Milton Keynes-based Private Investor Network recognised nationally

Based in the heart of central Milton Keynes, Growthdeck helps exciting growth businesses raise capital from its network of over 3,000 sophisticated private investors. The investors themselves get access to a stream of investment opportunities, the majority of which qualify for the generous tax reliefs available under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Recently Growthdeck launched its new commercial property arm in response to demand from investors seeking a better return on their savings and pensions. Established in 2016, Growthdeck has just been judged as the ‘Best Place to Work’ at the national Growth Finance Awards as well as ‘One To Watch’ for ‘Best Customer Experience’. The growing business operates from its HQ in Milton Keynes with a second office in Mayfair. Having recently secured £3.5 million of expansion funding, the team is growing to meet the resurgent demand for high-quality investment opportunities. CEO, Ian Zant-Boer, former corporate lawyer at EMW Law, describes his experience leading the business into a new era of growth as “exciting and exhilarating”. He goes on to say: “Milton Keynes is the obvious place from which to launch Growthdeck, many of our team have been living and working in MK for most of their corporate careers. We are proud to be part of the rich diversity and ecosystem of this growing city and have close links to many businesses in the community.”

With close ties to Cranfield University, Ian is delighted to have been chosen as a Member of the MK:U Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. A collaboration between business leaders and academics from the Cranfield and Aston universities, the MK:U Entrepreneurship Advisory Board is working to create a new and innovative curriculum that will help students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The curriculum will provide an understanding of how business works in a global, connected environment, how students can create value for your organisation and how they can become a manager in today’s and tomorrow’s business world. Ian says: “My involvement with the proposed MK:U university in Milton Keynes aligns perfectly with the work we are doing at Growthdeck to support entrepreneurs and private companies in the UK.” Sylvia Lennon, Relationship Director at Growthdeck and resident of Milton Keynes for 35 years, is inspired by the opportunity to work for such a rapidly-expanding company. She said: “I have had the privilege of working with the founders of Growthdeck across similar businesses for over a decade. The relationships we’ve forged with some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs stand us in good stead for the next phase of our development. And the culture at Growthdeck is all about building strong relationships, backing fantastic management teams, delivering superior returns to investors, and having fun along the way. We really enjoy engaging with people.” Growthdeck enables investors to access a portfolio of opportunities at any time through its sophisticated online platform at Registered investors are able to invest from £5,000 into EIS-eligible or commercial property investments in a matter of minutes. All the due diligence, administration and reporting are looked after by the well-established and experienced Investment and Client Services teams, many of whom are based in Milton Keynes. Sylvia regularly frequents local networking groups such as Women In Enterprise and the MK Curry Club to help raise the profile of this fast-growing company. She goes on to say: “We are not tax advisers, we are seen as specialist providers of tax efficient opportunities and one of the team is always on hand to discuss how businesses and investors might consider using the EIS scheme and we are always happy to make introductions when appropriate.”

Ian Zant-Boer - CEO at Growthdeck
Ian Zant-Boer - CEO at Growthdeck

If your business is seeking funding to support growth, or you are a private investor with an interest in learning more about the tax relief available (including 30% Income Tax relief, Capital Gains Tax exemption after three years and Business Property Tax relief),

please get in contact with Ian or Sylvia on 01908 953260 or by