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Welcome to Eisa

The EIS Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which exists to assist in the
flow of capital and resource available to British small to medium-sized enterprises through
the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

(EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS). For further information about EIS or  SEIS please click here. The EIS
Association, its founder members and board have been involved with the EIS since
inception. The organisation dates back to 1990, originally as the BES Association and has an
established history of dealing with tax effective investments in small to medium sized
companies over a long period across various economic cycles.

The EISA performs a number of key functions, its aims being twofold:
to work with HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, Government Ministers, MPs, the FCA, BIS
(Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) and other interested parties to improve the
success of the EIS, and to promote the benefits of the Scheme across the board including
investors, EIS companies and their advisers.

HM Treasury – HM Revenue and Customs
Tax Advantaged Venture Capital Schemes:
Ensuring continued support for small and growing businesses
The EISA has submitted a response to this Consultation based on responses received from the EISA membership. To access a copy of the EISA submission click here

EIS Tolley Diploma Launch Party – Thursday 18th September

The EISA and Tolley officially launched the EIS Tolley Diploma on Thursday 18th September at Altitude 360 in the Millbank Tower – a stunning venue with 360º views over London. Guests represented a wide cross section from the EIS industry, including wealth managers, IFAs, solicitors, accountants and tax planners together with the sponsors and their guests and representatives of the EISA and Tolley, part of LexisNexis.  Read more


The Awards Categories

The Awards that will be presented at the Chairman’s Reception on 12th February 2015 are:

1. Best EIS Fund Manager/Sponsor
2. Best SEIS Fund Manager/Sponsor
3. Best EIS/SEIS Tax Adviser
4. Best EIS/SEIS Legal or Regulatory Adviser
5. Best EIS Investment Exit
6. Best Innovation, Newcomer or Rising Star in EIS/SEIS – Company or Individual

The criteria for each category have been reviewed by practitioners in each particular category. Firms are asked to submit their own applications giving information in relation to the set criteria. The entries will then be judged by a panel of independent judges. The criteria for each award are attached and on the EISA website. Awards 1 – 5 are only open to EISA members, non-members are able to join the EISA and be immediately eligible to take part. Award 6 is open to entrants from the whole EIS and SEIS industry and also to entrants proposed by third parties. If an entrant is proposed by a third party, the entrant will be notified and invited to complete their own application.  Read more


Message from the Chairman


I am proud to have chaired the EIS Association for the last nine years. I believe it fulfils a much needed role in encouraging private investment into small and growing British companies and fostering the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that drives private enterprise. During my tenure, […]

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Message from the Director General


Sarah was appointed as Director General in September 2013. Previously, Sarah ran her own business working with early stage companies and entrepreneurs to help them find investment funding. She managed a group of her own Business Angel contacts and worked closely with other Business Angel […]

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