Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc

Working alongside the UK’s most ambitious early-stage and growth businesses.

Working alongside the UK’s most ambitious early-stage and growth businesses.

Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc is a tax-efficient venture trust, making investments focused on supporting the UK’s very best growth businesses.

Why invest

Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc has a strong track record of dividends and long-term investment performance.

The Baronsmead VCT funds are concentrated on sectors, markets and companies that benefit from long term structural growth trends.

Our VCT investment team has a wide network of entrepreneurs and broad specialist skills, injecting capital and support to push exciting businesses to the next level through Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc.


The Baronsmead VCT funds benefit from the experience of the wider Gresham House network, enabling the team to resource investees financially and practically, offering mentorship and advice throughout their development cycle.

Our approach

Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc has a large, diversified portfolio and maintains a robust pipeline of new investment opportunities – with an increasing rate of deployment.

We seek to invest in innovative companies that we believe will be crucial to the UK economy in the years to come, providing capital and expertise to accelerate growth at a critical stage of their journey.

Drawing on our VCT investment team’s extensive network and skills, we invest capital and provide support to push exciting businesses to the next level at pivotal points. We concentrate our efforts on markets and companies benefiting from long term structural growth.

How to invest

Prospective and current investors can invest in the Baronsmead VCTs by subscribing for shares when the Companies raise funds through new share issuance. The VCTs have raised over £500m since 1995, with £43m of new shares issued in the last tax year. The minimum subscription amount under the last offer was £3,000.

Investors may also buy shares in the VCTs on the secondary market, but without the same VCT tax relief benefits.

Investors can also access more information about the VCT share price and the company through the listed company (ticker: BSVT)

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Important information

Prospective investors should carefully consider the risks associated with this form of investment and seek advice from a qualified financial adviser. Investment in smaller unquoted companies involves a higher degree of risk than investment in larger companies. VCT shares are infrequently traded, so shares are often valued at a discount to their Net Asset Value and may be difficult to realise. Shareholders may be offered a price which is less than the full value of the underlying assets.


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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc AGM was held on 16 February 2022 at Saddlers’ Hall, 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR.

The Results of AGM announcement has been released on 17 February 2022. The results are listed below.