Case studies

First natural brands

Sweet smell of international success for First Natural Brands after Santander funding

Established in 2007, First Natural Brands Ltd (FNB) is a market leading UK developer, manufacturer and seller of 100% natural essential oils and wellbeing products.

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Troy UK is set for strong growth plans following Santander funding

Established in 1986, Exeter headquartered Troy UK provides discounts to its members on a wide range of products from more than 400 suppliers.

Novati

Novati wastes no time targeting sustainable growth

Established in 2003, UK Waste Solutions operates two brands, Novati and Click Waste, which launched in September 2021.

Inglenook

It’s cheers all round for Inglenook Inns

Inglenook Inns operates a chain of pubs in the North West and Midlands, specialising in the takeover, refurbishment and management of distressed sites.

Hobbledown

Hobbledown’s adventure set to continue with West London expansion plans​

Kidspace Adventure Holdings (KAHL) operates Hobbledown in Epsom, a 35 acre adventure park and zoo. They're currently developing a second Hobbledown on a 117 acre site in Hounslow.

Moo free

It's sweet success for chocolate brand Moo Free

Established by Andrea and Mike Jessop in 2010 and is based in Devon. It produces vegan chocolate free-from dairy, gluten and soya.

STV Group PLC

STV turns to Santander with growth ambition in view

Based in Glasgow, STV is Scotland's leading broadcaster and distributor of digital media.

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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.

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.

Beechcroft Dental Care

It’s time to smile for Beechcroft Dental Care following Santander funding

Compromising of two practices, Beechcroft Dental Care Ltd and Olive Dental Practice Ltd, are well established family practices. Serving NHS patients, whilst also offering private dentistry.