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Mandy Tucker, Startup Culture Code

Mandy Tucker, Startup Culture Code

Mandy Tucker, a coach with more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate technology leader and founder of the Startup Culture Code framework, shares her insights on how founders and small businesses can scale more effectively and build the right company culture from day one.

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Gavin Tew & Lawrence Hargreaves, Source Group International

Gavin Tew & Lawrence Hargreaves, Source Group International

GBI catches up with Gavin Tew and Lawrence Hargreaves, the co-founders of staffing business and 2021 Growing Business Awards winner Source Group International (SGI), to discuss the ongoing progress of the company and its unrelenting focus on nurturing its own talent.

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Todd Davison, Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance

Todd Davison, Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance

Todd Davison, managing director of specialist insurance provider Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance, talks to GBI about how the company can help small business owners, how it measures success, how it plans on financing its growth in the coming years, and more.

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Investor View

Investor Profile: Revaia

Investor Profile: Revaia

Growing Business Intelligence talks to Alice Albizzati, co-founder and partner at pan-European growth investor Revaia, about the firm’s investment approach and its recently unveiled board representation initiative, which aims to introduce more diversity and operational expertise to the governance of VC-backed companies.
Organic Growth Masterclass: Bright Network, backed by Maven Capital Partners

Organic Growth Masterclass: Bright Network, backed by Maven Capital Partners

Following four years of strong growth with the backing of Maven Capital Partners, technology recruitment platform Bright Network is looking to maintain momentum with more members and an international launch. GBI catches up with founder and CEO James Uffindell to discuss the company's recent journey
Investor Profile: Octopus Ventures

Investor Profile: Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures is among the UK’s busiest venture and growth capital investors. GBI sits down with partner Malcolm Ferguson to discuss the firm’s origination process, value-add strategy, and its views on the current venture landscape.

Upcoming Events

The 25th annual Growing Business Awards are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. Now entering their 24th year we celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs - these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, numerous categories and a finely-honed judging process have ensured the Growing Business Awards have made a name for themselves as a leading judge of past, current and future entrepreneurial success.

Transforming the finance function in growing businesses 26th April 2022, London.

The Finance Leaders’ Summit is back for its 8th 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.

Industry Spotlight

RobinGood wins latest Alantra ScaleUp programme

RobinGood wins latest Alantra ScaleUp programme

Artisanal snacks company RobinGood has emerged as the winner of the latest Alantra ScaleUp programme, a pro bono initiative for companies with high growth potential.
Cornerstone VC raises £20m for diversity-focused tech fund

Cornerstone VC raises £20m for diversity-focused tech fund

New investor Cornerstone VC has held a first close on £20m for its first fund, which aims to back UK entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.
Growing Business Awards: recruitment and talent management top list of challenges

Growing Business Awards: recruitment and talent management top list of challenges

Nearly half of the finalists in the 2022 Growing Business Awards have cited recruitment and the management of existing talent as the greatest challenge facing their business over the coming 12 months - far exceeding other concerns including rising costs, macroeconomic turmoil and scaling-up challenges.

What to Watch & Download

Measuring the contribution of private equity and venture capital to the UK economy

Read a BVCA-commissioned report, produced by EY, which shows how private equity- and venture capital-backed businesses employed 1.9 million workers, collectively earning £58bn, as of 2021.

How I Grew My Brand podcast: Will Butler-Adams, CEO of Brompton Bikes

Piper's How I Grew My Brand podcast looks at how Will Butler-Adams quietly built an iconic global bike brand.

Navigating the just transition

Michele Giddens, co-CEO at Bridges Fund Management and Sharon Johnson, COO of AgilityEco speak with Real Deals about the just transition and how it is being used in practice.

Deloitte’s UK economic outlook (May 2022)

Deloitte's Debapratim De looks at what's on the cards for the UK economy, with a sharp squeeze on disposable incomes and geopolitical tensions expected to lead to volatile growth this year.

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