Make your business more attractive to potential investors with EIS

Posted on: 23 September 2020

The UK tech industry is Europe’s number one Tech Nation with investment in 2019 soaring 44% to £10.1 billion.  Whilst investment is readily available, getting hold of it is another matter.  Around 12,000 tech companies started business in 2018,  so competition for investment is intense. How does a business maximise their chance of a successful fundraise? One of the main reasons that investment for start-ups is more readily available in … Continue reading

Succession planning: what is next for your business?

Posted on: 03 September 2020

Succession planning is an important step to take to ensure the leadership continuity of a business. A time will come when a founder of a privately-owned company reaches a crossroads in their career and faces several difficult decisions about their future. Whether a founder continues to lead the business, sells the business, or retires, appoints a management team, and retains a chairperson position on the board, depends on their aims … Continue reading

Why every business needs a modern finance director

Posted on: 20 August 2020

Estimated reading time 8:00 minutes (but worth it!) As a supplier of FD Services, we often meet potential clients who are not entirely sure what a modern finance director does, or why they need one.   “I have a financial controller who is more than capable of producing a good, timely set of management accounts, what would a finance director add?” The modern finance director has changed, no longer are they … Continue reading

Isosceles Graduate Recruitment 2020: We are still (virtually) recruiting!

Posted on: 23 July 2020

Like many firms, Isosceles has had a graduate recruitment process in place for several years to attract top talent. Whilst the current global health crisis may have disrupted some firms, here at Isosceles we are working hard to get our clients through and need more talent to achieve this. In our latest blog, we reveal why we continued to recruit during this uncertain time and detail how we have used … Continue reading

How to achieve a fit for purpose finance function

Posted on: 09 July 2020

Entrepreneurial technology businesses are now in uncharted territory and experiencing a range of financial, HR and operational challenges as the coronavirus outbreak seeps into every aspect of operations.  Often, it is only when a crisis occurs that ineffective and inefficient structures in the finance team and the finance function emerge and create issues. In our latest blog, we explore how the deployment and management of a bloated finance team during … Continue reading

Summer Economic Update: Chancellor reveals plans to support UK recovery

Posted on: 08 July 2020

In his Summer Economic Update Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak today (8 July 2020) unveiled a ‘Plan for Jobs’ worth up to £30 billion to support the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. In his address in the Commons, the Chancellor delivered a much-anticipated statement on the Government’s plan for entering the second phase of the recovery. In our latest blog, we outline some of the notable changes to … Continue reading

How to benefit from an EMI share scheme

Posted on: 25 June 2020

In our latest blog, we explore EMI share schemes and explain how early-stage and growing businesses can benefit from this type of tax-advantaged employee share scheme. Estimated reading time 2:30 minutes Attracting, recruiting, motivating, and retaining employees through an EMI share scheme An EMI share scheme is the most tax-efficient and flexible HMRC-approved share option scheme. It allows companies to grant options to selected employees to buy shares at a … Continue reading

Practical ways to support employees through COVID-19

Posted on: 01 June 2020

Estimated reading time: 6.5 minutes There is no doubt that Coronavirus has fundamentally altered how people work. Many employers have swiftly embraced a wholesale transition from office to home-based working to protect and support employees and their families, while those who cannot work from home now face strict and unprecedented controls over their actions in the workplace. A further 8.4 million other workers have been furloughed, many on reduced pay, … Continue reading

UK Government launches Bounce Back Loan scheme

Posted on: 28 April 2020

Estimated reading time 4:00 minutes Yesterday (27 April 2020), Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced another policy (Bounce Back Loan scheme)  measure designed to support small businesses through the coronavirus outbreak.  Announcing the 100% state-backed Bounce Back Loan scheme in the House of Commons, the Chancellor outlined the “simple, quick and easy” solution for those in need of smaller loans.  In this blog, we explore the policy, what it means … Continue reading

UK Government pledges £1.25 billion support package to help fast-growing firms

Posted on: 20 April 2020

Estimated reading time 4:00 minutes UK businesses driving innovation will receive support through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion support package. The much-anticipated shot-in-the-arm for entrepreneurial businesses includes a £500 million fund for high-growth firms and £750 million of grants and loans for research and development focused activities. In this blog, we reveal what this intervention involves, why the Government has launched the initiative and how businesses can receive … Continue reading