While we believe we are good at what we do, we certainly make no claim to experts at everything. We actively develop partnerships with specialists whose values align with ours and whose expertise and experience add real value for our clients.

Global experts in cost effective and ethical management of VAT and GST for business in the UK and worldwide

Specialists in identifying and securing grant funding for ambitious businesses in the UK and E.U.

The leading peer-to-peer lending marketplace for investors to lend money directly to SMEs.

A government-backed scheme to support businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.

Global experts in cost effective and ethical management of VAT and GST for business in the UK and worldwide

Specialists in identifying and securing grant funding for ambitious businesses in the UK and E.U.

The leading peer-to-peer lending marketplace for investors to lend money directly to SMEs.

A government-backed scheme to support businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.

Essentia specialises in global indirect tax management, helping businesses to manage their worldwide compliance and cost burden with respect to VAT/GST and similar taxes, effectively and economically. For some this can take the form of outsourcing VAT related functions; for others it is as advice, training and resource support necessary to deal with these in-house.

Essentia view VAT in terms of costs and obligations to be effectively managed. Unlike some advisors, they do not view the VAT field as a high altitude “profession”, nor do they view advice as an art form. They will advise in a manner that is clear and simple. They will never provide advice you can’t understand.

Essentia are a team of highly experienced international VAT specialists with a network of technical partners in a wide variety of countries. Their partner network consists of people with whom they have a well-established, proven and trusted relationship. Using this network they can offer a single point of contact for international VAT issues, removing any need to juggle relationships with numerous VAT/GST specialist for each country.

Their key value is in helping businesses deal with their VAT obligations in the most effective way, as well as reduce costs where it is reasonably possible to do so, legally in each jurisdiction. Guarding their good reputation with the fiscal authorities is vital to achieving this effectively, and they do not advise on aggressive VAT avoidance or sell “schemes”.

Established in 2010, Granted Consultancy is a niche team of business funding consultants, scientists and bid writers. As a strategic business consultancy they identify and secure grant funding for ambitious businesses in the UK and EU.

Granted has developed a reputation for knowledge and success in the business funding sector with a market-leading success rate in securing R&D grant funding for businesses as well as strategic funding advice, project management services and have a 100% success rate in securing R&D tax credit claims.

With expertise in many different sectors, Granted Consultancy work with a variety of companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals. Their business grant writing service (non-dilutive funding) is a major factor in ensuring projects are successful. Their sector experience spans Tech, health & life sciences, digital, materials, advanced manufacturing, infrastructure systems, energy & low carbon, robotics and future transport

Funding Circle pioneered the process of peer-to-peer lending for business funding in the UK and now operate in the UK, US, Germany, and the Netherlands. As of June 2018, Funding Circle has facilitated over £5 billion in loans to small and medium-sized firms. Funding Circle connect creditworthy businesses looking for finance with people and organisations with money to lend.

Small businesses can borrow quickly and easily to reach their goals, while investors can make a return and a difference by lending to them.

Funding Circle loans are funded by a community of thousands of investors, including 77,000 people, local government and other institutions, all looking to lend to British businesses. They handle everything for you, but as well as getting the finance you need, you can rest in the assurance that you’ve got a huge community of investors behind you. They only do business lending, and have tailored their award-winning service to give businesses seeking and securing investment the best experience possible.

A subsidiary of the British Business Bank, Start Up Loans is a government-backed scheme designed to support businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance.

As part of their national network of Delivery Partner organisations, if you're eligible we can help you to prepare your business plan and cash flow forecast, assess your final loan application and provide ongoing mentoring support to successful applicants.

A Start Up Loan is a government-backed personal loan available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK. In addition to finance, successful applicants receive 12-months of free mentoring and exclusive business offers to help them succeed.

The loan is unsecured, so there’s no need to put forward any assets or guarantors to support an application. All owners or partners in a business can individually apply for up to £25,000 each, with a maximum of £100,000 available per business.

  • Borrow from £500 up to £25,000
  • Fixed interest rate of 6% p.a.
  • 1 – 5 year loan repayment term
  • Application support
  • Post-loan support and mentoring
  • Templates & guides
  • No application or set-up fees