Private equity and venture capital fundraising hit €109 billion, up 6% in 2019, and the highest total over a decade, according to new data from Invest Europe. In parallel, the total equity amount invested in European companies increased 10% year-on-year to €94 billion in 2019, the highest level on investment ever recorded. Invest Europe, the […]
Posted on 18th May 2020 .
In the first application for Hikrobot in the UK, global fashion brand, Superdry, is leveraging the flexibility of intelligent mini-robot carriers to transform order picking and put-away at its UK hub – just part of a phased roll-out of goods-to-person robotics that will boost productivity across its international network of multi-channel fulfilment centres. Superdry is […]
Posted on 18th May 2020 in scaleupspotlight.
In the first edition of the High-Growth in London report, published back by Beauhurst in March of 2019, they noted the extent to which ‘London-based companies dominate the UKs high-growth scene’. Back then, 30% of ambitious UK companies had grown in the Capital, and had collectively secured 54% of all UK equity fundraising since 2011. […]
Posted on 18th May 2020 in Scale Up.
37 per cent of companies have made members of their IT staff redundant or placed them on furlough schemes, according to global research commissioned by Leonne International, the private equity firm. Out of 1,116 business decision makers from the UK, US, France and Germany surveyed by independent polling agency Censuswide, 418 admitted to removing IT staff since […]
Originally featured on the Starling Bank blog. For more information on the support Starling are offering their customers, click here. More financial support is on the way for SMEs and startups that focus on innovation and research. What is on offer, who can access it and when does it start? Financial journalist Rachael Revesz finds out more. […]
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On 30 May 2019, Paul Lees was one of 14 of the UK’s most committed supporters of entrepreneurship inducted into the Great British Entrepreneurs Champions Hall of Fame in association with NatWest and JD&Co, a brand new initiative led by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. In a special issue of the Great British Entrepreneurs magazine, Team GBEA […]
At one point, says Chieu Cao, co-founder of Perkbox, “we had been forced to pivot, and were running out of money. “ Today, Perkbox boasts 190 employees, there are 500,000 employees using its platform across 9,000 companies, and it recently won the Smith and Williamson scale-up business of the year at the National Business Awards […]
Posted on 20th February 2018 in scaleupstories.