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.”
Blu Sky Tax Ltd - Dave Gibson
We are strong believers that your finance team should be your most important ally when growing your business.
You need to be able to rely on your finance function to get the essentials right so you can sleep at night. Your financial controller needs to provide timely, forward looking financial insights focused on getting more cash into your business quicker. Your CFO should own helping you shape an innovative business strategy that drives your business forward.
Your specialist Blu Sky finance team will own your business like it’s their own. Collaborating with a finance team that has deep commercial experience in the tech, digital and manufacturing sectors ensures you will have time again to focus on growing your business. Whatever the strategic challenges you face, we’ll help provide the foresight and support for you to overcome them.
Talk to us about the likes of SEIS or EIS, R+D tax credits and video games tax relief. Whether you have a need for some more strategic planning, or a one-off business need involving a mix of commercial and tax expertise, we can help.
Brown Butler - Robert Solyom
Brown Butler is a major independent firm of Chartered Accountants based in Leeds. Established 100 years this year, 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 have helped to establish many new start up companies under the umbrella of SEIS/EIS and to 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.