30 November 2017

British Business Investments commits £15m to Balderton’s new $375m fund

The investment is being made under its VC Catalyst programme, which has now made total commitments of around £120m to 11 venture capital funds since its inception in 2013. The VC Catalyst programme’s diversified portfolio includes life sciences, energy and resource efficiency across early and growth-stage technology businesses. Balderton’s latest fund has been raised from […]

23 November 2017

Budget 2017

Much of the increase in resourcing is due to the leading role the Bank is being asked to take in implementing an innovative package to increase patient capital in the UK. This derives from the recommendations of HM Treasury’s Patient Capital Review, which received expert support from an industry panel led by Sir Damon Buffini. […]

16 November 2017

Hidden Britain: Survey reveals 98% of people underestimate the scale of Small Businesses in the UK

British Business Bank launches ‘Small Wonders’ campaign Only 2% of respondents realise small businesses make up 99% of total UK businesses Four in five (81%) significantly underestimate the economic contribution small businesses make to the UK The British Business Bank has launched a campaign to highlight the contribution of small businesses – shining a light […]

9 November 2017

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund announces 100th investment from £400m fund

The investment, facilitated by NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, an NPIF product fund managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), is a co-investment deal alongside Catapult Cheshire Life Sciences Fund. Established in 2012, Microbiosensor is a University of Manchester spin-out company which develops disposable point-of-care medical devices for the early diagnosis of microbial infection. The company’s […]