Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP - Derek Gemmell
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Accountants + Business Advisory Firms, with offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London. We are a long established firm with a depth of capability, experience and resource to meet your needs.
Our Expertise to Entrepreneurs’ (“E2”) team specialists use their expertise to differentiate themselves in the market by delivering solutions that work for our clients throughout the life of their investment and beyond. Our E2 team have wide experience in assisting clients across a broad range of sectors to secure SEIS and EIS qualifying status from HMRC, and ensure this qualifying status is maintained following investment.
You’ll receive a personalised service geared to your business, delivered by a team of professionals seeking to add value. The E2 team work closely with AAB’s own fundraising team, who have long standing relationships with private equity investors, providing businesses with access to potential investors faster.
Additionally, we assist companies deliver cash benefits through the generous tax reliefs associated with R&D activity, which can itself assist in funding the continued growth of the company. This work involves our R&D specialists identifying qualifying projects and submitting claims to HMRC to secure R&D tax relief.
BDO LLP - David Brookes
BDO LLP is the world’s fifth largest accountancy firm and has 15 offices in the UK with 220 partners and 3,000 staff. David is a tax partner heading up the firm’s specialist team advising on tax efficient investments and particularly the EIS and VCT schemes. David co-authored the Tolleys/Tottel book Venture Capital Taxes” and wrote the “Plus Markets (previously Ofex) Tax Guide”. David represents the CBI on the Tax Law Re-write project in relation to the EIS and VCT tax legislation. David’s clients include company’s raising finance (particularly those floating on AIM), individuals seeking to benefit from tax reliefs and investment banks and other product providers who are raising funds. David splits his time between BDO’s Reading and London offices.”
Brown Butler - Robert Solyom
Brown Butler is a major independent firm of Chartered Accountants based in Leeds. Established over 100 years, the firm comprises six partners and approximately 80 staff. We have been members of the EISA since 1991 and active in the provision of advice relating to SEIS/EIS since the inception of the schemes, having earned a reputation as expert in this increasingly complex area. Our focus is typically on smaller and medium sized companies. We specialise in SEIS/EIS start ups and ensure that individuals investing in existing businesses qualify for SEIS/EIS relief. We also advise companies to ensure that they continue to be qualifying companies under the schemes and to ensure that SEIS/EIS relief is never lost. SEIS/EIS is inevitably a key part of the thinking that is built into our tax planning concerning the capital raising activities of our private company clients and we will always endeavour to use this valuable source of tax relief wherever possible.
Catax Ltd - Paul O'Kell
Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax relief, including Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D), Remediation of Contaminated Land and the Patent Box. With over 10 years’ experience, we have identified over a quarter of a billion pounds in tax benefit for our clients to date. Our average client benefit is £54k for Capital Allowances and £68k for R&D!
We’re headquartered in Manchester, with 5 offices in the UK. We have specialist staff dotted all over the country, so are able to help businesses in any location across the UK with their tax relief claim.
We have a team of over 100 in-house experts which includes Surveyors, Tax Technicians, Accountants, Report Writers and Case Managers.
We break down the claims process for you so all our clients need to do is provide us with some details and we’ll take care of the rest. There are no complicated forms to fill out, no legal language to unpick and no tax law to get your head around.
We are trusted partners with many of the UK’s top accountants, solicitors, the Law Society, ICAEW and IFA amongst other industry bodies. So far we’ve helped thousands of businesses claim back money from HMRC.