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25th March 2020

Mayor's Tech Fund and world-class mentors are uniting to support London Tech

Funding London – the Mayor of London's investment vehicle – is being supported by several iconic mentors.  Entrepreneurs and investors such as  Sukhendu Pal and Steve Garnett will offer support and guidance to investments in the two funds, the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF) and the Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF).

23rd March 2020

Turnaround Management Association appoints Paul Davies as president

The Turnaround Management Association UK has appointed BTG Advisory partner Paul Davies as president of the association from January 2021.

 

23rd March 2020

10 ways SMEs can weather the Coronavirus storm

LawBite, the UK's leading legal-tech platform, looks at some of the ways in which SMEs can help themselves to weather the current storm.  
  

19th March 2020

A stable picture at the end of 2019, as SMEs sail into uncharted waters.

BVA BDRC has published its latest quarterly SME Finance Monitor report. 

19th February 2020

Stoke-on-Trent recruitment company receives £500k MEIF investment

The Supply Register which is based in Stoke-on-Trent has secured a significant investment, 

17th February 2020

Livingbridge investee company Brainlabs completes two acquisitions

Livingbridge investee company Brainlabs has made two investments in online marketing agency Distilled and US digital marketing specialist Hanapin, underlining its ambitious growth strategy. 

11th February 2020

One Stop Business Finance invests has raised £100k to support growth

Yorkshire-based SME funding specialist One Stop Business Finance has completed a major investment programme at its HQ to increase office space and facilitate its projected growth in both personnel numbers and client deals during 2020.

The self-funded £100,000 capital programme at OBSF’s base, ‘The Cow Shed’ in Laytham near Pocklington, has boosted office space by 150%. which ensures it can accommodate additional team members in operational and management roles. Details of the new posts will be announced in the coming months, but the company is looking to boost the size of its team as the number of deals it is completing for clients UK-wide continues to grow.

27th January 2020

Henley Business Angels backs £1.2m funding round for recruitment platform Placed

Placed, a mobile recruitment matchmaking platform for the service industry, has received investment from two members of Henley Business Angels, contributing towards a funding round of £1.2m.

Placed functions through having companies sign up to their platform and display jobs, solving the recruitment problem so many of them face by matching them up with prospective candidates seeking jobs. The idea for Placed came from years of working in the hospitality industry and by addressing each company’s needs Placed has grown rapidly; over 2,000 brands have now signed up to Placed, from Park Plaza Hotels to ROKA Restaurants, Nando’s and many more together with a growing database of over 100,000 job seekers.

16th January 2020

BGF invests in The Chemistry Group

BGF has invested in The Chemistry Group (TCG), the London-based disruptive HR consultancy.

TCG is a fast-growing talent strategy consultancy that increases the value of companies by improving the performance of their people.  Founded in 2003 by CEO Roger Philby on the belief that everybody should have the opportunity to be brilliant at work, the business partners with clients to understand their context and strategy, and to help business leaders answer the critical questions regarding their talent through data analytics, technology and behavioural science.

10th January 2020

Calculus Capital generates 1.8x return on sale from Once Upon A TIme

Calculus Capital has sold their investment in London-based marketing agency Once Upon a Time (OUAT) in a deal that netted investors an expected total return of 1.8x, excluding the tax benefits associated with investing through EIS.

9th December 2019

AIPUT secures pre-let to expand its dnata City East  air cargo facility at Heathrow

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has signed a pre-let agreement with its long-standing customer, dnata, promoting the continued growth of its industry-leading air cargo facility at dnata City East, located immediately south of Heathrow Airport. 

28th October 2019

BGF supports Hydrock in acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers

Engineering design consultancy Hydrock has announced its acquisition of Yorkshire-based MRB Consulting Engineers, as the company further expands its footprint across the UK.  Hydrock is backed by BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing companies, who first invested in September 2018. Since then, Hydrock has seen significant growth, opening a new office in Birmingham and expanding its teams in Manchester, Cardiff and Southampton. BGF has provided follow-on funding to support the acquisition of MRB and to enhance Hydrock’s ongoing strategic development plans.

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