Care home operator Springfield Healthcare Group has already begun to use its Business Growth Fund cash to get acquisitive. We find out how progress has been since the investment as part of an exclusive portfolio roundtable.
Advertising can often be a difficult thing to gauge in terms of return on investment, but is pivotal for the future success of Broadbandchoices.co.uk
Back in June 2012, ATM services business Cennox became the Business Growth Fund's (BGF) 10th investment – at which point the company had already developed technology which was being used by the London cycle scheme to prevent card skimming.
Getting a healthy return from a cleantech investment has often been hard work – but for David Mott and his Oxford Capital Partners firm, it’s made them award winners.
With dust beginning to settle on George Osborne’s fourth Budget speech, entrepreneur James Layfield looks at whether, yet again, the middle ground SME has been forgotten about.
To coincide with International Women's Day, female entrepreneur Jenny Griffiths tells us about her journey from overseas soldier to business builder.
Since Seedcamp was founded in 2007 it has gone on to mentor 800 companies. Co-founder Reshma Sohoni sits down with GrowthBusiness to talk about its evolution and what plans the accelerator has in store for 2013.
Business coach Alan Adams explains the value of capturing good-quality data and reveals why he wished he’d made his clients feel loved at the start of his career.
Despite recruiting someone specifically to do office-based operational support, Raj Sukkersudha, managing director of Q3 Internet Services, ended up having to repair the errors of his new hire.
Paul Marry, CEO of Intact Software, picks up John Wells' Strategic IQ and finds that it doesn't meet his usual expectations of a business-orientated title.
Technology entrepreneur, angel investor and champion of AIM: Ken Olisa opens up to GrowthBusiness about the lessons he has learnt during 30 years of business.
Nick Green, founder of online digital pringing business printed.com, picks up Jason Fried's Rework to find out if it could change his perceptions on how to do business.
Time was of the essence when Mario Di Giorgio, CEO of e-cigarette brand Salmon & Trout, launched his business. He explains how being proactive worked.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
To allow his brand to stand out in a crowded market, John Bramm decided that shaking up the marketing strategy was the best way to make it stand out.
Focusing on the right customer base is important for businesses – and for Omnifone CEO Jeff Hughes, it was a case of B2B is best.
The R300 headphones by Ferrari by Logic3 provide a comfortable and high quality way to listen to music on the move and at home.
With fisheye, macro and wide-angle lenses all rolled into one, the olloclip allows users to get creative with their iPhone.
There are no shortage of tablets on the market, with all manners of shape, size and power represented. But how can accessories boost performance?
Construction, services and property group Kier has appointed Nicola Peake as managing director of its environmental business, which acquired Pure Recycling in 2010.
As part of a restructure, law firm Howard Kennedy has appointed partner Dov Katz as head of AIM within the firm’s capital markets group.
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Eco Market has added to its growing list of angel backers by securing the interest of ghd co-founder Martin Penny and former PayPal and eBay executive Elisabeth Ling.
Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.