Boyd specialises in SEIS, EIS and VCT investments, including HMRC advance assurance applications and drafting investor documents. Boyd also helps companies raise finance, invests in selected companies and acts as a director of numerous companies which have raised money via EIS and VCT. Boyd has authored several eBooks, such as The Sapphire Guide to SEIS and a guide to The Sapphire Guide to REITs.
Boyd has over thirty years' experience in the financial services industry and has overseen the development of Sapphire to become a multi-award winning investment firm with a diversified client base. Boyd currently specialises in the incubation of investment funds - and has set up and currently manages multiple venture capital funds. Due to his experience, his expertise and advice are often sought by the boards of well-known funds and he sits on multiple investment committees. He also advises on general corporate and commercial matters, including fundraising and secured lending.
Prior to Sapphire, Boyd was in New York for ten years as a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP transaction services, advising clients such as Apollo Management LP, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Boyd is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to conduct investment business. He is the honourary treasurer and trustee of a leading cancer charity and is currently completing a Master's in Finance at Harvard University.
Boyd's mobile number is: 07 917 767 362 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent testimonial of Boyd's work:
"Boyd Carson achieved EIS clearance for the company on which we work together, in a complex assurance process requiring multiple responses to HMRC. He has continued to act as a director of that company and has been highly responsive and diligent. The company has gone on to raise £3.2m of EIS funds to date, and EIS 3 certificates have been issued by HMRC following the successful submission of EIS1's."
Rupert West, Investment Manager, Puma Investments, Bond Street House, London.
Recent testimonial of Vasiliki's work:
“Vasiliki's patience in compiling our funding document was truly amazing. She is smart, thoughtful and constructive in her work. She tirelessly spoke to us at any time of the day and was fast at turning around the document. I would recommend Sapphire to anyone looking to take a funding document to market.”
Clive Morris, Director, Client Machine Limited.
Johnathan is responsible for SEIS and EIS applications, business plans, information memorandums, R&D tax credits and sales operations.
Johnathan is interested in helping startup companies obtain investment and grow, developing business plans and information memorandums. He specialises in the EIS/SEIS/VCT advance assurance application process and has a particular interest in assisting foreign companies apply for the schemes. He is the author of the eBook SEIS and EIS for foreign companies. Johnathan comes from a background in digital marketing, professional sales management and business structuring. His passion for assisting startups comes from owning two of his own; one in promotions and the other in hospitality. Johnathan has written marketing and business plans for various startup companies and assisted in the early stages of operations.
Johnathan graduated with a BSc First Class Honours in Marketing from Ulster University and holds qualifications in professional selling, management and various online analytical tools.
He has also successfully completed the EISA Organisation's EIS diploma and sits on the Greenshoots Committee (EISA).
Johnathan's mobile is 07 833 085 164 and email is email@example.com
Connect with Johnathan on LinkedIn johnathangraham
Recent testimonial of Johnathan's work:
"Johnathan of Sapphire was excellent in guiding us through the entire process. Although our holding company is based in the Republic of Ireland, Cork, Johnathan made what is a complex process of applying for EIS advance assurance for a non-UK based company straightforward. I genuinely, could not recommend them enough."
Tony Duggan, Director/Founder Crossflow Payment Solutions Trading Limited, Ireland, Cork.
Vince is an independent compliance consultant providing Sapphire with advice on the FCA handbook and reporting. He has worked in financial services for over 25 years and started Compliance Cubed in 2013 where he is currently a director. His financial services career includes working with financial advisers, banks, a building society, insurers and wealth/fund managers. Vince has a degree in Economics and Government from Essex University and a MSc in Financial Regulation and Compliance Management from London Metropolitan. He is a regular contributor to TC News on a range of competence issues and his practice is a member of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants.