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Boyd Carson, Sapphire Capital

Boyd Carson, Sapphire Capital

As a partner at Sapphire Capital Partners LLP, Boyd loves to create and manage micro venture capital funds. Sapphire seeks to power your expansion by specialising in venture capital and the SEIS and EIS schemes to grow your company or to help you launch an investment fund. Contact Boyd by email at boyd@sapphirecapitalpartners.co.uk.

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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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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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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 arti...
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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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Seed Capital Required for a Startup? 10 Reasons to use a Seed EIS

Seed capital is normally defined as the first money into a company in order to start it.  Typically ...
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Business Investment Relief Explained - a 10 point summary guide

Unfortunately for the vast majority of us, when we earn money we have to pay tax.  We then have a ch...
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