About the Association
The EIS Association (EISA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which aims to assist in the flow of capital and resources available to British small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).
Enterprise Investment Partners and EISA
EISA was founded in 1990 (originally as the BES Association) and from its inception, Enterprise Investment Partners (EIP) has been closely connected with its activities. Martin Sherwood is co-founder and he and Susan Phillips are Directors of the Association.
EISA performs a number of key functions and its aims are twofold:
To improve the success of the EIS through making it more attractive to investors and improving the flow of capital to British SMEs.
To promote the benefits of the EIS to a broad audience including investors, EIS companies and their advisers.
EISA serves as the focus of dialogue between EIS stakeholders and the Government. As the official mouthpiece for the industry, EISA is regularly invited to consult with Government departments and over recent years it has been responsible for numerous improvements to the scheme. EISA has close relationships with HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, Government Ministers, MPs, the FSA, BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) and other interested parties.
Increasingly, EISA collaborates with other trade bodies affiliated with the small cap sector such as the BVCA (British Venture Capital Association), AIC (Association of Investment Companies), QCA (Quoted Companies Alliance) and numerous Business Angel organisations.
The partners of Enterprise Investment Partners are committed to EISA and to furthering its work. The UK enterprise economy is now more important than ever - the aim is to improve, promote and expand the EIS through open and cooperative dialogue with HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs and the FSA