Organisations we work with

Our expert finance partners have helped us create the independent information on this website especially for smaller businesses like yours.

You can find out more about each of our expert partners below, including how they could help your business grow.

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Beauhurst

Beauhurst compiles data on high-growth companies throughout the UK. Its aim is to help professionals understand more about ambitious companies through the data it collects, analyses and distributes.

Visit website to learn more about Beauhurst
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BGF

BGF is the most active investor in small and medium-sized companies in the UK and Ireland. Its aim is to see more entrepreneurs using capital to scale up and drive economic activity.

Visit website to learn more about BGF
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Busnes Cymru/Business Wales

A free service for businesses looking to start up and grow. It offers online and face-to-face support across a range of regional centres in Wales. Its relationship managers and Growth Business Advisory help identify barriers to growth and find solutions to these issues.

Visit website to learn more about Business Wales
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BVCA

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body for private equity and venture capital within the UK. It promotes these forms of investment to entrepreneurs, investors and policy-makers by highlighting their impact on the global economy.

Visit website to learn more about BVCA
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ELITE

Created by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), ELITE provides a structured programme to help ambitious, growing businesses scale up, structure for their next stages of growth, and access capital via a global network of investors, advisers and peers.

Visit website to learn more about Elite
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finnCap

The number-one broker on AIM, finnCap uses its expertise to advise ambitious growth companies on accessing investment and promotes their stories across public and private markets.

Visit website to learn more about FinnCap
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Growth Hub Network

A combination of public and private-sector partners, growth hubs promote, co-ordinate and provide business support alongside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). There are growth hubs in each of the 38 local enterprise partnership (LEP) areas.

Visit website to learn more about Growth Hubs
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Intelligent Partnership

Intelligent Partnership creates research and insights to help financial advisers and investors deliver meaningful investment options for their clients. It is also behind 100stories.co.uk, which showcases successful, growth-focused SMEs through compelling stories.

Visit website to learn more about Intelligent Partnership
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Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) provides support to businesses across Northern Ireland. As well as providing lots of information and advice, it also looks to help new and existing businesses grow and move into new markets

Visit website to learn more about Invest Northern Ireland
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Investing in Women Code

The Investing in Women Code is a commitment to support the advancement of female entrepreneurship in the UK. It is an initiative run by the Department of Business, and is administered by the British Business Bank, UK Business Angels Association, and UK Finance.

Visit website to learn more about the Investing in Women Code
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LEP Network

Local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and local private-sector businesses. There are 38 LEPs across the UK, each driving economic growth within their area. The network map on this page allows you to search for LEPs in your local area.

Visit website to learn more about LEP Network
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London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

The London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business which enables SMEs to access funds for growth and development. It owns the London Stock Exchange, the world’s fourth largest stock exchange and the biggest in Europe.

Visit website to learn more about the London Stock Exchange
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National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB)

NACFB is the UK’s largest independent trade body for more than 2,000 commercial finance brokers. With a mission to help UK SMEs prosper, it ensures its members have the resources to channel funds from lenders to businesses.

Visit website to learn more about NACFB
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Responsible Finance

Responsible Finance represents Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs): not-for-profit lenders which work with businesses, social enterprises and people across the UK. 9 out of 10 of the businesses they lend to have been declined by another finance provider. CDFIs take a different approach, enabling them to provide finance where others can’t.

Visit website to learn more about Responsible Finance
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ScaleUp Institute

A private-sector, not-for-profit organisation focused on making the UK the world's best place to scale a business. It produces detailed research by working closely with policy-makers, financiers, educators, business groups and national and local government.

Visit website to learn more about the Scale Up Institute
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Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency. A non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, its remit is to improve Scotland's economy, in part by accelerating business growth through infrastructure and business support.

Visit website to learn more about Scottish Enterprise
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TechNation

TechNation (formerly TechCity and TechNorth) aims to help digital tech companies grow and scale in the UK. It looks to raise the profile of the tech industry and eliminate any issues that prevent digital tech companies from starting up and scaling.

Visit website to learn more about Tech Nation
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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

CBI is a business organisation with around 190,000 members across the UK. It provides useful insight and network opportunities to help members grow their businesses. It also works with national and overseas governments to shape policy decisions on behalf of its members.

Visit website to learn more about the CBI
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The Creative Industries Federation

The membership body representing and championing the UK's creative industries. Through its unique network of member organisations, influential policy work and a UK-wide events programme, the Federation supports the success of the UK's fastest-growing sector.

Visit website to learn more about The Creative Industries Federation
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The Development Bank of Wales

The Development Bank of Wales exists to increase the provision of finance across the country. It supports Welsh businesses through equity and debt finance and invests its own funds in eligible organisations.

Visit website to learn more about the Development Bank of Wales
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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

FSB is a non-profit organisation for small businesses. Through a wide range of services, including advice and financial expertise, it helps its members to achieve their ambitions. It also campaigns for change in Westminster on behalf of the UK's businesses.

Visit website to learn more about the FSB
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

ICAEW is a world-leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 150,000 chartered accountants. It provides insight and leadership to its members and to the global accountancy and finance profession.

Visit website to learn more about the ICAEW
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UKBAA

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment. It represents more than 160 member organisations and around 18,000 investors.

Visit website to learn more about UKBAA
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UK Crowdfunding Association

The UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) promotes crowdfunding platforms to its investors and clients in the UK. It champions the competition that crowdfunding platforms create, as a valuable way for people, businesses and ventures to raise funds.

Visit website to learn more about UK Crowdfunding Association
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UK Export Finance (UKEF)

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade. It works with banks and other financial institutions to support companies of all sizes across all sectors.

Visit website to learn more about the UK Export Finance (UKEF)
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UK Finance

UK Finance is a trade association for the UK's banking and financial services sector. It represents around 300 firms across the industry and aims to enhance the UK as a global leader in financial services.

Visit website to learn more about UK Finance