Thursday June 6th saw another in our series of GBI EIS round table sessions, this latest one kindly hosted by Hambro Perks in their spectacular atrium room.
Chaired by Richard Angus, Head of Business Development at Hardman & Co, the lively 2-hour session flew by with all attendees making important and occasionally surprising contributions.
Nick Sharp, Head of the Co-Investment Fund at Hambro Perks described it as “a thoroughly enjoyable and informative GBI Roundtable, expertly chaired by Richard Angus and Alex Sullivan, exploring the views and opinions of Advisors and Fund Managers on the EIS Fund industry. We also heard from two inspirational founders who discussed the importance of EIS funding to them, and the critical impact it has had on their ability to build their businesses.”
We’ll be reporting on the specifics of the session over the coming days, but perhaps the 3 key issues which stood out with regard to the EIS space were the importance of research and due diligence, particularly with regard to individual entrepreneurs rather than brands; the continuing need to educate, educate and educate again about the opportunities offered by EIS – and finally, never to underestimate the emotional, as opposed to purely financial, appeal of investing in something truly ground-breaking.
There will be further round table sessions later on in the summer, and if this one is anything to go by, you’ll want to be there.
We’ll post further details nearer the time, but in the meantime if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alex Sullivan here at GBI.