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Bidright UK
  • advanced
London Consultants: 4

Bidright provides end-to-end bidding and associated contract readiness services to a range of organisations, from large companies turning over £50m+ through to small and medium size enterprises (S

Blue Sky Corporate Finance
  • breakthrough
  • advanced
West Midlands Consultants: 3

Blue Sky Corporate Finance offers a wide range of services to help assist business managers with investment readiness, including:

  • Mentoring of key individuals to help them understand the key issues and processes.  Whilst many business managers are strong commercially, they sometimes require an understanding of the wide range of financial solutions available.
  • Assistance with establishment of appropriate financial systems and controls for businesses. This will include reviewing current systems and management reporting, bringing information up to date and recommending possible new alternatives.
  • Preparation and advice relating to business plans, financial forecasts and investment models.  In particular the review of key assumptions, honest and objective input to business plan and help/assistance in identifying, mitigating and addressing key risk factors for the business.
  • Assistance when required in the introduction to and management of other respected professional advisors eg legal advisors.
  • Working with the owner/management team to identify; understand and to approach one or more of the many types of finance providers in the market today. Including (as appropriate) grant providers, equity investors, crowd-funders, debt providers (including the peer-to-peer market lenders), Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), alternative finance providers and high net-worth investors.
South West Consultants: 3

At the heart of BBRC is a public/private/social partnership seeking to help local people, companies and institutions in the West of England to work together to improve their lives and to encourage

London Consultants: 6

Investing for Good and Buzzacott are working in partnership to better meet the needs of mature VCSEs across the UK, who can benefit from access to the complementary skills and long history of VCSE engagement of two sector-focused firms to meet investment readiness and capital raising needs.

CAN Invest
  • breakthrough
London Consultants: 6

CAN has experience of being both an investor and investee. As a result, we have valuable expertise, knowledge and partner networks that are necessary in supporting organisations to attract investment and become longstanding sustainable businesses.

Yorkshire and the Humber Consultants: 4

All of our staff are fully qualified but more importantly have all run their own enerprises - we have been there and done it!

  • breakthrough
  • advanced
London Consultants: 3

ClearlySo is a financial intermediary, advising high impact businesses and charities on raising capital. We provide corporate finance and financial advisory services to organisations with capital raising ambitions of over £250k. Founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped over 50 clients raise in excess of £60m.

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