The real truth behind Innovation within UK business

One could probably rebuild an entire life-size replica of Stonehenge using all the scholarly articles and books on Leadership and Management styles, 7-fold over - and we are not about to repeat what many knowledgeable, insightful business scholars have said before. However, in an evolving world - where innovation, collaboration and sustainability is a topic so familiar and as common as the salt in our grinders, the milk in our coffee and the water in our kettles, we still we see organisations battling not with understanding what needs to be done, but rather identifying the way, for them, to get [...]

2018-08-16T09:07:19+00:00August 16th, 2018|News, SME Growth|0 Comments

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.

Driving Investment: Reaping the rewards through Gender Diversity

It was Stephen Covey that once said: “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”   Business Diversity is more than just a catch-phrase of the current season.  In fact, McKinsey has been examining diversity in the workplace for several years and in a recent report, they examined company data across a number of industries globally - and their findings were clear. Here's a selection of what they found: Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are [...]

2018-03-12T17:39:48+00:00March 12th, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News|Comments Off on Driving Investment: Reaping the rewards through Gender Diversity

cfpc Accelerator: How it works

As a high-growth business, you're looking for your next step up. You may require a funding boost to launch your next series of products, or simply be ready to scale up - and need to secure new resource, and quickly.  We get that.  Which is why we recently launched the cfpc Accelerator: a new joint venture providing opportunity for high-growth businesses to raise critical development capital quicker and with more certainty. Together with Partner Capital, we combine expertise and networks in the investment community and industry, giving cfpc Acclerator clients the benefit of a comprehensive, all-encompassing support system that underpins [...]

2017-10-03T12:45:11+00:00October 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on cfpc Accelerator: How it works

Top 10 innovative PropTech companies changing the industry today

We’re doing a countdown – of the most influential, technologically-inspiring, businesses changing our marketplace today.  In this article, we review 10 PropTech businesses who are changing the marketplace for the better through innovation, technological know-how, and an attitude that change is not something to be scared of, but rather embedded in your organisational culture.   Zoopla: The UK’s current most comprehensive property website, Zoopla focusses on empowering users with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. Whether their consumers are looking to buy their next home, or simply research the market, Zoopla uses data intelligence to combine hundreds [...]

2017-10-16T11:06:32+00:00September 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Top 10 innovative PropTech companies changing the industry today

4 reasons why you need expert help with investor reporting

Getting things right, the first time around, has never been more critical than when successfully securing your first investment. That’s why keeping your investors informed, updated and, most of all, happy, is paramount – especially if you want them to continue supporting your business. So, instead of ‘going it alone’ as so many unsuccessful applicants have tried in the past – we give you 4 reasons why you need expert help when it comes to investor reporting   We know what they know they want. Yes, stick with us here. As seasoned experts in investor relations, we have a solid [...]

2017-09-18T13:30:36+00:00September 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 4 reasons why you need expert help with investor reporting

How to develop a compelling Investment Story

An investment story is essentially a marketing story specifically for investors.  It describes who you are as a business, it contains your business plan, your market opportunity, an analysis of business conditions, a list of features and products. It could include presentation decks, a series of meetings with business owners or a set of complicated discussions about business returns and financial details. Your investors have 1 main concern: how you plan to mitigate risk – and the development of a good investment story often needs to be able to demonstrate your ability to look at risk areas from several angles, [...]

2017-08-23T15:26:51+00:00August 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to develop a compelling Investment Story

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

New Joint Venture cfpc Accelerator provides high-growth businesses renewed funding access

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 26 JULY 2017   New Joint Venture cfpc Accelerator provides high-growth businesses renewed funding access   Partner Capital and CFPro Ventures are pleased to announce the launch of the cfpc Accelerator, a new joint venture providing opportunity for high-growth businesses to raise critical development capital quicker and with more certainty. Failure to fund sufficiently and well in advance is consistently the biggest threat to business success. Through the cfpc Accelerator, clients will have the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive, all-encompassing support to underpin their high-growth ambitions through a combination of expertise and networks within the investment community [...]

2017-07-26T05:56:37+00:00July 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on New Joint Venture cfpc Accelerator provides high-growth businesses renewed funding access