Case studies

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Children’s nursery group ramps up acquisition strategy with Santander funding

Headquartered in Kettering, Kindred Education is a family of day nurseries and pre-schools. Founded in 2015, Kindred Education's portfolio includes 21 Kindred nurseries located in Greater London, Essex, Salisbury and Bournemouth.

Clearspring

Clearspring cooks up global expansion plans with Santander funding

Established in 1993, Clearspring is an independent, family-owned company that sells authentic Japanese and organic fine foods.

MICC Group

Mineral Insulated Cable Company ties up export expansion plans with Santander funding

Mineral Insulated Cable Company (MICC) Limited, based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, is one of just ten companies globally to manufacture mineral insulated cables.

Pure Cremation

Cremation business in management buyout following funding

Founded in 2015 by Bryan and Catherine Powell, Pure Cremation is the UK’s leading independent provider of direct cremation services.

Spaceright

Spaceright Group equipped and ready to explore and expand

Spaceright has been manufacturing education and office products for a century. With a global reach, they supply products to educational wholesalers, commercial dealers, retail operators and export distributors across both the UK and internationally.

Fresh Relevance

Fresh Relevance optimised and ready to target growth

Founded in 2013, Fresh Relevance provides businesses with a versatile personalisation and decision engine, to help them improve online sales conversions, customer value and retention across channels.

Wave Direct

Hot tub company makes waves to reach international waters

Trading since 2017, Wave Direct import leisure products, including hot tubs and jacuzzis, from China which they then sell to the UK and Europe.

Clever Clogs

It pays to be Clever Clogs following latest acquisition deal

Opened in 2007, Clever Clogs operates two children's nurseries in the North East of England, with both sites being rated outstanding by education regulator, Ofsted.

Troo listens to their gut to land their first international trade deal

Founded in 2015, owners Helenor and Mike cooked up Troo in their kitchen. Troo produce a range of low sugar and gut healthy granola, porridge and inulin syrup.

S&E Group switches gears with funding to address rapid growth and expansion

Established in 1985 by Michael Smith, S&E Group comprises of Michael Smith Switchgear Ltd (MSSL), AVW Fabrications Ltd and Power Quality Systems Ltd.