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.

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.

Hargreaves

Hargreaves further develops its growth with support from Santander

Founded in 1994, Hargreaves Services is an AIM (Alternative Investment Market) listed diversified group delivering services to the industrial and property sectors, supporting a range of key industries globally.

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.

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.

Redsquid

Redsquid reels in new acquisition after landing funding

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

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.