Imbiba looks to invest in Million Pound Menu

Posted by: Lucy Browning on 18 May 2018

News

Last night marked the return of Fred Sirieix to the BBC fronting a six-week running of the new investment-based show Million Pound Menu, featuring Imbiba.

The concept of Million Pound Menu is simple: 12 restaurateurs who dream of going big …

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Million Pound Menu Frenzy

Posted by: Lucy Browning on 15 May 2018

News

The highly anticipated BBC 2 series Million Pound Menu goes on air on Thursday 17th May.

 

Some are calling it a cross between MasterChef and Dragons Den. We call it the “Real Restaurant Revolution”.

Over the next 6 …

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Which venture capital scheme is right for you? – EIS and SEIS explained

Posted by: Lucy Browning on

Knowledge Base, News

Venture capital schemes, which include the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), have similar tax structures and reliefs and provide tax-efficient investment into budding businesses.

There are various ways in which investors …

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Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) – Businesses to Watch

Posted by: Lucy Browning on 24 April 2018

News

Since our founding in 2011, our Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) have helped numerous businesses scale-up as they venture into the spotlight. As we enter our eighth year, we are continuing to facilitate growth and open new doors to the most

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Positive about the Casual Dining Crunch?

Posted by: Lucy Browning on 20 April 2018

News

The casual dining crunch continues, but is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Writing in Big Hospitality this week, Tony Naylor gives ten reasons to be positive. Yes, quite a number of casual dining chains are in crisis, …

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Time to reconsider the SEIS?

Posted by: mmcmanus on 19 March 2018

News

Now that Royal Assent to The Finance Bill has passed, we are into a new regime for the EIS. While there are many positives about the new rules, there is no question that in the absence of capital preservation …

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Brave new world for the EIS

Posted by: mmcmanus on 09 March 2018

News

The Finance Bill has been passed and is on the point of receiving Royal Assent. This is a historic watershed moment for the EIS, as following Royal Assent, all EIS share issues will have to be compliant with the …

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Is fine wine the ultimate collectible?

Posted by: mmcmanus on 01 March 2018

News

Is fine wine the ultimate collectible?

The Economist recently reported that a team at the London Business School have been running an analysis for years on the respective performance of different “collectible” assets like art, classic cars and fine wine, …

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Casual Dining Crunch – or Munch?

Posted by: mmcmanus on 23 February 2018

News

Casual Dining Crunch – or Munch?

Darwin and Wallace

This week’s article in the Guardian on the casual dining crunch made for salutary reading. Casual dining chains are in crisis. Site closures and restructuring appears to be the order of the day. Jamie’s …

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Go for growth!

Posted by: mmcmanus on 07 February 2018

News

Go For Growth!

The market is still in the process of digesting the major changes to the EIS in last November’s budget, including the new risk-to-capital condition, but it is clear that HMRC are determined to disqualify low risk …

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