Case studies

Funding helps university to keep aiming high

Established by royal charter in 1964, Lancaster University has over 18,000 students and employs in excess of 2,600 staff members.

Funds boost Doctor Memory to support growth

Established in 2012, Xum Enterprise trading as Doctor Memory, was set up by Dr Ali Bahraminasab to recycle, refurbish and manufacture memory RAM and circuit boards.

The iOutlet makes the right call with management buyout

Established by Matt Green and Liam James in 2012, The iOutlet has developed into a multi-channel retailer of refurbished or pre-owned phones, tablets and laptops.

Created in 2008 by owner Kelly Hooper, The Barn is a destination beauty salon offering a combination of a salon and spa in the countryside.

Signage specialist pivots business to win government contract

Wood & Wood International Signs Limited specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of signage to leading UK brands, across a variety of sectors and industries, both on a ‘one off’ basis and on-going contracts.

Double acquisition for pension specialist’s growing portfolio

Since 2009 Curtis Banks have continued to grow both organically and via acquisitions. Their specialist teams support clients to select the Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) of choice.

Smart choices see 15gifts reach new markets

Brighton based 15gifts is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) selling platform, which integrates with a company’s ecommerce website to provide a humanised guided selling experience.

Bookings open after funding gives hotel confidence for the future

Torquay Leisure Hotels Limited is a hotel and leisure group in South West England. They are the largest serviced accommodation provider in this region, employing over 400 staff across a range of sites and hotels.

A perfect pairing to feed international growth

As a privately owned, family run business established in 2003, Smylies is one of the UK`s leading exporters of food and drink produce with a significant focus on British brands.

Ducati

Support for Ducati Manchester to ease Coronavirus impact

Like many UK businesses, Ducati Manchester have seen changes to the way they operate as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure they can operate normally, Santander has provided them a capital repayment holiday and a £200,000 CBILS overdraft.