Success Stories

Learn how other UK businesses have used external finance to reach their ambition

Here’s just some of the tens of thousands of smaller businesses funded through our partners, with the support of British Business Bank’s programmes.

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NQ64

NQ64 are a chain of unique bars across the country offering a range of specialist beers and cocktails which can be enjoyed by customers while playing a range of retro arcade games and consoles.

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Lucky Saint

Lucky Saint completed a Series A funding round with JamJar Investments, supported by the Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds programme. This capital allowed the business to grow its team and provided the funding to open the Lucky Saint pub.

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Wild Cosmetics

Wild Cosmetics, based in London, is on a mission to remove single use plastic and create high performing natural formulations that allow customers to switch to more sustainable everyday bathroom products.

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NQ64

NQ64 are a chain of unique bars across the country offering a range of specialist beers and cocktails which can be enjoyed by customers while playing a range of retro arcade games and consoles.

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Urban Legend

Urban Legend is the first brand from Believe in Science, a start-up applying cutting-edge science to the reformulation of indulgent bakery products, starting with the humble doughnut.

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Congenica

Congenica is a digital health company whose software is helping to revolutionise how diseases are characterised and diagnosed.

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Tractable

Having experienced two years of huge growth and with a current valuation of $1 billion, artificial intelligence company Tractable is the UK’s 100th unicorn business and the world’s first AI unicorn for financial services.

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Codeplay

Since its founding in 2002, software developer and consultancy business Codeplay has established itself as one of the leading experts in heterogeneous systems – systems that use more than one type of processor or core.

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PrimaryBid

PrimaryBid is a technology platform that allows individual investors to connect with public companies that are looking to raise capital. Its mission is to make capital markets fairer, more inclusive and more transparent, a commitment and ambition that its investors share too.

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Cazana

With a mission to power the global automotive industry, Cazana has built a digital platform that gives vehicle dealers and manufacturers, banks and lenders the data and insights they need to better understand the assets they work with.

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Organise

Organise is a 500,000-strong worker-driven online network of people who support each other at work by providing the tools, support and confidence people need to improve their work lives.

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Grapeshot

Started in Cambridge, Grapeshot is a brand safety platform that helps marketers, publishers and media organisations target customers more accurately in any language and in real time, globally.

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Photonic Solutions

Originally established in 1999, Edinburgh-based Photonic Solutions distributes, installs and provides technical support of high powered, complex laser systems to the UK scientific and industrial market. Delivered by a team of highly qualified scientists, Photonic Solutions provides testing, modification, user training and servicing of equipment to its customers.

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Doctify

Doctify is a healthtech platform built by medics for healthcare providers, doctors and patients.

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FA Bio (formerly Fungi Alert)

FA Bio is developing sustainable farming solutions that can replace or enhance chemical inputs. Based at Rothamsted Research Centre in Harpenden, FA Bio is using a unique microbial sampling technology that selectively collects samples from fields and uses them to derive potential bio-products.

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Active Partners

Active Partners: A Funder’s experience of raising an Enterprise Capital Fund with British Business Bank

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Carwow

Carwow had grown from a team of two to five employees with some angel funding, but they knew that they needed institutional backing to improve the service and grow the business into a nationally recognised brand.

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Heck Foods

Heck Foods is a family-run premium sausage maker, which was founded by Yorkshire farmers Andrew and Debbie Keeble in 2012. Heck’s brands are sold throughout the UK in Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons, Booths and Waitrose, and via its own website.