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Annual Reports and Accounts

British Business Investments – Annual Report 2023

Key highlights include:

  • 19 new portfolio commitments to new and existing partners at a total value of £386m
  • In its ninth year of operation, British Business Investments' cumulative commitments now exceeds £3.8bn
  • At 6.4% five year adjusted return on average captial employed, delivering pre-tax profit of £38.1m in 2022/2023
  • Support for more than 18,000 smaller businesses across the UK, more than 84% of which are outside London
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British Business Investments – Annual Report 2022

Key highlights include:

  • A record number of commitments to new and existing delivery partners – 20 in total, at a value of £350m
  • In its eighth year of operation, British Business Investments’ cumulative commitments reach almost £3.4bn
  • A strong returns performance, delivering pre-tax profit of £189.4m
  • Support for more than 24,000 smaller businesses across the UK, 85% of which are outside of London
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British Business Investments – Annual Report 2021

Key highlights include:

  • A record number of 18 commitments to new and existing delivery partners, totalling £473m
  • In its seventh year of operation, cumulative commitments are up 19% year-on-year to over £3bn
  • Support for almost 30,000 smaller businesses across the UK, 85% of which are outside of London
  • A strong returns performance, delivering pre-tax profit of £107.4m
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British Business Investments – Annual Report 2020

Key highlights include:

  • A record year of 15 commitments totalling £547m, including to nine new delivery partners
  • In its sixth year of operation, cumulative commitments are up 26% year-on-year to over £2.5bn
  • British Business Investments is supporting more than 37,000 small and medium sized businesses across the UK, an increase of nearly 9% year-on-year
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British Business Investments Annual Report 2019

Key highlights for 2018/19 include:

  • A gross annual income of £82m generated, delivering a pre-tax profit of  £71m– an increase of 4.4% on 2017/18
  • A gross return on average capital employed for the year of 6.5%, or 5.6% net of costs, ahead of benchmarks of 5.6% and 5.0% respectively
  • Supporting over 34,000 small and medium sized business (SMEs) across the UK as at 31 March 2019, an increase of 28% on 31 March 2018
  • At 31 March 2019, British Business Investments had invested £1.1bn through 46 portfolio investments.
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British Business Investments Annual Report 2018

Key highlights for 2017-18 include:

  • A gross annual income of £76.2m generated, delivering a pre-tax profit of £67.9m – an increase of 23% on 2016/17
  • A gross return on average capital employed for the year of 7.0%, or 6.2% net of costs, both ahead of benchmarks of 5.6% and 5.0% respectively
  • Supporting nearly 27,000 business across the UK as at 31 March 2018, an increase of 51% on 31 March 2017
  • British Business Investments currently has £1.2bn invested, alongside £9.1bn of private sector capital, across 58 investment partners
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