Best EIS Investment Manager – sponsored by Mainspring

Submissions will be judged based on 4 different categories, with 4 questions within each category (5 for the Evidence of positive engagement with the Industry category)

Category 1 – Evidence of positive engagement with the Industry (10 marks)
The judges are looking for the ways in which entrants are committed to supporting the EIS industry. This might include:

Category 2 – Performance – Exits and existing Investment (10 marks)
The judges are looking for evidence on:

Category 3 -Investor/Financial Planner relations (10 marks)
Please provide:

Category 4 – Supporting the development of Smaller High Growth UK Companies (10 marks)
Please provide:

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,500 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

2. Best SEIS Investment Manager – sponsored by ExactLibri

Submissions will be judged based on 4 different categories, with 4 questions within each category (5 for the Evidence of positive engagement with the Industry category)

Category 1 – Evidence of positive engagement with the Industry (10 marks)
The judges are looking for the ways in which entrants are committed to supporting the EIS industry. This might include:

Category 2 – Performance – Exits and existing Investment (10 marks)
The judges are looking for evidence on:

Category 3 – Investor/Financial Planner relations (10 marks)
Please provide:

Category 4 – Supporting the development of Smaller High Growth UK Companies (10 marks)
Please provide:

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,500 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

3. Best EIS/SEIS Tax Adviser – sponsored by Newable

Submissions will be judged based on 2 different categories, with 3 questions within each category

Category 1 – Evidence of tax best practice and contribution to positive client outcomes (10 marks)
Please provide:

Category 2 – Overall contribution to EIS industry (10 marks)
Please provide:

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,000 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

4. Best EIS/SEIS Legal or Regulatory Adviser – sponsored by Aston Lark

Submissions will be judged based on 2 different categories, with 3 questions within each category

Category 1 – Evidence of legal/regulatory best practice and contribution to positive client outcomes (10 marks)
Please provide:

Category 2 – Overall contribution to EIS industry (10 marks)
Please provide:

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,000 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

5. Best S/EIS Investment Exit – sponsored by Edwin Coe

Submissions will be judged based on 3 different categories, with 2 questions within each category

The judges are looking for the best investment exit from an EIS or SEIS in 2018.

Clearly the return achieved will be important, but this is not the sole criteria. Submissions will be judged on responses to the questions below which cover these three categories

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,000 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

6. Best Financial Planner – Sponsored by Guinness Asset Management

This award is for the best use of EIS/SEIS in a financial planning context.

The Judges are looking for case studies that highlight innovative and practical use of EIS/SEIS within wider financial planning solutions that deliver clear and demonstrable client outcomes both from an investment and tax viewpoint.

The entry should include:

7. Best Newcomer – sponsored by Downing

The criteria for this award are intentionally widely drawn.

Submissions will be judged based on 3 different categories, with 2 questions within each category

Designed to recognise quality and/or innovation from a newcomer to the EIS/SEIS market. The award is open to companies that have launched their first EIS/SEIS fund since mid- 2017, whether as an entirely new company, or an existing company that is launching an EIS or SEIS fund for the first time.

Judges will judge across 3 categories:

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,000 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

8. “Spirit of EIS” Sponsored by Deal Partners

The criteria for this award are intentionally widely drawn.

This award is designed to recognise a new initiative, a company or an individual that has made a difference in enhancing or growing the S/EIS industry. It could be in areas of communication, education, product development, investment…and more. It is open to every member of EISA, individual and company.

The Judges will judge across 3 categories:

Applications for each category should not exceed 1,000 words overall with no more than 250 words for each criteria and information should only relate to the past 12 months

9. Best EIS/SEIA Journalist – sponsored by Kuber Ventures

Reporters who have written about Enterprise and Seed Investment Schemes are in the running for a new award.

This award recognises the individual who, in the opinion of the judges, has made the greatest contribution to the awareness and understanding of EIS and SEIS during 2017.

The winning journalist will be invited to the award ceremony in the House of Lords on the evening of February 7, 2018.

Highly valued by the financial services industry, the EISA Awards recognise the very best practice in the EIS and Seed EIS market.

How do you win?

You do not have to submit an entry. A decision will be made by award judges reviewing any articles about EIS and SEIS.

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