Johnathan is responsible for SEIS, EIS, SITR and VCT applications, business plans, information memorandums, R&D tax credits and sales operations.
Johnathan is interested in helping companies prepare for investment and grow through Venture Capital Tax Efficient schemes, such as SEIS and EIS. He specialises in the EIS/SEIS/VCT/SITR application process, focusing on advance assurance and share compliance 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. He also writes investor documentation for companies such as business plans and information memorandums.
Johnathan comes from a background in business development, management, digital marketing 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, business plans and information memorandums for various startup companies and assisted in operations.
Johnathan graduated with a BSc First Class Honours in Marketing from Ulster University and holds qualifications in accounting, tax, finance, professional selling, management and various online analytical tools. Johnathan is currently studying a masters in Accountancy and Finance at Queens University Belfast.
He has also successfully completed the EISA Organisation's EIS diploma and sits on the Greenshoots Committee (EISA). Johnathan is currently on the board of directors of a Northern Irish charity that helps individuals with learning difficulties, mental health issues and autism.
Tony Duggan, Director/Founder Crossflow Payment Solutions Trading Limited, Ireland, Cork.
"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."