BGF helps ambitious companies to think big and succeed. An established, independent company, we have an extraordinary team and £2.5bn to make long-term equity investments in early-stage, established and listed companies. BGF was established to help Britain’s growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered BGF.
Business support available to you
Having worked closely with some of the top operators in the catering industry such as the CEO of McDonald’s and the MD of Cafe Nero. I am now offering my help to start up entrepreneurs and SME’s that are experiencing both positive and negative operational challenges.
How can I help?
- I can assist you in writing your business plan and overcoming the start-up minefield,
- Securing start up loans up to £25000 (per person),
- Coaching / Mentoring,
- Brand standards and positioning to launch franchising opportunities,
- Cost reductions
- Sales, sales.sales.
Most importantly I have been there and done it so will give you straight concise answers to the challenges you encounter.
The Business Support Bank offers free peer-to-peer advice and guidance on how to develop a business to recent start-ups and established businesses in the PO1-PO6 postcode area.
Due to the success of the pilot page, the support has been extended until They are currently offering mentoring and advice in:
- Business Planning
The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. The Trust can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.
Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax relief, including Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D), Remediation of Contaminated Land and the Patent Box. With over 12 years experience, they have identified over a quarter of a billion pounds in tax benefit for their clients to date. Average client benefit is £52k for Capital Allowances and £62k for R&D and the Patent Box!
Looking for somewhere to run your digital creative business from?
Cell Block Studios is located at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and provide a unique space for businesses to grow. Cell Block Studios offer a welcoming community that also promotes interaction and collaboration on projects between the varieties of businesses.
We were founded to support charities with loans that they couldn’t find elsewhere and to show people how their savings could be invested ethically and in ways that would make them happy.
If you’re looking for a loan to help further your social mission, you’re in the right place.
We lend to charities, social enterprises and other organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose.
City Eye exists to inspire and promote film and digital culture in the region and is supported by Southampton City Council.
Based in Southampton, we are here to support the community, arts organisations, individuals, emerging talent and established talent in the achievement of film-making goals. We achieve this through a wide range of projects and activities including our production work, our education offering and our screening programmes including Southampton Film Week.
Support organisations for film makers: http://www.city-eye.co.uk/links.html
We offer Company Coaching for SME’s.
We work with progressive leaders and challenge them to step up to deliver more value. These engagements are led by the company owner, CEO / MD or a Board Member. We have various frames we typically use with companies ranging from Vision and Purpose to Share Holder Value Enhancement, Sales and Leadership.
Typically, our clients see an ROI of between 10:1 and 20:1 when they work with us.
At Community Action IW we have a wide variety of tools, techniques and tips to help support you in raising income for your organisation. From assisting in project planning and development, setting up a budget and sourcing the right place to apply, we can support you in every step of your fundraising journey.
We can support you in identifying diverse ways of generating income to ensure you don’t have all your eggs in one basket. Ensuring your organisation has access and knowledge about a wide spectrum of funding sources including grants, contracts and trading.