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Read the stories of some of the many companies BGF has worked with.

Solid Solutions

Software supplier Solid Solutions doubles staff numbers and sees profits rise after major £8m investment by BGF. Solid Solutions chief …

Sertec

The Coleshill-based manufacturer turns 50 this year. Chief executive Grant Adams and BGF investor Ian Downing explain how two investments …

Simworx

Black Country design group Simworx is spearheading new ideas for indoor attractions at UK and global theme parks. Managing director …

UKCloud

Three years ago, BGF made a £4m investment for a minority share of UKCloud. Here BGF investor James Austin and …

Springfield Healthcare Group

Springfield Healthcare Group received a number of offers from private equity to invest the rollout of its care villages across …

RMS International

Tyrone Farber started his career selling toys on a market stall in Manchester. Today, he owns and manages a £75m …

Kids Planet

Family-owned Kids Planet, a chain of nurseries, wanted investment to help them grow, from an investor who wouldn’t take control. …

Paintbox

Midland-based Paintbox paints luxury car brands such as Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover. Founder James Sharp tells Tamlyn Jones how …

GCI

Midlands technology group GCI has been very busy buying other companies and shows no sign of stopping. Chief executive Adrian …

High Access Maintenance

Manchester-based High Access Maintenance, the working-at-height expert, wanted an investor that could help the business scale up. They wanted to …

VTL Group

Huddersfield-based VTL makes component parts for some of the biggest names in the motor business. They were looking for an …

Pharmacy2U

Pharmacy2U CEO Mark Livingstone was looking for a local and engaged investor to support the company’s ambitious growth plans. Download …

Nationwide Window Cleaning

NWC cleans the windows of more than 20,000 buildings a year. In 2012, founder and CEO Thornton Tasker started to …

Total Recycling Services

After a period of sustained growth, Alex Foreman, the founder and CEO of North East recycling company, TRS was faced …

J&B Recycling

Family business J&B Recycling is using funding from BGF to develop a third recycling plant and automate its processes and …

Chemoxy

When North East Chemoxy decided to look for investment to support its growth plans, CEO Ian Stark was looking for …

Direct Online Services

When Direct Online Services (DOS) decided to accelerate their growth, they wanted funding on terms they were comfortable with. DOS …

Wales Environmental

BGF made a £2 million investment for a minority stake in Wales Environmental. Here BGF investor Paul Oldham and Wales …

SLG Group

Two years ago, BGF made a £10m investment for a minority share of cosmetics firm SLG. Here BGF investor Ned …