What is venture capital and when is it right for your business?
In 2019, there was a record amount of venture capital investment in the UK. We look at the rise of venture capital in the UK, the types of businesses receiving support, and the pros and cons of this method of funding a business.
Amid a crisis, a wine merchant reveals an adventurous spirit
Covid-19 came at a tricky time for Off-Piste Wines, which was forging ahead with plans to put an £8m investment to good use. Managing director Andy Talbot explains what Plan B looks like for this forward-thinking business.
An independent optician with the vision to grow
The CEO of Yorkshire-headquartered Bayfields Opticians, Royston Bayfield, talks about culture, trust and growth funding in this Q&A with investor Chris Boyes.
How rented websites can help clients generate leads online
Robin and Joel, founders of lead-generation firm ROI, discuss using BGF’s regional structure to capitalise on local intelligence, with BGF investor Rhys Davenport.
Businesses need an equity solution to the economic fallout from the crisis
We’re all aware of the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on both British lives and businesses. But the…
Where next for dealmakers?
Given the disruptive nature of the pandemic, a period of adjustment was inevitable and the drop off in deal flow is not surprising. However, operationally, investors and professional and corporate advisers have adapted quickly to the challenges of lockdown.
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