Statesman Travel Group, a high-end travel management company, was one of the first companies backed by BGF.
We exited our investment in the company following a period of sustained growth and as a result of Statesman's acquisition by US based Travel and Transport.
We have benefitted over the years from BGF's financial backing and sound advice. As BGF's second investment, we have watched the company and team grow. Throughout our partnership, BGF has been supportive of our goals and ambitions.Mervyn Williams, joint managing director
Business funding insights
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.
What is venture capital and when is it right for your business?
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.