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.
With GCI Com one of the first three businesses backed by the Business Growth Fund, GrowthBusiness looks at why the company chose the funding route and how progress has been.
As the UK is increasingly swept up in Bradley Wiggins mania, Sheffield-based Planet X Bikes is gearing up for rapid growth on the back of a new funding package.
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.
Having spent a year shadowing former BVCA chairman Robert Easton, Fidelity Growth Partners’ Simon Clark is now stepping up to the role and has some ambitious targets.
GrowthBusiness catches up with Six Degrees founder and serial entrepreneur Alastair Mills to find out how his business has been bedding in its numerous acquisitions and what its latest purchase adds to the company.
GrowthBusiness talks to companies including Abundance Generation and Ecology Building Society about being recognised at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2013.
James McKenzie was lauded at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2013 for his ability to combine technical expertise with sound business acumen, as well as an ability to use the financial markets. GrowthBusiness took some time to find out more.
The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square was the setting for the sixth New Energy & Cleantech Awards, where the topic on everyone's lips was how the cleantech market was going to evolve.
Alex Blackburne, editor of sustainable investment magazine Blue & Green Tomorrow, looks back at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards and forward to the future of sustainability.
The sixth New Energy and Cleantech Awards saw entrepreneurs, businesses and advisers from across the cleantech market recognise the standout achievements of the past year.
Lesley Stalker, head of tax at business tax firm RJP, looks at whether the 2013 Budget was a good or bad one for growth companies.
Following the culmination of George Osborne's Budget speech to parliament, GrowthBusiness speaks to entrepreneurs to find out if they're happy with what was announced, and what they would have like to have seen included.
Having spent time on the other side of the fence as a venture capitalist, Greg Marsh is giving entrepreneurship a go and has seen his 'unhotel' business Onefinestay grow out of its beginnings in London to operations in New York.
Ahead of George Osborne’s third March Budget speech, GrowthBusiness speaks with entrepreneurs from around the country in various sectors to find out what they would like to see come out of the annual announcement.
Leaving the corporate world at the tender age of 23 to forge off on your own is a big step – but for entrepreneur Alistair Crane those early years were all he needed to provide him with the start-up drive.
For entrepreneurs looking for venture investment, Tim Levene, founder of Augmentum Capital, reveals the three things he looks for in business builders.
Nearly 40 years since the UK became a member of the European Economic Community, prime minister David Cameron has outlined the future of Britain's involvement. GrowthBusiness talks to entrepreneurs to find out whether they agree with his plans.
Mobile security business AirWatch has added to the $200 million Series A round it closed earlier in the year by securing an extra $25 million.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
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.