By Norman Molyneux – Chief Executive
2016 was certainly a year that will last long in the memory, albeit wished away by many due to a combination of political upheaval, market volatility and a host of celebrity deaths. However, for the Acceleris office, the tragic loss of David Bowie early in the year overshadowed the political changes in the Western world!
We have seen great things in the SME community and a clear rise of investment into EIS & SEIS. Investment figures are record breaking and the amount of entrepreneurs we are seeing contributing to the UK economy is good to see.
We are particularly heartened by an encouraging change in the narrative regarding tax efficient investment schemes. Since our incorporation we have championed EIS & SEIS as true drivers of British business. These initiatives are thriving, not as ‘tax breaks’ but as a risk share between investors and the British Government. This clear change in ideology is important, and will continue to be important in 2017.
We, as a company, look forward with great anticipation to 2017. We will continue to offer our unique expertise to the nation’s most exciting SME’s and, with that, be able to offer truly compelling investment opportunities to our network of advisers and high net worth individuals. We are proud to continue to champion the future of finance with our investment platform InvestingZone. Finally, we are excited to contribute to the continued expansion of our parent company, Seneca Partners and build on its well deserved recognition as ‘Alternative Finance Provider of the Year’
If you would like to chat about anything described in this newsletter, please feel free to contact us and may we wish you a prosperous and very healthy 2017.