Optimising Employee Equity Incentives

Attracting and retaining key employees is an essential part of growing a successful business but this can often prove a challenging area for entrepreneurial companies. Using share based incentives to compliment a larger remuneration package allows the employees to share in the capital growth of the business by aligning their interests with the other business owner, be that focusing on the growth strategy or driving the company towards an exit.

North Sea Upstream Change - Transaction, Transition & Integration

A result of recent economic challenges in the upstream sector has created a new wave of opportunity and optimism in the North Sea.  An increasing trend is becoming apparent where entrepreneurial smaller businesses are strategically acquiring assets or companies that are no longer deemed as core to business by their incumbent owners.  These owners are often larger organisations with their focus increasingly in other international basins.

R&D Tax Relief in the Construction Industry

In 2017 it was reported that the construction industry contributed £113bn to the UK economy. As one of the large drivers behind the UK economy, it is surprising how little is claimed back by construction businesses through Research and Development (“R&D”) tax relief.

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