Our Venture Capital Trust services


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What are the advantages of a VCT?

Venture Capital Trusts can offer excellent tax benefits to investors (e.g. 30% income tax relief & no CGT) in return for investment in start-up and small businesses. VCTs were designed to provide private equity for small expanding companies by offering attractive returns for investors in a VCT.

Investors who qualify for VCT may benefit from:
  • 30% income tax relief on amount subscribed (up to a maximum annual investment of £200,000);

  • Tax free dividends (no income tax is payable on dividends from ordinary shares in VCTs); and

  • 100% tax free growth (provided income tax relief has been given and not withdrawn and disposal takes place after the end of the VCT five year period).

Getting started with VCT is as easy as 1,2,3...

VCT Advance Assurance
We obtain your VCT advance assurance.

VCT Investor Documents
We help you write the investor documents.

VCT Raising Finance
We can help you raise finance.

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Sapphire will obtain your VCT advance assurance.

Obtaining HMRC advance assurance can be time consuming. We are here to help.

It is very important that any company wishing to obtain VCT investment ensures it has obtained VCT advance assurance from HMRC. Although it is not necessary to obtain this in order for a VCT to invest in a company, the vast majority of VCTs will request that advance assurance is obtained before making an investment. We are here to ensure that your company will be investment ready.

VCT HMRC Advance Assurance
Our services include the following:
  • We check your trade qualifies for VCT.

  • We prepare the HMRC documents.

  • We make the HMRC application.

  • We answer all the HMRC questions.

  • We work with HMRC to get issues resolved.

  • We obtain your VCT advance assurance.



Sapphire will write your investor documentation.

We have assisted numerous clients with their investor documents, write business plans and assist with the drafting of an information memorandum to help attract VCT investment.

VCT Investor Documents
Our services include the following:
  • We help you write the business plan.

  • We can draft your investor documents.

  • We can help you with your branding.

  • We can assist with the FCA disclosures.

  • We help you write the information memorandum.

  • We obtain your VCT advance assurance.

Sapphire can help you raise finance.

We can assist your company find VCT investment.

VCT Raising finance
Our services include the following:
  • We make sure you are VCT investment ready.

  • We help you find VCT investors.

  • We help you answer investor questions.

  • We help you manage the VCT investment.


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  • Do-It-Yourself. For those who have the time and like doing things themselves
  • Letter to HMRC Template
  • Two Year Financial Forecasts Template
  • Free Business Plan eBook
  • Free Support
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  • We Do All The Work. A solution for those short of time and require professional help
  • Full HMRC VCT Application
  • Two Year Financial Forecasts
  • HMRC Business Plan Support
  • Returning Customers get a 15% Discount
  • Free Support



  • Total VCT & Investor Documentation Solution 
  • Everything in Silver, Plus:
  • Full Investor Documentation
  • Full Investor Financial Projections
  • Returning Customer get a 15% Discount
  • Free Support
Read what some of our clients are saying about us...


"Sapphire Capital were very easy to work with, friendly, professional and had a great ability to explain complicated matters in simple, easy to understand terms. We would highly recommend them."

RIcky Martin Director, Skunk Works Surf Company Limited

Ricky Martin
"Working with Sapphire Capital was a most valuable experience. We did not simply get the best financial advice; we got insightful mentorship as well, which is better than gold."

George Zarkadakis Entrepreneur

George Zarkadakis
"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 Client Machine Limited

Clive Morris
"Sapphire's help was excellent. Everything was very professionally handled."

Hugo Rose Director, Cellar & Co Limited

Hugo Rose

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