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Boyd Carson, Sapphire Capital

Boyd Carson, Sapphire Capital

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Happy 10th birthday Sapphire!

Sapphire is ten years old today. What a journey it has been. My wife and I started Sapphire in our t...
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Outlook for 2019

[This article was originally published in the IFA Magazine in December 2018 and has been republished...
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Five things you need to prepare for raising money

  In my experience, raising money for a business is difficult, time-consuming and stressful. As an e...
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The chicken or the egg? New HMRC requirements to stop speculative SEIS/EIS advance assurance applications

  You know the saying about "which came first: the chicken or the egg?" Well, which came first: the ...
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On winning best SEIS Fund Manager 2017

Normally we do not like to show off, but this is definitely an exception. We are delighted to have w...
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What is a SEIS qualifying company?

  We are often asked which companies qualify for SEIS. Below is a brief summary of the requirements....
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SEIS and EIS funds - how they are typically structured.

    At Sapphire we are often asked to advise on the structure of a new SEIS Fund or EIS Fund ("Fund"...
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Does your company qualify for EIS? Complete our quiz to find out.

In order to ensure your company qualifies for the Enterprise Investment Scheme ("EIS") there are cer...
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SEIS / EIS advance assurance for foreign companies - is it really possible?

  Short answer: yes it is. At Sapphire we are increasingly being asked to obtain SEIS and or EIS adv...
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On winning the EIS Association's "Best Innovation Newcomer" award

  Let me start by saying how delighted I am to have been awarded the EIS Association's ("EISA") awar...
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SEIS tax relief - the six main tax reliefs explained.

Every day at Sapphire Capital we talk with numerous entrepreneurs who are setting up companies and o...
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SEIS and EIS advance assurance time - how long does it take to obtain?

This is the question we get asked by our clients nearly everyday: "How long does it take to get SEIS...
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SEIS excluded activities and qualifying trades explained

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”) is a government plan which was put in place to aid sm...
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SEIS versus EIS - a visual comparison

There has never been a better time to start a new company in the UK.  The UK government support offe...
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EIS Tax Reliefs Explained - Part Two - Capital Gains Tax Reliefs

This is the second part in a series of blog articles about EIS tax reliefs.  In the first article I ...
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HMRC EIS pre approval - 10 things you must include

At Sapphire Capital we have carried out many Enterprise Investment Scheme ("EIS") and Seed Enterpris...
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Jersey Expert Funds - 6 Key Questions to Ask

Jersey Expert Funds are an excellent way to allow investors and the promoters of funds to take advan...
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Jersey Listed Funds - an excellent fund alternative

If you are looking for fund options, a Jersey Listed Fund needs to be at the top of your considerati...
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Applying for a Seed EIS or EIS? 10 Things You Should Consider

So you want to apply to HMRC for a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme ("Seed EIS") or an Enterprise I...
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Equity Financing: 5 ways to raise cash

Over the years, we are constantly asked what are the best ways of obtaining equity financing for com...
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Budget 2013 - SEIS - Capital Gains Tax Changes Explained

SEIS investors got a welcome boost from the chancellor George Osbourne in the 2013 budget.  In his b...
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