Case studies

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Based in Edinburgh, Vegware manufactures an extensive range of more than 300 plant-based catering disposables, all designed to be commercially composted with food waste.

Established over 25 years ago, Planet X manages the design, assembly and sale of bicycles, related parts and accessories. Their products are marketed under the own brand labels of Planet X, On-One and Titus, and are sold internationally from their head office in Rotherham.

Food supplier continues to flourish with funding

Cambridgeshire based Rose Produce is an importer, exporter and distributor of fresh produce, including a variety of both staple and exotic fruits, salads and vegetables from across the UK and Europe.

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.