"We were quite limited in terms of time and lacking the knowledge on specific requirements to get SEIS/EIS approval. Johnathan guided us through all the processes and we managed to get the approval in quite a short time and at a very competitive cost. Excellent value for money - I would strongly suggest their service to other startups facing the same challenges than us." Asif Rajani - Regvolution Limited.
The company develops new intelligent software that will empower banks to face theregulatory challenges, by providing software that can detect and suggest corrections and optimizations to capital requirements.
"We had been looking into applying for EIS advance assurance and the whole process seemed very daunting. Johnathan from Sapphire Capital explained the whole process to us and took us through it step by step in a very efficient manner. It was extremely seamless and we were delighted to have found them to help." Ross McDowell - Harty Nutrition Limited.
The company’s principal business is that of innovative health food manufacturing specialising in the production of raw-formed nutritional products for the healthy snacking market. The company’s brand, Origin Clean Protein Bars is an all-natural sports nutrition and healthy snacking brand which currently has a range of naturally positioned ‘real food’ protein bars selling in retail throughout Ireland and online.
"Sapphire led the process for obtaining an EIS/SEIS advance assurance with HMRC for a company where I was one of the founders. They took over the application process and made sure we had the necessary support. Johnathan, was very helpful throughout the entire process and supported us with all the steps on the way - from preparing the business model and filling out all the necessary documents to actually submitting our application and following up with HMRC. Overall, we had a great experience working with Sapphire and would gladly recommend them." Ivo Gueorguiev - Phos Limited.
The company helps to empower merchants to seamlessly integrate payment acceptance with a universe of additional business applications, such as loyalty, vouchers, budgeting, campaign management and analytics all from the comfort of their smart phones.
"Bondford was time-pressured to secure SEIS/EIS advanced assurance for its prospective investors. Boyd and Johnathan managed to secure that assurance within just 2-weeks and at a cost that was 50% less than our auditors. I would recommend their services." Bondford Group - Henry Vaughan.
The company provides a FX transaction cost analysis service to clients for them to manage all elements of their FX transaction costs. The process starts with uploading the FX transaction data to the Bondford analysis platform, were the data will be analysed and then the Bondford tool will show key FX execution performance metrics and generate reports based on this data.
"Vasiliki was invaluable in assisting us secure advanced assurance for SEIS and EIS. We would recommend her and the team at Sapphire to everyone." LV8Sport - Matt Willcocks.
The company develops, commercializes and operates an online sports player performance measurement platform.
"Boyd was prompt with his actions and extremely helpful in the process of gaining SEIS approval for All Things Ride. Do I recommend Sapphire Capital Partners services? Absolutely!" Al Brown - All Things Ride Limited.
All Things Ride Limited brings clients together to offer community experiences in which the company celebrates achievement. The company bridges the gap between the competitive amateur racer and the sportive rider who relishes the experience alone and gains satisfaction from completing their event. The company proactively engaging clients via unique channels to market and presents events in series and seasonal formats providing a comprehensive gateway to the best sportive events and cycling experiences. All Things Ride is unique in the market, its end of year awards night offers clients a chance to unite with like-minded riders and celebrate achievement.
"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 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.