Case studies

Pedals power ambitious growth for Whyte Bikes

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.

Vegware 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. Using renewable, lower carbon and recycled or ...

Planet X 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...

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.

Beauty salon revitalised with funding for online shop

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.

Safety first as Top Gear Consumables become one of the largest suppliers of PPE

Top Gear Consumables With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Top Gear Consumables are now one of the largest suppliers of consumable products across several industries including automotive and care. As well as manuf...

HK Wentworth cleans up to support their clients

Formed in 1941 and now represented in over 55 countries, HK Wentworth provide a range of products designed to service the electronics industry.

Crafter’s creative vision gets a cash boost

Crafter's Companion Sara Davies set up Crafter’s Companion in 2006. The youngest ever Dragon from the BBC’s Dragons Den, Sara Davies’ company supplies a wide range of paper and needlecraft accessories for budding creatives around the world.

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. Ducati Manchester was the UK’s first Ducati s...