become aware of government innovation funding schemes. The consultancy's scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credit specialists help clients navigate complex frameworks across regions to get the best financial results.

Leyton expands operations with second Canadian office in Toronto

Now, the company has opened a new office in downtown Toronto on University Avenue. The office will be managed by Charles Sole, a senior executive from Leyton’s London office, as well as new hire Jonathan Irwin, a seasoned SR&ED consultant. Irwin was previously an advisor in SR&ED claims at consultancies PwC, MNP, and BDO Canada.

Leyton will look to hire a number of business development executives, senior tax experts, and technical consultants at the new office, further expanding its Canadian team of 20 consultants.

Montreal and Toronto, aside from being the country’s most populous cities, are also two of Canada’s main innovation hubs. Both are noted global centres for emerging technology development (including artificial intelligence), buoyed by strong university research centres and a thriving community of start-ups and established players.

Toronto has been attracting more innovation and tech jobs in recent years, with massive players such as Amazon and Google significantly expanding their footprints in the Ontario capital.

“Our expansion to Toronto reflects the increasing demand from companies across the region to secure funding to support and drive their innovation and reach their full potential,” Guillaume Collin, managing director of Leyton Canada, said. “Our team of experts and sector specialists will help companies through what is a complex application process, and we are looking forward to building this new hub and continuing to unlock greater value for our clients.”