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20th August 2019

National finalists of MSDUK Innovation Challenge announced

The organisers behind the prestigious MSDUK Innovation Challenge have announced their finalists for 2019.  After a full day of pitches from shortlisted Challenge entrants the 12 strong judging panel, drawn from a wide cross-section of UK industry and academia, were finally able to agree upon their final line up of 13 finalists.

19th August 2019

BiVictriX strengthens board and completes fund-raising

BiVictriX has announced that Dr Michael Carter has joined its board as a Non-executive Director, and that it has completed aninternal fund-raising round enabling development of its project portfolio and technology platform.

9th August 2019

IGF expands ABL team following strong end of year results

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, appoints Dave Pickup as ABL Director for the Thames Valley. Investment in the region follows another successful year for IGF, which included a 39 percent growth in funded assets and a 29 percent growth in revenues.

8th August 2019

Paul Lehair joins AlbionVC as Investment Manager

AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital, has appointed Paul Lehair as an investment manager.

Paul joins Albion from Citymapper where he was finance director for five years having joined when the company had less than 10 employees. Prior to this he worked in business operations at Viagogo and in M&A covering the TMT sector at Citigroup.

5th August 2019

Exporting is easy – when you have a plan

This autumn Brexit will again dominate the minds of businesses and traders, but UK's SMEs should continue to plan ahead and look to export as a way of mitigating risk and increasing global sales. 

5th August 2019

Five years of the Growth Investor Awards and two new categories

This November, the Growth Investor Awards will turn five. Since 2015, this event has shone a spotlight on the people and teams that support SMEs with essential investment capital.

31st July 2019

One Stop Business Finance appoints restructuring specialist

One Stop Business Finance, the Yorkshire based alternative funding specialist for SMEs, has strengthened its senior management team 

30th July 2019

Astarte maintains rapid team expansion


Astarte Capital Partners LLP, an alternatives co-investment platform, has appointed Omar Habboush, CFA, to its business development team as an Associate. 


30th July 2019

New European tech event chooses London


A new summit connecting emerging technology fund managers with investors has been launched in London by early stage VC firms, 7Percent Ventures and Luminous Ventures.


29th July 2019

Nottingham’s universities join forces with Minerva Business Angels

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park and one of the most successful business angel networks in the UK, is joining forces with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham in a partnership aimed at improving access to finance for innovative local companies.  Minerva has chosen to work with Nottingham’s two universities because both have a track record of identifying research and ideas that have commercial potential, and of providing knowledge and advice to firms looking to improve through innovation.

29th July 2019

Senior ex NatWest banker joins FSE Group board of directors

The FSE Group, has  announce that Paul Marston has joined their board of directors. Paul is the former Managing Director of NatWest Bank for the South of England & Wales.  

25th July 2019

Deepbridge Capital announce appointment of two new BDMs


Deepbridge Capital has announced the appointment of two new Business Development Managers (BDMs) covering both the North West and North East regions.


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