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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

Tim Smeaton, Kubrick

Tim Smeaton, Kubrick

Spotting an opportunity to close the technology skills gap in the employment market was the inspiration for Tim Smeaton to co-found technology consulting firm Kubrick, which trains graduates and junior professionals for client projects.

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Carl Tomlinson, virtual FD at vfdnet

Carl Tomlinson, virtual FD at vfdnet

Hiring a virtual Finance Director can enable ambitious SMEs to access expertise that they would not otherwise be able to afford, says Carl Tomlinson, a member of vfdnet, a network of virtual Finance Directors.

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Matt Barker, MPB

Matt Barker, MPB

Turning a hobby into a full-time business can be a challenge but Matt Barker has managed to turn his love of photography into MPB, a hugely successful online trading platform for used photographic and video equipment which has revenues of £65 million.

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Upcoming Events

Honouring the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses Awards ceremony: 24th November 2021, 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 23rd 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 28th April 2022, London.

The Finance Leaders’ Summit is back for its 7th year. This year the event makes a return as an in-person event focused on operational, technological and strategic aspects of the finance function in growing businesses.

Our 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 as well as get to grips with new and increased technology use, cybersecurity and financial risk, employee engagement and team collaboration to name a few.

Investor view

Organic Growth Masterclass: InPost, backed by Advent International

Organic Growth Masterclass: InPost, backed by Advent International

Increased accessibility, new management and marketing have delivered organic growth at Polish parcel business InPost, says Nick Rose, managing director of Advent International.
Organic Growth Masterclass: The Reefer Group, backed by Miura Partners

Organic Growth Masterclass: The Reefer Group, backed by Miura Partners

Innovation around sustainability and ESG is one of the factors that have driven organic growth at semi-trailer business The Reefer Group, says Ignacio Moro, Investment Director of Miura Partners.
Organic Growth Masterclass: Binding Site, backed by Nordic Capital

Organic Growth Masterclass: Binding Site, backed by Nordic Capital

Upgrading the management team, expanding into new markets and driving innovation has enabled organic growth at specialty diagnostic company Binding Site, says Jonas Agnblad, Nordic Capital Partner & Co-head of Healthcare.

Industry spotlight

Help us find the UK’s best service providers

Help us find the UK’s best service providers

If you think you have found a service provider that really delivers, we want to hear about it.
GROWING BUSINESS AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

GROWING BUSINESS AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Many congratulations to all the finalists of the 2021 Growing Business Awards
SME LEADERS 20 WINNERS

SME LEADERS 20 WINNERS

We are delighted to announce the winners of our SME Leaders 20, an elite leaderboard of excellence run in association with Azets, the UK’s largest regional SME accounting and business advisory firm.

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 Jan 29 2021

Mental Health – You and Your Team

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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