Growth Planning

Steven George-Hilley, Centropy PR: ‘Putting humanity back into comms’

Centropy PR’s co-founder Steven George-Hilley on how the global Covid crisis has transformed PR and communications forever

Alternative Finance for Business

Top 20 CBILS lenders and what they charge in interest

Growth Business contacted 20 coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) lenders and asked them what they will charge in interest


Over 1,000 tech start-ups have gone bust since lockdown

Sharp acceleration in number of high-growth businesses filing for bankruptcy as short-term effects of government Covid-19 support wear off.


BGF primes £15bn National Recovery Fund to take stakes in businesses

Pension funds and insurers in talks with BGF to launch £15bn equity fund by Christmas


5 models for the start-up office of the future – how the office will change

Five years from now, how will we look back at 2020? Will we have grasped the opportunities that lie before us? David Mott questions the idea of the office and examines new models emerging in the start-up community


Three quarters of fintechs unhappy with level of government Covid support

Fintech founders urge government to loosen rules on state-backed investment schemes, which block fintechs from qualifying for EIS funding


Government should triple equity to invest in businesses to £30bn

Three former advisors to chancellors call on government to supercharge the amount of cash available to invest in high-growth businesses to £30bn

Growth Planning

5 must-dos to help your business emerge from Covid-19 stronger

Fight a knee-jerk response to making people redundant and instead invest in R&D and marketing, say experts at Venturers Club virtual roundtable


Bim Afolami calls for £15bn Recovery Fund for scale-ups

Conservative MP joins chorus calling for multi-billion recovery fund to help scale-ups escape post-Covid 19 debt mountain


5 of the best phone systems for your remote workers

With more firms working remotely, business owners are reviewing their phone systems. We talk you through some of the best ones around


What is the future of start-up funding post coronavirus?

Ciaran Hickey and Benjamin Simon of tech law firm Wiggin consider the options as start-ups face a tougher market for raising finance


BGF pitches £15bn growth fund for struggling businesses post-coronavirus

BGF joins growing number of finance elders calling for creation of public/private equity fund to invest in viable start-ups