ECP assesses hundreds of companies each year to assist with funding and identify the most efficient capital-raising method for each individual company.
We work with industry experts and are supported by a team of in-house qualified accountants, which allows us to run full due diligence and identify projects with high potential.
Emsworth Corporate Planning Ltd ( ECP ) are delighted to announce that we have recently been appointed as one of the authorised UK Government endorsing bodies and are now in a position to issue official endorsements for the Startup and Innovator Visa. If you have a business idea that is genuinely viable, scalable and innovative and wish to establish it here in the UK we would like to hear from you. For many years now we have helped companies grow from unknown Startup’s all the way to recognised global brands.
We take huge satisfaction in helping a business understand the issues at hand and, more importantly, helping them to overcome the barriers to success. We identify, grow and invest in the worlds most exciting Startup ventures. Once launched we mentor and monitor the business through all its various stages of growth and development up to a point where it becomes a well-known brand in its own right.
If you are looking to launch a business that can one day cross the globe then we can help you to achieve that ambition. We are sector agnostic and such welcome enquiries from all areas. Please contact us by visiting our Visa Endorsement Application page.
Have you got a business idea you would like us to look at? Please make sure it passes the IVS* Test first. (*Innovative viable scalable)
Our own SEIS and EIS fund will be a multi-sector fund targeting growth, comprising a portfolio of 5-10 high potential qualifying companies to be targeted via our rigorous due diligence process. Prospective investors will invest in the fund and the discretionary fund manager will select specific companies that are to receive this investment. This fund will mitigate investment risk through grouping together smaller businesses.
The Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS)
An EIS offers tax relief to investors of small unquoted companies carrying on a qualifying trade in the UK in order to encourage investment into small businesses. The maximum amount of capital that a small business can raise through an EIS investment is £1 million. This makes an EIS ideal for small companies looking to grow rapidly. ECP works in conjunction with a professional team of advisers, who recommend EIS products to the adviser firms.
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)
Introduced in 2011, the SEIS is designed to help small businesses raise capital by offering tax relief to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies. The maximum sum that a growing business could raise through the SEIS is £150,000. The SEIS is intended to recognise the particular difficulties that very early stage companies face in attracting investment, by offering tax relief at a higher rate than an EIS.
We help companies raise capital through Foreign Direct Investment opportunities all over the world. Simply put we identify HNW non-EU nationals and institutions who are seeking a diverse range of investment opportunities within the UK. There is no minimum or maximum investment amount. However, the deal size tends to average between £500K to £20 mil. It is our responsibility to match up suitable investors with appropriate companies.
What details will we need from your business?
- A detailed business plan
- Historical accounts (if the company is generating revenue)
- Projected revenues (for the next three years) and the method used to calculate this
- Details for main shareholders and shareholdings, the board and the core management team
- A completed investee company questionnaire
- A detailed description of what the funds will be used for
- Articles of association
- Shareholder agreement
- Valuation and method used to calculate this
- Directors’ CVs
A typical business plan includes the following (cases will vary):
- A description of the business idea/existing business and any intellectual property
- Any previous experience and qualifications (CV) of the owner(s)
- Summary of market research and why the product/service is of use to the customers
- Why the business is registered in the UK
- Competition (what is available on the market now)
- Detailed description of product/service, compared to the competitors’ product/service
- Target customers
- Revenue model
- Licences and professional registrations required for the type of business
- Details and experience of the core management team and current employees (including the two new jobs the company will create through the investment)
- What professional services are needed to run the business and what work has been done to acquire them (or contacts made) – i.e. accountant, business insurance, employment/business lawyer, IT support, etc.
- Advertising and promotion
- Website and social media
- SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis
- PEST (Political, Economic, Social and Technological factors) analysis
- Where the company will be based and future growth plans
- Goals to achieve in the first year and the subsequent two years on sales and profit
- What form the investment will take (director’s loan or share capital)
- What the investment funds will be used for
- Cash flow forecast for the first 12 months (and, if required, for the subsequent two years). Cash flow forecast includes sales targets (or expected sales), expenses (regular, yearly and one-off), and profit/loss