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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.
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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.
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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. Its aim is to promote private equity and venture capital to entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers by highlighting their impact on the global economy.
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ELITE
ELITE helps ambitious, growing businesses to scale up, structure for the next stages of growth and access capital. Created by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), ELITE provides companies with a structured programme addressing core challenges of growth and access to a global network of investors, advisers and peers.
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finnCap
finnCap advises ambitious growth companies, accesses capital and promotes their stories across public and private markets. Using our expertise, we shape your company and products into an effective investment story. We are the largest advisor to ambitious growth companies and No.1 broker on AIM.
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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 largest in Europe.
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Peer-to-Peer Finance Association
The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) is the UK’s self-regulatory body for peer-to-peer lending. Its aim is to represent the industry among policy-makers and promote high-standards among its members.
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ScaleUp Institute
The ScaleUp Institute is a private sector, not-for-profit organisation focused on making the UK the best place in the world to scale a business. The Institute produces detailed research working closely with policy makers, corporates, financiers, researchers, educators, business groups and Government at a national and local level.
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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.
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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.
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UK Crowdfunding Association
The UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) promotes crowdfunding platforms, their investors and clients in the UK. It champions the competition created by crowdfunding platforms as a valuable way for people, businesses and ventures to raise funds.
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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. UKEF works with banks and other financial institutions to support companies of all sizes across all sectors.
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UK Finance
UK Finance is a trade association for the UK 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.
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Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency. It’s a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. Its remit is to improve the Scottish economy, in part by accelerating business growth through infrastructure and business support.
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Business Wales
Business Wales is a free service for businesses looking to start up and grow. It offers support online and face-to-face in Wales across a range of regional centres. Its relationship managers and Growth Business Advisory help identify barriers to growth and outline solutions to these issues.
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Development Bank of Wales
The Development Bank of Wales exists to support the Welsh economy increasing the provision of finance across the country. It supports businesses through equity and debt finance and invests its own funds in eligible businesses.
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Invest NI
Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) provides support to businesses across Northern Ireland. As well as providing lots of information and advice, Invest NI also looks to help new and existing businesses grow and move into new markets.
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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 that look to drive economic growth within their local area. This LEP Network map allows you to search for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in your local area.
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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is a £400m fund which supports smaller businesses across the North of England through Microfinance, Debt Finance and Equity Finance. NPIF funding is drawn from several sources including UK Government, the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank.
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Midlands Engine Investment Fund
The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) is a £250m fund which provides Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of Concept and Equity Finance to smaller businesses within the Midlands. MEIF funding is drawn from several sources including the UK Government, the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank.
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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF) is a £40m investment Fund which supports smaller businesses in the region through Debt Finance and Equity Finance. CIOSIF funding is drawn from several sources including UK Government and the European Regional Development Fund.
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Growth Hub Network
Growth Hubs combine public and private sector partners to 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.
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The Creative Industries Federation
The Creative Industries Federation is the membership body which represents and champions the UK's creative industries. Through its unique network of member organisations, influential policy and advocacy work and a UK-wide events programme the Federation supports the success of the fastest-growing sector in the UK.
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The National Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses (FSB)
FSB is a non-profit organisation for small businesses. It supports its members through a wide range of business services, including advice and financial expertise, in order to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Alongside its services, FSB also campaigns for change on behalf of UK businesses in Westminster.
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Intelligent Partnership
Intelligent Partnership creates research and insights for financial advisers and investors to help them deliver meaningful and rewarding investment options for their clients. It's also the company behind 100stories.co.uk, which showcases successful, growth-focused SMEs through compelling stories, alongside the Growth Investor Awards.
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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is a business organisation with around 190,000 members across the UK. CBI provides useful insight and network opportunities for members to help them grow their businesses. CBI also works with governments across the UK and overseas to shape policy decisions on behalf of its members.
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 150,000 Chartered Accountants. We provide insight and leadership to our members and to the global accountancy and finance profession.
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National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB)
The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is the UK’s largest independent trade body for more than 1600 commercial finance brokers and 140 lenders. The Association’s mission is to help UK SMEs prosper by ensuring its members are well resourced to channel funds from a range of lenders to a business.
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