The first question for a new enterprise will be about business structures: whether to trade as an individual, form a partnership, joint venture or set up a company?
We have years of experience in setting up businesses often supported by Business Angels, Venture Capital Trusts or Private Equity. Generous tax breaks are now available if certain criteria are met under the Enterprise Incentive Scheme (EIS) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and tax planning can ensure that Entrepreneurs Relief and other benefits should be available.
We are members of the UK Business Angels Association and work with Angel News.
As a business grows we provide advice on shareholders agreements, joint ventures, merger and acquisitions, finance and corporate governance together with tax, employment, real estate and intellectual property protection.
We also have experience in setting up more complex structures which may involve offshore elements or companies combined with partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited partnerships.
In respect of business of all sizes we tailor our advice and our fee quotes to the realities of the business.