6 Factors limiting SMEs from achieving their financing ambition.

In the world of business funding, startups appear to be well catered for through angel networks, crowdfunding campaigns, pitching competitions and more. Private and Corporate investors are keen to tap into new skill and innovation that would expand their own profitability and productivity. Great news for startups - but things start to change when these businesses "reach development capital stage – with a viable, revenue- generating concept and a clear line of sight to profitability.  Business owners struggle to raise capital to fund business growth," says Alison Coleman, a business writer with a keen interest in the growth of startups, [...]

2018-06-18T12:29:03+00:00June 18th, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on 6 Factors limiting SMEs from achieving their financing ambition.

From SpaceX to Hypothermia – these innovations are changing our world. You can too.

I read the news today, oh boy. Elon Musk introduced a way to get from NYC to China in under 39 minutes. For those of you who have been keeping an eye out on the news, you would have seen that Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and more, today will be presenting his views on long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. Yup. He is planning on making life multiplanetary. And in the midst of naysayers and eye-rollers, Elon Musk is doing what very [...]

2017-09-29T06:03:05+00:00September 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on From SpaceX to Hypothermia – these innovations are changing our world. You can too.

Innovation for Humanity: Changing people’s lives – one concept at a time

We know that in today’s modern society, it’s very easy to become caught up in the drive for the bigger, flashier, faster – but yet in the somewhat quieter, more provoking corner of the innovation world lies a creative opportunity that is more necessity than desire, responsibility than flare – it’s the entrepreneur focussed on innovations that simply make people’s lives better.   We have always been inspired by individuals and organisations who are driven to make a real difference to people’s lives, simply by doing what they know best: a symbiotic relationship between business and responsibility. And whether it’s [...]

2017-08-16T11:42:42+00:00August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Innovation for Humanity: Changing people’s lives – one concept at a time

Innovation Can Do: Turning ideas into delivered concepts

Behind every success story is very often an embarrassing first effort, a stumble, a setback or a radical change of direction. From the hydraulic press to the television, the bagless vacuum cleaner to the World Wide Web, the British powerhouse of innovation is one that has been a hailed hero throughout the ages. And yet, for so many innovators and creators, moving their design from concept to product proved to be more of a tragedy than a triumph. And in today’s economic climate – not much has changed.  In fact, so much new concept potential lies buried deep inside the [...]

2019-01-18T15:33:03+00:00August 8th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Innovation Can Do: Turning ideas into delivered concepts

An airtight aircrete success story

You may have seen that we’ve recently launched an exciting new Joint Venture with a London-based specialist investment advisory business called Partner Capital. The Joint Venture, called the cpcf Accelerator was launched with one goal in mind: To give high-growth businesses the opportunity to realise their growth potential by securing funding quicker and with more certainty.   So, Why?   Simple. We recognised a need in the market. From our experience, many of our clients, high-growth businesses themselves, and many of the people we have spoken to have shared their desire to grow, but alongside that, their frustration at not [...]

2017-07-26T07:58:42+00:00July 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on An airtight aircrete success story