While we are all conscious of the machinations of politics around Brexit at the moment, as I write this, everything is still, pretty much, up in the air – if not even more confusing as to what the ultimate outcome will be. So we, like all of you I’m sure, will watch with interest over the days and weeks ahead to see how things develop. Hopefully, by the publication of our next issue, the mist (or should that be fog?) may have cleared somewhat. We can hope!
We start the year by sending massive congratulations to our friends and colleagues at EISA, on their 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion (no pun intended) we asked Mark Brownridge, Director General at EISA, to write a feature length article for us as we wish them continued success in 2019 and beyond.
Also in this edition, we have a special insight feature from industry experts who have generously shared their views of what the implications of Brexit might be on those small companies seeking allimportant finance after the end of March of this year. Paul Latham, Managing Director of Octopus Investments, shares his views and concern as to whether there will be enough capacity to fulfill the expected demand by investors for VCTs this year. Andrew Aldridge, of Deepbridge Capital, has gazed into his crystal ball for us to bring us his predictions for this sector in 2019.
Over at our City Desk, Neil Martin has been chatting to Dan Perkins, Commercial Director at Great Point Media, discussing GPM’s successes in 2018 and exploring exciting times ahead for them in 2019.
Along with our regular Exiteers feature, we’re pleased to bring you a special VCT Round Table feature. This consists of three thoughtful and insightful articles which have been written around the key topics that were discussed between our industry experts on the day of the event, in November last year.
Finally, and as usual, our popular Open Offers section is brought to you in partnership with GrowthInvest. We invite you to check out all the opportunities that are currently available in this exciting sector, as we (and you!) prepare for a busy period in the run up to the end of the tax year in preparation for capitalising on the considerable benefits of integrating these dynamic investments as part of clients’ balanced portfolios – where appropriate.
We hope you enjoy this first issue of GB Investments in 2019.
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