Our resident Leisure and Hospitality expert Martin Sherwood shared his insights at the Propel Finance & Investment 2018 event

Date: Thursday, 24 May 2018
Location: One Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

Martin spoke at 2:15pm on how pub, restaurant and foodservice companies could navigate the current rules on Enterprise Investment Schemes

The new EIS risk to capital rules will have a radical effect on the EIS market going forward. How will they affect the Leisure sector? Will freeholds still be possible? What are the traps and how can they be avoided?

Martin Sherwood, Partner

Martin Sherwood has many years’ experience of small company fundraising and in particular the tax-efficient investment market, specialising in the Hospitality & Leisure Sectors. Martin is currently chairman of the four British Country Inns companies and of Halcyon Hotels and Resorts plc, which is in joint venture with Luxury Family Hotels, which he helped launch 20 years ago. He was founder and head of Tax Efficient Solutions, first at Teather & Greenwood (1997-2004) and subsequently at Smith & Williamson (2004-2010), which he left to found Enterprise.

Martin has been closely involved in both Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) since their inception, and is a founder director of the EIS Association, the official trade association of the EIS industry.

Martin works very closely with a wide range of Hospitality & Leisure entrepreneurs and has a significant network of investors and professional contacts as well as being a serial investor in his own right.

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