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Daedalus Partners Highly Commended At The EISA Awards

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Daedalus Partners was awarded “Highly Commended” status in the “Best SEIS Fund Manager” category for the second consecutive year, at the 2015 Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) awards at the House of Lord on 11th February 2016.

 

The EISA is the official trade body for the Enterprise Investment Scheme and works closely with HM Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, Government Ministers, MPs and the FCA to enhance the EIS and promote the benefits of the scheme to investors and companies using EIS / SEIS and their respective advisers.

 

The awards are the highlight of the annual Chairman’s Reception at the House of Lords, and are designed to recognise excellence in the industry.

 

We are delighted to once again have been recognised for our achievements as an SEIS Fund Manager.

 

Daedalus Partners is delighted to announce that it was awarded “Best SEIS Investment Manager” at the inaugural Growth Investor Awards, which recognises impact beyond investment in the UK SME finance industry.

 

The Best SEIS Investment Manager award, sponsored by RW Blears, recognises a top performing fund manager specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes. Judges looked at impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach.

 

Daedalus Partners triumphed against Jenson Funding Partners and Symvan Capital. The Award was presented at a black tie dinner attended by 300 guests at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in Mayfair by Frank Daly, Partner at RW Blears.

 

A two stage judging process to identify 12 winners from 36 finalists was supported by a panel of 35 independent judges.  Daniel Kiernan, Intelligent Partnership's Research Director who headed up the shortlist, commented: “By designing a judging process around impact beyond investment on investee companies, the Growth Investor Awards enables the industry to demonstrate its unique contribution while differentiating its leading players. The credibility and prestige of these awards comes from an influential Advisory Board and an eminent panel of independent judges.”

 

Daniel Kiernan added: “An early leader in SEIS funding with a good track record, Daedalus impressed judges with its highly organised, efficient approach; its engagement with investors; and its work to build profile with advisers.”

 

Opening the ceremony, IP's Managing Director Guy Tolhurst said: "Tonight we honour those innovating in financial services and putting investment to work in SME’s. They do things differently. They don’t see venture capital schemes as just a way to save their clients’ tax. They see businesses that can innovate, grow and create new jobs - and in doing so they make us all more prosperous."

 

The economic importance of tax advantaged venture capital schemes was a theme for two keynote speeches at the ceremony. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP, highlighted the broader economic impact of the billions that has been invested in SMEs through EIS, SEIS and VCT in terms of employment and tax contributions.

 

David Gauke, said: “It’s important to acknowledge the key role played by growth investors in helping small businesses start, expand, and reach their full potential. The government provides a range of support to encourage this type of investment, including through the tax-advantaged venture capital schemes which have supported more than 22,000 companies to access over £17.5 billion of investment. Without access to the finance they need to develop their vision, companies with great ideas would struggle to fulfil their potential, and Britain would lose out.”

 

Visit www.growthinvestorawards.com/winners for a full list of all winners and runners up.

We are pleased to announce that Daedalus Partners LLP has been shortlisted for the Best SEIS Investment Manager for the 2015 Growth Investor Awards, which recognises impact beyond investment in the UK SME fund management industry.

 

Daniel Kiernan, Research Director of Intelligent Partnership, who headed up the shortlist, commented: “The judging criteria for the Growth Investor Awards was designed in consultation with the industry to ensure it is truly reflective of what is driving improvement and innovation. It’s great to see such a high standard of entries in the inaugural year of these awards and fascinating to see how finalists are adding value while enabling growth. The shortlist has demonstrated that there is real innovation and impact in this industry.”

 

Commenting on the importance of tax efficient investments to the UK economy, Sarah Wadham of the EISA said: “Some of our bigger companies are not developing new jobs, and in fact downsizing and shedding employees. Practically all growth in employment is coming from SMEs and they are largely funded by the Enterprise Investment Scheme. These companies don’t have any assets and banks can’t lend to them in their early stages so EIS and SEIS has really fuelled growth and innovation.”

 

Visit www.growthinvestorawards.com/shortlist for a full list of all finalists and information on how to attend the event.

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