"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.
"Sapphire has an excellent knowledge of the EIS application process for foreign companies and successfully obtained our EIS." Colin Keane, Zulleon Limited.
The Company specialises in the creating and selling digital entertainment products for children and licencing of the OOKS childrens brand. The company is not constrained by a single medium and instead strives to create a fully rounded experience for children where their fun and creativity can flourish in both the real and digital world. .
"Sapphire was very efficient in getting everything done and the quality of their work exceeded my expectations. Their service commitment and ethos is truly collaborative." Sesh Sukhdeo, You R Going Limited.
The company specialises in the Corporate travel marketplace. It is an online travel platform with value added services. Technology driven and aimed at the corporate business user.
"Sapphire did all the advance assurance preparation quickly and professionally and HMRC issued the EIS advance assurance in three and half weeks. Excellent work!" Jonathan Stein, Vaboo Limited.
Vaboo Limited is a company that provides a perks and engagement platform for the private rented sector, designed to help accommodation providers improve renter-centricity and the renter experience throughout the duration of a tenancy. The Company seeks to improve service levels for renters and provide a USP to its clients via a customised perks and engagement platform for renters, enabling accommodation providers and property management companies to easily add value to the renter proposition, whilst helping renters combat affordability and the rising cost of living.
"Sapphire were excellent in obtaining our EIS advance assurance and completing our investor documents. They also helped us to successfully raise money for our company." Venkat Chidambaram, WTG Lazgill Limited.
WTG Lazgill is a leading producer of precision engineered parts for automotive HVAC and Fluid management applications. The company, established in 1940 has a strong reputation and a leading market position in the United Kingdom for HVAC components. Our production facilities are located in India and the UK. WTG Lazgill is part of Western Thomson Group Pte, which is a Singapore based specialised auto-components producer with operations in India and the UK.