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What I look for in a leisure and hospitality business
A strong concept, scale and scalability are the things Rob Johnson, investor, looks for in a leisure and hospitality business.
Why I chose minority investment – Guy Schanschieff, Bambino Mio
Minority investment helped Bambino Mio accelerate growth, grow in confidence, and achieve de-risking for its founders while keeping control.
Portfolio personalities: across the pond and back again
Craig Letton is CEO of MRM Global, which provides marketing technology for the drinks and hospitality sector. In 2020, BGF…
What I look for in a direct-to-consumer business
Good reviews, sticky customers and secret sauce are some of the things Daina Spedding, investor, looks for in a direct-to-consumer business
Portfolio personalities: from pop singer to portfolio career
Angela Luger, non-executive chair of The Paint Shed, explains the importance of an independent perspective on the board
Six lockdown learnings from the hospitality and leisure sector
From restaurants and bars to hotels and sports centres, the hospitality and leisure sector has been dramatically affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
Amid a crisis, a wine merchant reveals an adventurous spirit
MD Andy Talbot, of Off-Piste Wines, discusses what Plan B looks like for this forward-thinking business.
An independent optician with the vision to grow
Royston Bayfield, Bayfields Opticians, and Chris Boyes, an investor in BGF’s Yorkshire team, talks about the ins and outs of seeking and securing growth funding.
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