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2nd July 2019

Space tech and innovation boosted as Harwell Space Cluster expands

The Harwell Space Cluster has added 14 new companies to its impressive roster, now comprised of 92 organisations including the UK and European Space Agencies, STFC RAL Space and The Satellite Applications Catapult. Collectively employing over 1,040 people, Europe’s most concentrated Space cluster is comprised of commercial, public and academic organisations focused on driving innovation in the UK Space market.

2nd July 2019

Who are the UKs top regional angel investors?

British businesses in the regions are suffering heavily from ensuing disparities in investment. According to the independent report by the UK 2070 commission, the UK is one of the most regionally unbalanced countries in the industrialised world and the disparities will widen unless the government adopts a radical programme of investment.

28th June 2019

Downing appoints Tom Moore as Head of Asset Management

London-based investment manager Downing LLP has appointed Tom Moore to lead its asset management capability.

27th June 2019

Investment manager Downing makes six senior hires

London-based investment manager Downing has appointed six new senior team members across its investment, venture capital, asset management, and business development divisions.


25th June 2019

HBAN-backed Phorest scoops European angel investment award

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that its winning streak at the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) annual congress has continued. Phorest, the HBAN-backed salon software company, was named most successful business financed by early stage investors at this year’s event in Helsinki.

25th June 2019

Funding London announces three new Board members

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Funding London CEO, Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, have announced the appointment of three new additions to the Funding London Board. 

24th June 2019

Edward O’Hara appointed Chief Risk Officer at British Business Bank

The British Business Bank has welcomed Edward O’Hara as its new Chief Risk Officer.

Edward joins the Bank from The Commonwealth Trade Bank Plc, where he served as Chief Risk Officer from early 2017. He has had an extensive career in Risk and strategic leadership positions in a wide variety of international banking and finance institutions, including in the UK, USA, Poland and Bulgaria.

20th June 2019

Downing expands property investment team

London-based investment manager Downing LLP has appointed Richard Lamb to its growing Property Finance investment team.

20th June 2019

Big Tech Brain Drain: SMEs lose out to big tech in the battle to recruit top talent

UK SMEs are losing out to big tech in the battle to recruit top tech talent, according to Robert Half UK’s new report, Recruiting for the future: The challenges for UK SMEs.

The white paper, which was based on an independent study of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) across the UK, found that three quarters (75%) of CIOs believe that it is more challenging for SMEs to attract tech talent because they prefer to work for larger technology companies. The lure of working for a household name instead of having a more significant role in a smaller company means that large tech companies appear to be winning the battle to recruit the industry’s highly skilled personnel.

19th June 2019

YFM Equity Partners appoints Helen Villiers as Investment Manager

YFM Equity Partners has appointed Helen Villiers as Investment Manager. Based at YFM’s London office, Helen will be focussing on supporting YFM’s new investment activity, working with the existing team to deploy funds into growing businesses at points of transformational change.

19th June 2019

Inverleith backed chocolate manufacturer Montezuma's makes senior appointments

A new senior executive leadership team has been put in place at Montezuma’s following investment from Edinburgh-based private equity firm, Inverleith LLP, last year.

18th June 2019

Christophe Lavigne  joins Keensight Capital

Keensight Capital, a leading private equity manager dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, has appointed Christophe Lavigne as Operating Partner.

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