Albion News

All shareholders are very welcome to attend our VCT Annual General Meetings.  The next AGMs are as follows: Albion Income & Growth VCT                      5th February 2010 at 12 noon           (City of London Club) Albion Technology & General VCT               21st June 2010 at 11:30 am             (City of London Club) Albion Venture Capital Trust VCT PLC         21st June 2010 at 2 pm                   (City of London Club) Albion Development VCT PLC                     25th June 2010 at 12 noon               (City of London Club) Albion Enterprise VCT PLC                         ... read more
Albion is pleased to announce two new video webcasts on our website. At the recent Albion Crown Place VCT PLC AGM on 11th November 2009, a presentation was made by Patrick Reeve, Managing Director of Albion. Patrick covers a corporate overview, annual results of Crown Place VCT and a portfolio update, highlighting in detail some examples of our investee companies. In addition, Manesh Pandya, CEO of ELE Advanced Technologies, presented an overview of their precision engineering business. read more
Albion, one of the UK’s leading venture capital investors, is pleased to announce they have been awarded VCT Manager of the Year at the “Unquote” British Private Equity Awards 2009. “Unquote” is the leading private equity magazine and its awards are seen as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry. The “Unquote” judges said of Albion: “Much of the work Albion has done has been built around genuine added value and genuine business knowledge.” Albion have won this award in the wake of being awarded the VCT of the Year at the Investor AllStar Awards in September 2009 for their Development VCT. The AllStar... read more
Albion, one of the UK’s leading venture capital investors, predicts that the Venture Capital Trust market could double in size this tax year to £250-£300 million from £150 million in the tax year 2008/2009. Albion believes that VCTs have become more attractive due to a combination of the following factors:   Comparatively greater tax benefits: VCTs, with 30% income tax relief, tax free income and no capital gains on disposal, have become more attractive for higher rate tax payers following reduced tax reliefs on pensions and prospective rises in income tax; Low bank lending: Many banks are... read more
Oxsensis, the UK Pioneer in high temperature instrumentation has scooped a major award at this year’s national Carbon Trust Innovation Awards. Oxsensis, which has developed the world’s highest temperature sensors, won the award for innovative new technologies which will cut carbon emissions in power generation, industry and later in air transport. Its sapphire based sensors can be used in gas turbines, for example in power stations or planes, and are capable of measuring pressure and temperature in the harshest conditions – hundreds of degrees hotter than traditional sensors can stand. The... read more
New detector technology promises lower patient dose and superior image quality   Largest ever CMOS X-ray detector for radiology   Dexela Limited, London Dexela introduces a family of flat panel CMOS X-ray detectors based on an innovative CMOS sensor design that combines unprecedented speed and superior image quality. The Dexela family of detectors includes a wide range of detector sizes including the largest available CMOS radiography detector. Dexela detectors are suitable for a range of medical applications including mammography and tomosynthesis, breast CT, dental CBCT, fluoroscopy,... read more
Albion, one of the UK’s leading venture capital investors, is pleased to announce the launch today of a new D Share offer for one of their most successful and established VCTs, the award winning Albion Development VCT PLC.*  The VCT’s aim is to provide investors with a regular and predictable source of income, combined with the prospect of long term capital growth. Albion intends to achieve this by enabling investors to participate in a balanced portfolio of lower-risk, often asset-backed investments that provide a strong income stream combined with investment in a smaller number of higher-... read more
Albion has won VCT of the Year (UK) 2009 at the Investor All Stars Awards, one of the most important events in the venture capital calendar which recognises the leading investors and risk takers. The award category was open to all Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and European tax driven structures including FCPIs (Fonds Commun de Placement dans l'Innovation) and other Government promoted investment funds where there is tax relief for private investors. Patrick Reeve, Managing Partner at Albion said: ”We are delighted to win this important industry award for best VCT of the Year. The award is... read more
Albion is pleased to announce two new video webcasts on our website. At the recent Albion Enterprise VCT PLC AGM on 11th August 2009, a presentation was made by Patrick Reeve, Managing Partner of Albion. Patrick covers a corporate overview, annual results of the Enterprise VCT and a portfolio update, highlighting in detail some examples of our investee companies. In addition, Hugh Bettesworth, CEO of Mirada Medical, presented an overview of his leading cancer software treatment business. Albion Video Presentation Mirada Medical Video Presentation   read more
Albion and Close Asset Management have joined forces to market their latest fund raisings; Albion Development VCT PLC, Close Trading Companies and the Freehold Income Trust along with a new fund launch from Close. Each investment offer combines either an income/growth strategy and/or significant tax reliefs. They will be marketed to investment advisers through a series of roadshows where the companies will showcase the benefits of their investments to IFAs and wealth managers across the UK. The companies will also survey the advisers at each of the venues to gain an understanding of their... read more

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