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Welcome to Growing Business Intelligence, a one-stop hub of practical advice, information and resources to help your business grow.

No matter what size your business is, we are here to support you with a range of essential tools and guides.

Market Insights & Interviews

Chris Forbes, Cheeky Panda

Chris Forbes, Cheeky Panda

Panic buying during lockdown has turbo-charged the demand for Cheeky Panda's bamboo toilet paper and enabled it to triple the size of its workforce. Co-Founder Chris Forbes explains how his eco-friendly business is reaching new heights.

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Guy Schanschieff, Bambino Mio

Guy Schanschieff, Bambino Mio

Great business ideas can come from anywhere, as Guy Schanschieff and his wife Jo discovered on a round-the-world trip before setting up Bambino Mio, which makes reusable nappies and has a turnover of £13 million.

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Anthony Karibian, bOnline

Anthony Karibian, bOnline

A full scale pivot into VoIP phone systems has paid off for Anthony Karibian, CEO and Founder of bOnline, which now provides VoIP telephony services to more than 7,000 small firms in the UK and won a Smaller Company of the Year category in the 2020 Growing Business Awards.

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Upcoming Events

Honouring the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses Awards ceremony: 25 November 2020, JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, London

The Growing Business Awards are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. Now entering their 22nd year we celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs - these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

Transforming the finance function in growing businesses 10th December 2020, Virtual Event

Finance Leaders’ Summit is back for its 6th year. This year the event will focus on operational and strategic aspects of the finance function in growing businesses.

This Summit is a must-attend event for all Chief Financial Officers and Finance Directors who would like to understand the changing role of the finance function within growing businesses in the UK, including the pressing questions of funding options, new availability of innovative technology, financial risks, maximising value for exit and digital transformation to name few.

Investor view

Organic Growth Masterclass: Knjaz Miloš, backed by Mid Europa

Organic Growth Masterclass: Knjaz Miloš, backed by Mid Europa

Filip Kisdobranski, Operating Executive of private equity firm Mid Europa, explains how new product development helped their portfolio drinks business Knjaz Miloš deliver organic growth.
Organic Growth Masterclass: Avira, backed by Investcorp

Organic Growth Masterclass: Avira, backed by Investcorp

Gilbert Kamieniecky, Managing Director of private equity firm Investcorp, explains how their cybersecurity portfolio firm Avira achieved organic growth success.
Organic Growth Masterclass: WIT Fitness, backed by VGC Partners

Organic Growth Masterclass: WIT Fitness, backed by VGC Partners

Andrew Lister, Partner at VGC, explains how WIT followed a four-point strategy to accelerate its growth.

Industry spotlight

bOnline wins a Smaller Company category in 2020 Growing Business Awards

bOnline wins a Smaller Company category in 2020 Growing Business Awards

Congratulations to telephony services provider bOnline, which has won the Smaller Company of the Year (turnover up to £10m) category in the 2020 Growing Business Awards.
Congratulations to all the winners of 23rd annual Growing Business Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of 23rd annual Growing Business Awards 2020

Many congratulations to all the winners of our 2020 Growing Business Awards. We are absolutely delighted to be able to celebrate your outstanding achievements in such a extraordinary and unusual year.
What the Judges said about the winners of the Growing Business Awards

What the Judges said about the winners of the Growing Business Awards

Our judges were extremely impressed by the quality of entries to the 2020 Growing Business Awards, with every category bursting with exciting, vibrant businesses.

Growing Business Intelligence Webinars

In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to learn best practise from other entrepreneurial businesses and market experts. We’ve interviewed some fascinating people who share their thoughts and experiences here.

Friday Nov 27 2020

Planning for the Future in the Face of Technological Advancement

What to watch & download

Growth Tactics for Market Penetration

9 Best Practice Sales Campaigns for Turbulent Times...🙌

Covid-19 Global Survey: Inside business- impacts and responses

ACCA's global research with over 10,000 finance professionals identifies a wide range of business and financial challenges facing organisations of all sizes and across all sectors

Coronavirus government support for businesses

We know things are uncertain at the moment, so we want to reassure you what we’re here to help you. On top of any financial support you might need, the Government has launched a range of temporary measures to support your business through this period of disruption caused by coronavirus

CCB Business support brochure

Coronavirus - support for businesses. This document outlines some of the support available to you and your business to ensure you’re well prepared for now and the future. Coronavirus – All. Together. Now. It’s clear that coronavirus has everyone feeling on edge and uncertain at the moment.

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