Strategic partnerships

The partnerships we create help us extend our reach and identify, support and grow even more entrepreneurial companies

Strategic Partnerships

First Derivatives

Combining FD’s technology and BGF’s funding to turn bright ideas into disruptive companies.


Creating a hub for young technology companies in the oil & gas sector using BGF's funding and Frontrow's deep sector experience.

Scale-up Institute

Working to make the UK the best place in the world to scale up a business.

Manchester Tech Trust

Promoting and supporting tech enterprise in Greater Manchester.

News and features

FrontRow acquires Clearwell Oilfield Solutions

FrontRow Energy Technology Group Limited has announced the acquisition of ClearWELL Oilfield Solutions, an oil and gas technology company focused on flow …

February/2017 | Investment news

First Derivatives and BGF form strategic partnership

First Derivatives plc (FD) has agreed a partnership with BGF. The partnership, aimed at developing companies, will combine access to FD’s …

January/2017 | Investment news

BGF partners with FrontRow

BGF invested £10m in Frontrow Energy Technology Group to support the company’s growth plans, alongside a £3m investment from the …