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Pimms and barbecue at Outdoor Retail

Pimms and barbecue at Outdoor Retail

Members joined us at Outdoor Retail’s flagship store for a “Meet the Management” session. The weather was kind and we got comfortable on the company’s high quality garden furniture and enjoyed a barbecue in the sun.

CEO Mark Dugdale, Chairman George Adams and founder Gordon Parry were all on hand and there were plenty of searching questions for them to answer.

A good example of the transparency which marks out Rockpool’s Network Investing approach.

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Rockpool hosts Open House Lunch 24th June

Rockpool hosts Open House Lunch 24th June

On 24th June, Rockpool hosted an open house lunch providing the perfect opportunity for potential new members and advisers to meet the team and find out more about the Rockpool Network and our direct investment opportunities. Investors also had the opportunity to talk to the Management team of our new investment, Outdoor Retail Limited.

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Rockpool welcomes investors to their offices in Victoria

Rockpool welcomes investors to their offices in Victoria

On 14th May, we welcomed over 40 investors to our offices to hear updates from the management teams of the investee companies. Six companies were present on the day and investors engaged in lively discussion during the sessions. Over an informal lunch, guests were also able to meet with the management of two of Rockpool’s latest investment opportunities. The feedback following this event was very positive and our investors clearly appreciate the openess and engagement that direct investing through Rockpool offers

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An evening reception – all you need to know about EIS in one hour

An evening reception – all you need to know about EIS in one hour

The EIS Hour is for individuals who pay significant amounts of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax (CGT). It’s the quickest way to learn about the benefits and pitfalls of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), now probably the most significant HMRC-approved route to tax-efficient savings.

Date: 12th March 2014

Programme 5.30 – 7pm, presentation at 5.45

Venue:  6 New Street Square, EC4 3LX

The EIS Hour is informative and informal. There will be two short briefings by experts from Speechly Bircham and Rockpool Investments. You will also have an opportunity to discuss your own questions with our teams and look at current EIS investment opportunities.

Please do join us at the EIS Hour and you will go away with a clear idea of what EIS has to offer and how you can access qualifying companies To confirm your attendance please email blines@rockpool.uk.com

 

Telegraph quotes Rockpool on women and investing

Telegraph quotes Rockpool on women and investing

We highlighted the increase in high earning women, suggesting that they should consider being more risk averse and enterprising with their savings.

A disproportionately small number of women are using tax efficient schemes such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme, which offers generous reliefs on income and capital gains tax for qualifying investments in small businesses.

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Heavy demand for Rockpool’s second crematorium investment

Heavy demand for Rockpool’s second crematorium investment

The £2.8 million investment in Amber Valley Memorial was over-subscribed within hours of becoming available  to Rockpool Network Members. Investors were attracted by the predictable cashflows typically generated by crematoriums and the asset backing of freehold property, in combination with tax reliefs under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

To find out how to become a Member of the Rockpool Network, please contact us on 0207 015 2150 or at team@rockpool.uk.com.

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Rockpool at the Alternative Investment Summit 27th November 2013

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Rockpool hosts first investee reporting day – 2nd October 2013

Rockpool hosts first investee reporting day – 2nd October 2013

On Wednesday 2nd October, we hosted our first investee reporting day, designed to deliver on our promise of transparency and opportunities for engagement, two pillars of Network Investing.

Over 40 investors and a number of Independent Financial Advisors attended this all-day event, participating in a lively dialogue with the CEOs of Rockpool’s seven existing investee companies at a series of round-table sessions.

Over an informal lunch, guests were also able to meet with the management of Rockpool’s latest two investment opportunities; a new state of the art data-centre and a talent performance management system.

To find out about the current investment opportunities through Rockpool, please contact team@rockpool.uk.com or call us on 0207 015 2150.

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Open House 19th September 2013 12pm – 3pm

Open House 19th September 2013 12pm – 3pm

On Thursday 19th September 2013, between 12pm and 3pm, we will be hosting an Open House event at our West End office (Times Place, 45 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JG). The format is relaxed and informal, providing the perfect opportunity to meet the team and find out more about the Rockpool Network and our investment opportunities.

Please contact chani@rockpool.uk.com if you would like to come along to this.

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Enterprise investment funding through Government schemes soars

Enterprise investment funding through Government schemes soars

Our chairman, Nicola Horlick has been commenting on the latest statistics which show that the number of SME’s applying to raise funds using the enterprise investment scheme has soared: “It’s great to see the overhaul of the enterprise investment rules working so well, giving a huge boost to SME’s by enabling them to replace vital lost bank funding, and giving investors more scope to benefit from significant tax reliefs on their investments.” Visit the full article @Rockpool_UK

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Rockpool and Eversheds host exclusive evening event in Leeds on 24th June

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Real Deals – In-depth Airedale Piece and Q&A with Matt Taylor

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EIS & Angel Investing – Adviser Showcase (9 May 2013)

EIS & Angel Investing – Adviser Showcase (9 May 2013)

In May 2013, we sponsored the EIS & Angel Investing – Advisor Showcase, an educational event for financial advisers and investors. Improvements to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in 2012 and the increasing limitations on pensions and other routes to tax-efficient savings contributed to strong interest from financial advisers.

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End of tax year planning and EIS – how Rockpool can help you

End of tax year planning and EIS – how Rockpool can help you

We recently appeared in a high profile Sunday Times article by Ali Hussain (03.03.2013), which focussed on cutting tax through creative use of simple reliefs, such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). The article highlighted benefits of EIS that are often overlooked – some investors are still not aware that if you invest a gain to defer the payment of a 28% CGT bill you can also claim 30% income tax relief on the gain invested.

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£3m Investment in the MBO of Airedale Group

£3m Investment in the MBO of Airedale Group

We have just completed a £3 million part EIS-qualifying investment in the management buyout of the Airedale Group of companies. Established in 1986, the Airedale Group, which is based near Bradford, West Yorkshire, designs, builds, installs and services large commercial kitchens for independent and leading national hospitality customers across many sectors.

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Chicago Rib Shack appoints new board directors

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Rockpool Chairman on BBC Daily Politics and ITV’s The Agenda

Rockpool Chairman on BBC Daily Politics and ITV’s The Agenda

Our chairman, Nicola Horlick, appeared on yesterday’s BBC Daily Politics show, talking about a range of topics – banking industry culture, powerful women in business, the Leveson Inquiry and more. Other guests included Andrew Gwynne, Shadow Health Minister, and Richard Reeves, former adviser to Nick Clegg.

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New EIS investment opportunities

New EIS investment opportunities

Over the past week, we have added two new investment opportunities to our website, with another on its way in the next few days. First up is an investment in Basalt Global, a utility company planning to provide on-site power to hotels and hospitals, including innovative fixed dividend shares

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Rockpool and Directorbank Alliance

Rockpool and Directorbank Alliance

We are very pleased to announce our new strategic alliance with Directorbank, the leading executive search firm which specialises in the private equity sector. We will be working closely with Directorbank to facilitate investment by private investors in UK small and medium sized enterprises, and the newly-formed alliance will also offer Rockpool members potential appointments as executive, non-executive and interim directorships in the private equity market.

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Rockpool in Financial Adviser

Rockpool in Financial Adviser

We recently appeared in the Financial Adviser newspaper – news editor, Simoney Girard, spoke to Rockpool about the huge demand for EIS-qualifying investments, with twice as many products launched this tax year than last.

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