About the Association

SHAPA has been the UK's leading specialist Association for the solids handling and processing industry since its formation in 1981. Our support and assistance has allowed our members to maximise their profitability, whilst taking advantage of the many benefits afforded by the Association.

MPA Tax Credits


The pace of change is relentless. If your business doesn’t keep up, it will fast be left behind.

At MPA, we live and breathe innovation. We use our expertise, experience and knowledge to partner with businesses just like yours, supporting you to maintain and grow your business, and releasing you to come up with the next big idea.


R&D tax credits

Let us release vital investment for your business as our experts partner with you to undertake a careful, ongoing analysis of your business and the costs you’ve incurred that might be eligible for tax credits. In 2018 alone, we helped more than 600 innovative businesses take another step forward. 


Patent Box

If your business has delivered a patented innovation, there is a strong likelihood that you will be eligible for government tax relief. Our experts can ensure your ideas receive the industry and financial recognition you deserve, all helping to fuel your next big idea.


Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out if this service could benefit your business, visit our website www.mpa.co.uk  or call Iain Warburton 07519 070636  iain.warburton@mpa.co.uk