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31st October 2019

Keith Morgan to stand down as Chief Executive of the British Business Bank at the end of 2020

Keith Morgan has announced that he will be standing down from the role of Chief Executive of the Government-owned British Business Bank at the end of 2020 after eight years at the helm of the UK’s economic development bank for smaller businesses.

30th October 2019

va-Q-tec’s Founder and CEO is awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

va-Q-tec AG, the pioneer in highly efficient vacuum insulation products and solutions in the thermal insulation and TempChain logistics has announced that the company’s founder and CEO is recognized for two renowned competitions as Entrepreneur of the Year. 

29th October 2019

Olympic skier glides into new role at Par Equity

Par Equity, the leading Scottish EIS Fund Manager, has appointed former Olympic skier Andrew Noble as a Partner.

25th October 2019

Creative England launches landmark fund for the UK’s creative SMEs

Creative England will inject £24million of growth finance into the creative industries.  The scale-up finance will be directed to post-revenue creative businesses presenting promising growth potential.

Serving as the first initiative of its kind, the loan facility – backed by Triodos Bank UK – will be deployed across the length and breadth of the British Isles, encouraging sustained growth of a £100billion industry in which 75% of SMEs are predicted to grow in the next 12 months.

23rd October 2019

The six girls leading a new generation of entrepreneurs: born this millennium

Children are naturally creative, but these entrepreneurs capitalised on their ideas by creating huge businesses from scratch. 

22nd October 2019

Beechbrook strengthens UK team and completes another investment

Leading SME direct lender Beechbrook Capital has appointed Paul Whitehouse as investment director to head up deal origination and execution activity across the Midlands. With over 30 years’ experience, Paul joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he spent the last two decades focusing on corporate and leveraged finance transactions across the Midlands.

17th October 2019

Clive Gillmore donates £3m to University of Warwick for Fintech research centre

The University of Warwick has received one of its largest donations from an individual to establish a new Fintech research centre.

The £3 million donation has been made by Clive Gillmore, founder and Group CEO of Mondrian Investment Partners and an alumnus of the University of Warwick.

The Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology will be housed at Warwick Business School and will bring together the school’s existing research in the area along with a host of new appointments.

17th October 2019

Idinvest appoints new managing partners

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has appointed Sylviane Guyonnet, COO of Idinvest, and Eric Gallerne, Co-Head of Private Debt Strategy, as Managing Partners.

17th October 2019

VentureFest North East 2019 announces speaker line-up

A wealth of local, national and global experts in innovation will come together in central Newcastle next month with the aim of inspiring over 800 businesses of all sizes as part of this year’s VentureFest North East.

As the region’s flagship innovation conference, the event provides cross-sector opportunities for collaboration, presenting local businesses with an opportunity to connect with like-minded organisations, learn about the latest trends in innovation and the chance to secure the funding they may need to grow or expand into new markets.

16th October 2019

Triple Point appoints Jennifer Ockwell as Partner and Head of Institutional Sales

Triple Point has appointed Jennifer Ockwell as Partner and Head of Institutional Sales.

15th October 2019

Eric de Montgolfier appointed as CEO of Invest Europe

Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest association of private capital providers and investors.

15th October 2019

Livingbridge welcomes three new investment managers

Livingbridge has appointed Andy Harrington, Robyn Smith and Tom Smith as investment managers, alongside two further hires in the business. 

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