Bridges Fund Management (formerly Bridges Ventures) is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investing, with offices in London and New York. The Bridges Sustainable Growth Funds invest in growth businesses that are helping to tackle some of our biggest social and environmental biggest challenges, supporting them to accelerate their commercial performance and deliver measurable positive impact. Bridges was founded in 2002 and has since raised over £900m to invest in impactful SMEs, properties and social sector organisations.
ECI is the UK’s leading growth-focused private equity firm. We invest in management buyouts and buyins for majority or minority equity investments in medium sized UK growth companies within the business & financial services, consumer, and TMT sectors. For more than 42 years we’ve invested across these sectors, gaining a wealth of experience in supporting high growth businesses. We typically invest £25m to £100m of equity in deals valued up to £200m. We believe in teamwork and collaboration, supporting ambitious management teams combining their knowledge and vision with our experience.
At ORESA, our mission is to enable founders and CEOs to realise their growth ambitions through strategy and people. We are the leading Consultancy and Executive Search firm for digital, retail and consumer businesses going through transformation or growth. The ORESA method analyses, structures and enhances your organisational strategy. Whether you are searching for the right leader or require a business evaluation to maximise your company’s performance, we can support you. Our measure of success is our clients’ growth and some of the clients we’ve helped include Groovy, Joules & The Dining Club Group.
As businesses strive to develop and grow in this rapidly changing world, they need the support of people they can trust. At Santander, we’re committed to building close and enduring relationships with each of our business customers, so that we understand how we can help you achieve your business ambitions. As well as supporting your business locally through a network of Corporate Business Centres and specialists in the UK, we have a strong international presence thanks to our extensive global network in major markets. So, whether the next step is to invest in a new growth area, consider an acquisition or break into an overseas market, we can help you get ahead.
Santander is a significant player in the UK banking market with a track record of supporting high growth businesses. We’re passionate about helping ambitious businesses fulfil their potential, with a wide range of solutions that will give you the support you need to accelerate your business growth. From thought leadership pieces, such as our Trailblazers research to more practical help such as finance for expansion or working capital, we can help turn your vision into a reality. Read more about our Trailblazers research here
Family Business United (‘FBU’) is an unparalleled rallying point and voice for the family business sector. Founded by Paul Andrews who has over 20 year’s experience of championing family firms across the UK it is an invaluable resource for family firms. FBU affords family business owners, directors and employees the opportunity to network, explore ways of dealing with specific issues and provides access to the best articles and insights from around the world. Innovative events, a bespoke magazine and an award-winning website plus an incredible presence on social media enhances their offering. Family firms are at the very heart of FBU, an organisation that really does put family business on the map.
Since 2003 The Supper Club have brought thousands of founders and CEO’s together to learn, connect and grow. Enabling them and their teams to overcome challenges, create value, and drive scale through practical peer group learning, timely connections and entrepreneurial insights. We do this at all stages of the entrepreneur lifecycle, from scale to sale and beyond.
The Supper Club is highly valued for the quality and diversity of its membership, event experiences and pro-active personal support. We bring the right members together at the right time to support each other in their journeys. By sharing their hard-learned lessons they help each other to make better decisions, quicker.