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Success Stories

Hear how other UK businesses have used external finance to help reach their goals

Keep reading to hear from just a handful of the smaller businesses funded through our partners, with the support of British Business Investments’ programmes.

Investment Programme

Class 1 Vehicle Hire

Class 1 Vehicle Hire Ltd is an independent family vehicle and van hire company based in Larbert, near Falkirk, Scotland. It supplies vehicles on a daily, weekly, and monthly rental basis and has a fleet of nearly 300 vehicles.

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Regional Angels

Integrated Graphene

Integrated Graphene is an advanced material supplier that has invented, patented and commercialised a revolutionary design for a manufacturing process to produce a high-performing pure 3D graphene foam on any surface in seconds. As a capital intensive process, funding was needed to develop the new material and commercialise it, hire a team of technical and commercial experts, and to demonstrate scalability and performance.

Managed Funds

Yoto

Started in 2017, Yoto is an interactive audio player platform for kids. With big growth ambitions, it sought finance to scale its products, processes and systems and allow Yoto to expand internationally and to hire a world-class team.

Investment Programme

Complete Smiles

Complete Smiles is a start-up offering general, cosmetic and advanced dentistry. The business required finance from Kingsway to begin scaling up from an initial pilot, and to support growth. Started in 2021, it is in the process of opening a second dental practice to support current demand on services

FinTech

Fiji Homes and Properties Ltd

CrowdProperty backs SME businesses to build much-needed homes throughout Britain, with the majority of projects outside of London and the South East. Fiji Homes and Properties Ltd is a husband and wife development team, Dr Mayowa Oluwatosin and Dr Nkiru Oluwatosin, who have completed 15 previous projects, several of which have been supported by CrowdProperty.

Debt Funds

Eurotek Foundry Products Ltd

Formed in 1993, Eurotek’s headquarters are in Elland, West Yorkshire. Eurotek provides foundry additives, which help to prevent casting defects, and its product range covers most of the major additives required to form castings that foundries need.

Debt Funds

Alma Rail Ltd

Founded in 2007, Alma Rail provides track engineering services, including track inspections, repairs, installation of new track, track drainage, railway-related civil engineering and rail-related building work.

FinTech

Hook & Son

British Business Investments delivery partner FOLK2FOLK specialises in providing finance to underserved smaller businesses within regional areas of the UK.

Regional Angels

Smile Plastics

Smile Plastics is a material design and manufacturing house making supersized 100% recycled and 100% recyclable decorative panels for commercial and private interiors.

Debt Funds

Vyta Secure Ltd

Vyta provides secure IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services to clients throughout the UK & Ireland. Started in 2001 and originally based in Northern Ireland, it expanded to Dublin in 2008.

Investment Programme

Class 1 Vehicle Hire

Class 1 Vehicle Hire Ltd is an independent family vehicle and van hire company based in Larbert, near Falkirk, Scotland. It supplies vehicles on a daily, weekly, and monthly rental basis and has a fleet of nearly 300 vehicles.

Debt Funds

Butternut Box

Butternut Box is a direct to consumer fresh dog food subscription company based in the UK, Ireland & Netherlands. From its in-house production site in Bassetlaw, It manufactures and delivers a range of freshly cooked human grade meals, with a personalized dietary offering driven by its proprietary tech platform. It is the leading fresh pet food player in Europe.

Managed Funds

Beauty Pie

Beauty Pie is a beauty and wellness brand that gives its members access to owned products sourced from the world’s best labs at up to 70% off traditional retail prices.

Debt Funds

GTS Flexible Materials

GTS specialises in specialist adhesives and flexible materials, one use of which is in electric vehicle battery modules.

Debt Funds

Simfoni

Simfoni provides digital platforms that give its clients more visibility and control over their procurement activities.

FinTech

AutoLab Car Services

AutoLab is a team of highly skilled mechanics, fully qualified in all areas of vehicle servicing, repair, diagnostics and maintenance, and each with their own individual specialisms.

Investment Programme

3-SIXTY

3-SIXTY designs, produces and installs high quality graphics for retail and event spaces, using innovative ultraviolet/LED and dye sublimating technology. With help from Compass Business Finance, 3-SIXTY was able to boost its evolution with a range of new machinery.

Regional Angels

Elasmogen

Part of a cluster of biotech companies in Aberdeen, Elasmogen uses its bespoke technology platform to isolate innovative drugs for treating cancers and auto-immune diseases.

Regional Angels

Nova Pangaea Technologies

Nova Pangaea’s technology converts wood and crop residues into sustainable biocarbons, biopolymers, biochemicals and advanced biofuels, offering new sources of income for agricultural enterprises.