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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shore group

Established in 2008, The Shore Group is a temporary labour hire business supplying workers in the rail, aviation, mechanical, electrical, construction, retail and telecoms sectors.

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.