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20 November 2015

Mimecast lists on NASDAQ

Mimecast, one of the businesses supported by funding through the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds programme, listed on NASDAQ yesterday. The company received £3m funding from British Business Bank partner Dawn Capital in 2008 – a difficult time for the economy during which such early-stage investment was hard to come by. The investment helped them to […]

18 November 2015

British Business Bank supports Edge Investments to deliver £40 million boost to Britain’s Creative Industries

The British Business Bank is supporting Edge Creative Enterprise Fund with £24 million of funding under its Enterprise Capital Funds programme. This takes the programme’s overall investment capacity to over £620m. Edge Investments, a leading creative industries investor, raised a £40m fund,  to invest in high growth companies in the creative industries.The new Edge Creative Enterprise Fund […]

16 November 2015

New report finds smaller businesses key to solving UK ‘Productivity Gap’

. As UK productivity levels have slowed, smaller businesses remain engines for growth, creating 60% of all private sector jobs and £1.6 trillion of revenue Increasing internationalisation and innovation among smaller businesses are key to helping close the productivity gap, fostering continued growth and job creation Encouraging domestically-focused UK SMEs to start or expand exporting […]