One thing people will tell you about working with us is that there will be no stone left unturned. From creative strategic thinking to finding funding, at each stage we commit to exploring every avenue that will help your enterprise reach its full potential, and make sure you make the right decisions.
This means you will learn what makes a venture successful, develop a thoroughly considered and effective long-term plan, and build up your personal networks based on the people who you work well with.
Between us, we literally have centuries of experience. So it goes without saying that we know a lot of people, and we’re in the business of connecting people who we know will work well together. Building relationships and finding money takes time; by connecting you to our networks, we can save you time and allow you to commit your energy to growing your business.
Finding investment isn’t just a box that needs ticking. It’s important to build investment relationships that have integrity, can stand the test of time, and work for everybody. We will work closely with your enterprise to be clear on your aspirations and vision, then apply our influence, experience and knowledge of trends and opportunities to provide investment solutions that will have everybody going home happy.
Whatever your vision may be, we will connect you to a variety of investment opportunities – from commercial investment, to philanthropy, to grants – and help you find what’s right for you. Then we offer a diverse range of expertise and experience to allow your enterprise to plan for the future, continue to grow and become profitable.
Working collaboratively with a partner gives you a greater opportunity to find funding that suits you, as well as opening avenues to build successful, long-lasting relationships and access wider networks. We can influence and facilitate relationships in our networks to form partnerships that will appeal to investors, and suit your business goals.
Social businesses, like social people, can work better when working together. Using our networks, we can help you find partnerships where there is synergy and the opportunity to collaborate. Not only does this make your venture more attractive to investors, but it opens opportunities to allow your bid to go further and allow your enterprise be more efficient, exciting and prosperous.
We offer access to high net worth individuals – such as social impact investors, grant funders and philanthropists – and can help to make sense of what they want and how you can provide it.
You never know where a good idea might come from. But when you’ve got one, it might be hard to see how you’re going to get it to the final stages. We work with you from day one, helping you refine your vision, by identifying your products and services, providing coaching through our leadership programmes and putting long-term planning in place to let you become a sustainable commercial enterprise.
We’ve seen it all over the years, from the disappointing flops to the unexpected triumphs. As such, we know a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. Replication isn’t about trying to be a carbon copy of another business. But with our combined histories of success, we can cherry pick from our previous ventures, taking the aspects of business models, ideas and strategies that will work best for you.
Working with us gives you the freedom to work on rather than just in your business, letting it reach its potential. We will instil a culture of productive, commercial thinking, help develop the correct growth strategies, and mentor you on business skills, teamwork, leadership, planning and management, until you’re ready to think long-term and become sustainable.