R & D Tax Incentives, Commercial Grants, Agricultural Grants, Export Grants


History and Qualifications

This company’s background relates to that of its founders Christopher & Kerry Buck, and Alliance Partner Neil & Viv Covey.

Christopher brings to bear the Quantitative Nature of their consultancy he is a qualified CPA, Economist, Merchant Banker (Hill Samuel now called Macquarie Bank), and a Registered Specialist R & D Tax Agent and was the managing director of the 1994 Exporter of the year for Qld. Currently sits on the Austrade EMDG Technical Committee and on the AusIndustry R & D Reference Groups.


  • CPA, B. Bus, MBA (Whilst undertaking a D.B.A at SCU has completed with Distinction all the research subjects required in the Doctoral Course)
  • TAFE accredited Designer of Training Programs for the Institute of Export (and past director of Institute of Export Qld) 
  • Austrade Accredited Consultant since 1996
  • Registered R & D Specialist Tax Agent Number: – 00958003

Kerry Undertakes Administrative Matters.

Neil brings to bear the qualitative nature of their consultancy based on over 30 years’ experience commencing at the CSIRO (in the Applied Physics Department) in management positions in a variety of industries including a distinguished career in international medical sales at companies such as Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Neil can when requested assists clients with strategic planning, marketing, market research, sales development and export licensing negotiations. His Services in export marketing and research can qualify as eligible expenditure under EMDG.
Neil assists Chris in R & D plan development, climate and commercialization submissions and in this capacity is the Sydney representative of AEIA.

Viv Undertakes Administrative Matters.

Together, we represent over 200 R & D and Exporting Companies from Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and South Australia. To-date clients have won awards for their export efforts, such as:

  • Australian/British Export Award
  • I.T. Export Awards
  • Tourism Award
  • Queensland Small Manufacturing Export Award

And in Research and Development we have seen our clients win 2 National Design & Engineering Awards.