- Nominations for the UK Private Business Awards 2017 are now open until Friday 24 March 2017
- The deadline for submission forms is Wednesday 3 May 2017
- UK Private Business Awards 2017 will take place on Thursday 14 September 2017
- Click here to see key dates for UK Private Business Awards 2017
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“I'm Brian Henderson and I’m delighted to be the PwC partner sponsor for the UK Private Business Awards, which is now in
its seventh year and continues to celebrate this critical part of our
While PwC is probably better known for working with the world’s largest companies, there’s another part of our firm that’s just as important to us and even more important to our clients. More than 25% of our business comes from advising privately owned companies, their owners and their families, so it is a critical part of our work that we are passionate about.
Over the last six years of the awards, I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting many of the nominees, short listed companies
and winners and I am still blown away by the passion, dynamism
and stories behind the entrepreneurs and companies I have met.
From start-ups to iconic global companies and from social enterprises to family businesses, the talent, innovation and hunger to succeed amongst the UK’s private business community is unrivalled. PwC’s Private Business team continues to be well placed to support you and the market as a whole with our breadth of experience and our expertise in the sector.”
BGF is the UK’s most active investor of growth capital in smaller and medium sized businesses, and is ranked the seventh most active investor in the world. BGF has so far invested in excess of £1.1bn across 165 companies, including manufacturers, retailers, leisure groups, technology businesses and more.
BGF typically makes initial investments of between £2m and £10m and can provide further funding to support growth. These investments fund
a variety of business plans from increasing working capital to making
a strategic acquisition, and can also provide equity release for existing shareholders. BGF provides practical and strategic support to the businesses it backs through its infrastructure and network of board
level executives. With nine offices in the UK, BGF employs a team
of 70 investors.
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As one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups, we offer a distinct perspective that makes a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.
We provide independent advice on M&A, strategy and financing, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments, worldwide.
As a family-controlled business we have always been driven by the Rothschild family motto ‘Concordia, Integritas, Industria’ (‘Harmony, Integrity, Industry’). These values remain at the heart of our guiding principles on how we do business to this day.
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Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation. we act co-operatively, which means we are owned by our UK investors, who want to be part of a fairer world. We use their collective investment of £37m to provide finance to fair trade farmers and handcraft makers across the globe.
Our loans and credit facilities ensure that farmers are paid on time for their crops.
Our finance helps handcraft organisations to buy raw materials, and enables co-operatives to pre-finance orders from their overseas buyers. From a head office based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with support of in-country colleagues, Shared Interest reaches almost 400 organisations in over 59 countries.
Our finance supports Fairtrade products such as coffee, fresh fruit, nuts, and cocoa, as well as handcrafts such as weaved baskets and furniture.
Our work is not just about providing finance on fair terms. The fair trade organisations we finance say that, thanks to our supporters, they have helped transform their communities.
“Thanks to Shared Interest, we can work together to create livelihoods and make dreams a reality all over the world.” Chino Henriquez, General Manager, Apicoop, Chile.
The go-to corporate finance adviser for UK lower-mid market* private companies.
Corbett Keeling Corporate Finance works with owners of private companies to plan for a sale of their business and execute that when the time comes at maximum value and minimum risk. We aim to achieve final sale values significantly above initial expectations – in our last seven transactions, the lowest value increase we achieved was 34%, and the highest 75%. We are able to do this through pre-sale planning, up to five years prior to sale, and during the sale process itself. Through both phases, our industry sector specialists, our international network of corporate finance advisers and our relationship with financial investors are key components of our success.
All private companies eventually change ownership and it pays to plan ahead, putting measures in place to increase your value pre-sale. We would be delighted to discuss the range of options available to you on a fully confidential and complimentary basis. In the first instance, please call us on 020 7626 6266 to speak to our founder and Chairman Jim Keeling or his colleague and Managing Director Matt Dixon, or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. They will be delighted to explain how we might help.
*We define the “lower-mid market” as comprising companies valued at £10–100 million.
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity.
Our team of 37 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of our markets we look for established businesses with the potential to grow in value assisted by our capital and our experience.
We have a strong focus on change of ownership deals and aim to invest between €25 million and €125 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values of between €50 million and €300 million.
Recent investments in the UK have included:
- ChartCo – supplier of digital navigation and voyage compliance services to the marine industry
Gaucho – restaurant group focused on Argentinian cuisine
UK Power Reserve – developer and operator of flexible power generation
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