6 April 2022

JamJar Investments raises £100m fund to back a new generation of challenger brands

London, UK – British VC JamJar Investments has raised a fund of over £100m from institutional investors, founders and via a crowdfund to expand their ability to back early-stage consumer brands across the UK and Europe. This includes a cornerstone commitment of £48m from the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds (ECF) programme, making JamJar […]

30 March 2022

Majority of smaller businesses don’t understand ‘carbon jargon’, new British Business Bank research reveals

The majority of smaller businesses[1] in the UK don’t understand how common environmental terms such as ‘net zero’, ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘carbon footprint’ apply to their businesses, according to new research commissioned by the British Business Bank. The Opinium survey of 1,000 senior decision makers in smaller businesses found more than half (54%) believe the […]

2 March 2022

Sure Valley Ventures launches £95m UK Software Venture Capital Fund with £50m investment from the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds programme

Sure Valley plans to expand its London and Cambridge presence with a new office in Manchester to invest in disruptive software innovation across the UK. Lord Gerry Grimstone, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, endorses Sure Valley Ventures’ plans to increase investment into […]

10 February 2022

Patrick Magee to stand down as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director of the British Business Bank in June 2022 after 10 years’ service

Patrick was appointed to the Shareholder Executive in June 2012 where he worked on the design and establishment of the British Business Bank.  He was made Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank in October 2014 at the time of the Bank’s establishment. In June 2017 he was made Chief Commercial Officer. Patrick […]

18 January 2022

British Business Bank announces partnership with RNIB

The new partnership will see British Business Bank and RNIB work together on a quality standard for recruitment, employees, and customers Braille, Audio and Large Print documents will be available across Start Up Loans materials British Business Bank one of the first to pass part one of the RNIB’s Visibly Better Employer Framework The British […]