"We enjoyed working with the Sapphire team and found the attention we received was very pleasing for what was a very reasonable cost. The Sapphire team have extensive experience in getting start-ups through the EIS process, and know intimately how HMRC assess submissions. We were delighted to have worked with Sapphire to prepare a compliant submission and receive our advance assurance in a straight forward manner." Matthew Harris - GetSetGo! Activity Clubs Limited.
GetSetGo! Activity Clubs will be a group of family activity clubs, initially in London. The premise of the business is to capitalise on the substantial demand for leisure options for families living in London. The company’s clubs will be pay as you go rather than based on a membership model, which the company hopes will make them accessible to a wide demographic.
"I've spoken with many accountancy firms on the SEIS and EIS matters and in my opinion, Sapphire Capital is operating in the most transparent and fair way. Boyd and Johnathan were very supportive and also provided some extra advice when we needed. Even though we had a very unusual situation, Sapphire Capital helped us to successfully obtain the pre-clearance very quickly." Alena Golden - BM Media Limited.
BM Media Limited is that of a recording technology for users to participate in contests and tournaments. The company is a platform that will help to unlock music potential of young people. To date the BattleMe app has over one million users all over the world.
Both seasoned and aspiring musicians use the app to create music, take part in contests and grow their fan base.
"Johnathan of Sapphire was excellent in guiding us through the entire process. Although our holding company is based in the Republic of Ireland Cork, Johnathan made what is a complex process of applying for EIS advance assurance for a non-UK based company straightforward. I genuinely, could not recommend them enough." Tony Duggan - Crossflow Payment Solutions Trading Limited.
Crossflow Payment Solutions Trading Limited (“Crossflow”) Crossflow’s cloud based platform acts as a global intermediary facilitating advance payments of transactions between corporate’s, their suppliers and third-party institutional funding providers. Crossflows platform has been developed to support the key requirements of a low-cost, scalable environment supporting rapid rollout and funds utilization capabilities, alongside the automated reconciliation of transactions.
"Johnathan assisted us with every element of the Advance Assurance application process, including helping us complete the OS IN01 form to register a UK branch. Sapphire were fantastic the whole way through, nothing was too much for them and I highly recommend them for your SEIS and EIS needs." John Popolizio - Director of Sovy Trust Solutions Limited.
Sovy Trust Solutions Limited is a one-stop-shop for simplfying business compliance. The Company's suite of compliance solutions enable (MSMEs) around the world to manage a complaince program in the cloud. MSMEs, sized from 1-2000 employees cannot afford nor have the expertise to run an in-house compliance program.
"Sapphire took a complex brief and turned it in to a succint HMRC proposal which they presented whilst keeping us fully informed on progress. An excellent company to work with and one we highly recommend." David Wing - UK Education India Limited.
UK Education India seeks to establish, across India, a series of educational hubs (Knowledge Campuses) each of which will enable local communities to benefit from UK education standards of excellence in an affordable and readily accessible way. The overall aim is to have several campuses across India, however, it is proposed that the first will be in Jaipur, in the Indian State of Rajasthan. Jaipur is home to many well established and internationally recognised independent schools with whom we are developing collaborative relationships.
"Boyd was very clear in explaining the process of HMRC assurance. He is very knowledgeable about the process and his advice was invaluable. Boyd took care of the whole process while keeping me updated throughout. I still reach out to him when I have questions about SEIS and EIS and his response is always prompt. I would highly recommend Sapphire for the HMRC assurance process." Arshdeep Jindal, Apex Financial Technology.
Apex Financial Technology is a company which provides a suite of software products (known as Finvisage™) to be used by CFOs and treasury managers of corporations. The Company’s market risk management software is a front and back-office technology platform which sits within the client's Treasury department to be used by the CFO, Treasurer and their teams.
"Sapphire was extremely helpful and attentive throughout the application process. HMRC came back with a question and Johnathan of Sapphire handled it on our behalf and got us over the line." Eric Guo - Street Away
Street Away is a marketing platform which creates an instant, local connection between businesses, such as bars, restaurants and cafes, and their potential customers. It gives these businesses, the ability to create and control tailored promotions based on any current circumstances and immediately broadcast these to a nearby audience, filling up empty seats at off-peak times and saving on wasted stock.
"Sapphire was excellent! We used them to obtain our EIS 1 certificate and the help that Vasiliki at Sapphire provided was first class." Jeff Draper, Storelectric Limited.
Storelectric Ltd is a developer of projects using highly efficient forms of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) using existing technologies, at a grid scale, efficiently and cost-effectively.
"We used Boyd Carson to get EIS for our company. He was excellent; quick to respond, very easy to work with; guided us with patience and got us approval very quickly. He made it seem easy and straight forward. Most importantly dealing with him was absolutely stress free, which is rare in dealing with official paper work. I will strongly recommend him." Ali Farid Khwaja, Oxford Frontier Capital.
Oxford Frontier Capital is a research advisory business which provides institutional investors and corporates with advice regarding investing in emerging technologies and emerging markets. The Company conducts research, publishes reports and provides advice on emerging technologies such as Fintech, Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, Quantum Computing and on emerging markets such as the frontier markets of South Asia and Middle East.
"Our EIS application wasn’t straightforward thanks to our brand licence agreement and three business units, each of which is quite different. Furthermore, a detailed understanding of how the HMRC examines business models through the lens of EIS legislation, as regards compliance with a very complex set of qualifying criterion, was provided. Without this, I’m sure we’d have spent many more months, and written many more submissions, to ensure full compliance! Sapphire's expert advice was crystal clear throughout; unquestionably, it proved crucial in our eventual success in obtaining advance assurance." Neil MacKay, easyCoffee Limited.
EasyCoffee offers an exciting new way of getting all your favourite drinks and food at terrific value prices when you’re on the go. At easyCoffee they aim to make things simple, fun and innovative. EasyCoffee believes that excellent products and service and a wide variety of choice should be available to everyone.
"Sapphire was excellent! I was very impressed their persevervance and attention to detail throughout the whole process. Sapphire is a pleasure to work with." Mark Ursell, Mindmover Limited.
MindMover is a leading UK Data, insight and technology agency. MindMover is currently UK based, and its primary business is the provision of market research consultancy. As part of a new period of growth, MindMover is seeking to generate new sales from its proprietary survey software solutions via a software as a service (SAAS) model. The new software is called T-view, which gives MindMover access to a different client base and enters a new product market, primarily in the United States.
"HQ'd in Australia, the team at Sapphire were very helpful in explaining how we could obtain EIS advance assurance for a non-UK based company. They successfully obtained our SEIS and EIS advance assurance within seven days of the application date." James Taylor, Anamantic PTY Limited
The company specialises in supplying eCommerce businesses with the machine learning technology to automate cross-selling and upselling on their online store. The company helps its clients grow revenue by increasing items per order and average order values. This is conducted through behavioral trackers on websites and dynamic widgets that populate with recommended items specific to each user.