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 Capital to become a multi-award winning investment firm with a diversified client base. Prior to Sapphire, Boyd was in New York for ten years as a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate finance, advising clients such as Apollo Management LP, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. He has experience in a wide range of investment funds and also advises on general corporate and commercial matters, including fund raising and secured lending.
Boyd is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to conduct investment business. He acts as an investment manager for a number of SEIS & EIS funds and is the honourary treasurer and trustee of a leading cancer charity. Other directorships include Sapphire Energy Limited, Sapphire Building Services Limited and Larimin Limited. Boyd is also an active participant in the EISA Membership and Events Committee and was the 2015 winner of the EISA Rising Star award. Boyd is currently completing a Master's in Finance at Harvard University.
Boyd's mobile number is: 07 917 767 362 and email is email@example.com
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.
Michael has extensive knowledge and experience in crowdfunding.
In 2006 he was a founding shareholder of a web based property crowdfunding platform and was recently actively involved in the UK Crowd Funding Association response to the FCA public consultation process.
Michael is the author of the eBook The Sapphire Guide to Crowdfunding and currently works with Sapphire and their crowdfunding technology partner Crowd Valley (part of the Grow VC Group) to advise clients on how to structure their crowdfunding platforms and related businesses.
Michael's mobile number is 07 977 115 029 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Johnathan's mobile is 07 833 085 164 and email is email@example.com
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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.
Violet specialises in Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), SEIS and EIS. She has successfully completed the EISA Organisation's EIS diploma and is a Diploma Affiliate.
Violet has extensive experience in the world of banking and finance, having previously worked for Danske Bank for 15 years specialising in finance, compliance and audit functions. Prior to Danske Bank Violet worked for the Civil Service, setting up integrated accounting systems. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Violet is the author of the eBook The Sapphire Guide to SITR and she has a keen interest in the social enterprise sector, devoting time to leading charities such as Cancer Focus and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Violet's mobile is 07 767 647 676 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org