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If you have a second company that holds shares in your current company then you could pay dividends into that company, and there's no tax charge on them. The money is then effectively moved into that second company, and you can use it to make investments.
There's no reason you can't make those same investments from your current company though, unless you're worried that they form a significant part of your income and there's a danger of the company being seen as an investment company (which would then be subject to a higher rate of CT).