Bambridge Accountants - Alistair Bambridge
Bambridge Accountants is a team of chartered accountants based in central London, Covent Garden that specialise in professionals in the creative arts, US and Canadian expats and businesses. The firm advises creative businesses on the SEIS and EIS application process and guides them through approval. Film and TV companies often use companies as special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for projects. There are conditions in place that need to met to make sure these SPVs are still eligible for SEIS and EIS. One-off productions and any pre-agreed contracts can be problematic for approval – this is where Bambridge can offer tailored advice and make sure all the conditions are being met.
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 Brown Butler is a major independent firm of Chartered Accountants based in Leeds. Established over 90 years ago, the firm comprises seven partners and approximately 70 staff. We have been members of the EISA since 1991 and active in the provision of advice relating to EIS since the inception of the scheme, 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 EIS and to ensure that individuals investing in existing businesses qualify for EIS relief. We also advise companies to ensure that they continue to be qualifying companies under the scheme and to ensure that EIS relief is never lost. 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.