Case studies

First natural brands

Sweet smell of international success for First Natural Brands after Santander funding

Established in 2007, First Natural Brands Ltd (FNB) is a market leading UK developer, manufacturer and seller of 100% natural essential oils and wellbeing products.

Hobbledown

Hobbledown’s adventure set to continue with West London expansion plans​

Kidspace Adventure Holdings (KAHL) operates Hobbledown in Epsom, a 35 acre adventure park and zoo. They're currently developing a second Hobbledown on a 117 acre site in Hounslow.

Kindred logo

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.

RB Healthcare

It’s care for the community following a move to Santander

Established in 2005, RB Healthcare is a family run pharmacy business with strong ethics, serving the local community, while also offering a nationwide service through their online pharmacy.

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.

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.

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.

Redsquid

Redsquid reels in new acquisition after landing funding

Established in 2006 Redsquid was started by entrepreneurs Sohin Raithatha and Vince Mignacca.

MarineGuard

Full speed ahead for MarineGuard Systems’ growth

Founded in 1998, design, develop and install marine security systems for superyachts and offshore facilities around the world.

Pedals power ambitious growth for Whyte Bikes

Founded in 1999, Whyte Bikes design and run their sales operation from their UK office in East Sussex, employing 25 people.