Growth Funding


Business Growth Fund invests £1.25 million in data aggregation firm

Collision Management Systems will invest the funds in accelerating its market expansion.


Business finance provider Liberis secures £57.5 million for growth

London-based finance provider Liberis will use cash injection to expand its product offering.

Alternative Finance for Business

Funding Options: A scale-up journey with the Bank Referral Scheme

Funding Options is one of the three alternative finance platforms selected by HM Treasury as part of the Bank Referral Scheme, to help businesses secure funding when they’re unsuccessful with the major banks. CEO Conrad Ford takes a look at the impact this scheme has had in six months since its launch.

Alternative Finance for Business

How to finance working capital

Working capital finance can help release money tied up in invoices and other assets to help keep your business on the growth path. Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford explains

Alternative Finance for Business

How to seek alternative finance

What to look out for when seeking non-bank funding, and how to maximise your chances of getting funded.|What to look out for when seeking non-bank funding, and how to maximise your chances of getting funded.

Financial Management

Where to find cash to grow your business

If you have never dipped a toe into the waters of alternative funding, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here's a starter's guide 


Business Growth Fund ploughs £3.2m into Environmental Essentials

Funding boost for asbestos management services provider.


Gousto raises £9m with backing of Business Growth Fund and MMC Ventures

Angel Co-Fund and Unilever Ventures also contribute as recipe box delivery company takes total funding to £20m


Artsper.com raises €1.2m in funding round

Website for buying contemporary art covers more than 400 galleries.


Tech investor Highland Europe launches $332m fund

Highland Europe II will be used for investment in rapidly-emerging European growth-stage tech companies.


Maiden listed company investment for Business Growth Fund

Alternative Investment Market-listed carpet business Victoria has become the first public company to be backed by the £2.5 billion bank-backed Business Growth Fund.

Growth Planning

Untapped strength: How SMEs can unlock balance sheets to finance growth 

Adrian Sainsbury, CEO of the commercial division of Close Brothers, explores asset-based finance route and explains how the approach can be flexible for businesses.