Business Associates / Consultants – Business Services

Yorkshire, North East, North West, Midlands

Commission only – self-employed role

Typical earnings £50,000 + per annum

We are actively seeking ambitious Business Associates / Consultants to join our growing team here at TEQ Group.

We are a team of experienced professionals helping our business clients improve their cashflow through:

  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Business Energy
  • Business Cost Management

We are looking for self-employed associates/consultants who would like to work in any, or all of these fields.

R&D Tax Credits:

R&D tax credits are the governments way of rewarding businesses for being innovative.  Whilst most large companies are already making claims, the majority of SME’s are still missing out on this valuable benefit due to a lack of knowledge of the scheme or their own perceptions of R&D restrictions.  We aim to change this.

The average tax benefit for the Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) scheme in 2016/17 was £54,000.

We are a team of technical consultants, using our technical knowledge to help our clients unearth eligible projects for R&D tax credit claims.  Our management team have over 10 years’ experience in helping clients claim R&D tax credits.  They have worked for both large tax boutiques and Top 5 Accountancy practices.

We mainly work with accountancy practices and professional service referrers and their clients, offering specialist advice and support in the field of R&D Tax.  We also work directly for clients.

We are looking for Associates who can either drive the business forward and/or can assist with writing detailed technical reports for HMRC.

Successful candidates are not required to have taxation experience, but they must have experience in, or a background of, working at a senior level in a business environment.  A technical or scientific background would be advantageous.  Full training and support will be provided in the role. 

Business Energy:

We are not typical energy brokers.  We don’t employ banks of telesales staff employing hard-sell techniques.  We work on a consultative basis with all of our clients offering them better ways to procure their energy contracts and to manage and reduce their consumption.

We utilise the latest technologies with our energy offering, which includes an advanced reverse energy auction platform and an IoT based energy/resource management platform.

Experience in the energy industry is preferred, but not essential as full training will be provided.

Business Cost Reduction:

 In addition to business energy, we also assist our clients in reducing their costs in over 40 different categories from Telecoms to Office Supplies to food and merchant cards.

Many SME’s don’t have the time or resources to manage their cost base on an ongoing basis, which results in them often paying more than they should for their essential services.

Our cost reduction service helps to ensure clients don’t pay more than they should for reliable services.

Experience of cost reduction/procurement in preferred, but not essential as full training will be provided.

We are looking for self-assured, confident, self-starters with excellent sales experience, drive and ambition to help us drive our business forward.  In return, you can earn unlimited commissions and will be fully supported in your role. Training and marketing support will be provided for all roles.

To apply for the role, in addition to a CV, please provide a covering letter explaining why you believe you would be suitable for the position, emailing both CV and covering letter to

If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail, please feel free to contact us on 01423 815299 for an informal discussion.

Successful applicants will be contacted within 7 days to arrange an interview. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

NB: Submissions from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

What Our Clients Say

“We have a purchasing team, but recognised they were fully occupied managing our large cost areas. Suspecting that there could be some cost leakage we engaged with TEQ Group to conduct a cost audit. Through their analysis and knowledge of these markets to date we have realised savings in excess of £135,000. This is far in excess of anything we envisaged”


AP, Executive Director, Multi-Site Professional Services Company

“We have been working closely with TEQ Group to review and re-procure our existing waste, energy and telecommunications contracts. In addition to the contract savings and increased service levels, working with Teq Group has significantly reduced the management time involved from ourselves. This has not only saved us money, but their pro-active support has saved us a lot of time and resource, enabling us to focus on managing the school”


CB, Estates Manager Yorkshire Independent School

“TEQ Group have consistently provided a professional, reliable and friendly service. Their standard of work is extremely high and they have remained flexible to ensure that response times are prompt. It is rare to find talented people who can consistently demonstrate and deliver excellent customer service whilst achieving genuine cost savings across a wide range of services”


LS, Managing Director, Care Home Group

“To date TEQ Group have reviewed our IT Support, Stationery, Utilities, Janitorial Supplies and Waste and Recycling.  We are very pleased with the outcomes. We have made significant savings to our business, not only financially but also in time saved. We receive monthly monitoring and management reports and ongoing support and feel very confident that additional expenditure savings will be achievable in the future.

The management team at TEQ Group are very capable and we would have no hesitation in recommending a very capable team to other companies.”


GL, Operations Director, Large Yorkshire Charity