Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

The Affect Group

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Nick is an accountant specialising in the Video Games sector and other creative industries. He has been involved in the Creative Industries since 2006 and assisted with the introduction of VGTR in 2014 and the transition to VGEC from 2024. Nick has a 100% success record for creative industries tax credit claims in video games, film, TV and animation with over 700 claims made to date and over £540 million cash repaid to clients in claims of £10,000 to £30 million. 

Nick is founder of Affect Group which is a full-service accountancy firm to the creative industries and entrepreneurial clients. Nick is a fellow of the ACCA (governing body for accountants) and member of the CIOT (governing body for tax practitioners). 

Nick Johnson is speaking at the following session/s

Level Up Your Business: Navigating Debt Financing and Tax Credit Strategies in the Games Industry

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 6

Join us for an insightful session that delves into the intricacies of cash flow management and its pivotal role in enhancing the financial resilience of video games businesses. In this presentation, an experienced accountant and a seasoned financier will collaboratively guide you through the fundamentals of debt financing and cash flowing, tailored specifically for the gaming industry.

The spotlight will shine on the nuances of UK tax credits, providing attendees with valuable insights into leveraging financial opportunities unique to the region. Our experts will also shed light on the latest developments in HMRC's tax credit regime, ensuring participants stay well-informed and equipped to optimize their financial strategies.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of how effective cash flow management can propel your gaming business towards sustained success in the dynamic landscape of the industry.

Session Takeaway

Discussion of debt, financing and cash flowing

The talk will explain:

  • Mastering cash flow strategies for games businesses
  • Understanding the essentials of debt financing in the games industry
  • Insight into financiers' criteria and lenders' expectations
  • Unveiling the intricacies of UK tax credits, with a focus on the latest HMRC updates

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