Uform Group To Expand Further Into UK Market

Uform Group To Expand Further Into UK Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Antrim-based kitchen door and component supplier Uform has secured a multimillion pound funding package from BGF and Danske Bank. BGF is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Uform is the fifth company in Northern Ireland to receive investment from BGF which has taken a minority shareholding in the business. Uform designs and paint finishes …

Bob & Berts Opens First Belfast City Centre Store

Bob & Berts Opens First Belfast City Centre Store

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Independent coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has opened its first Belfast city centre store in an investment worth £200,000. The 3,000 sq ft store based on Fountain Street will create 35 new jobs. Bob & Berts was founded in Portstewart in 2013 by Colin McClean, his brother in law, David Ferguson, joined the business in 2015.  The business, which …

BGF receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Innovation category

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

BGF, the most active investor for growing companies and entrepreneurs in the UK & Ireland, has received the prestigious honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. BGF is the first investment company to have received this honour. The Queen’s Awards are designed to celebrate outstanding achievement by UK businesses. BGF has been recognised for offering a …

Braidwater Receives Follow On Investment From BGF For Expansion Plans

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Derry-based housebuilder Braidwater has secured a multimillion pound follow on investment from BGF, the UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses. Braidwater became the first company in Northern Ireland to receive investment from BGF in November 2015. It has been designing and building high quality two to five bed family homes across Northern Ireland, with …

First Derivatives And BGF Support High-Growth Tech Company AuditComply

First Derivatives And BGF Support High-Growth Tech Company AuditComply

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A high-growth software company headquartered in Belfast has become the first business to benefit from technology and investment as part of the strategic partnership between First Derivatives and BGF. AuditComply will use the new funding from BGF and existing investors Clarendon/CoFundNI together with First Derivatives’ Kx technology to accelerate its growth. Founded by tech entrepreneur Kevin Donaghy, AuditComply provides enterprise …

BGF Unveils New Visual Identity

BGF Unveils New Visual Identity

Andrew Kelly Corporate

BGF has today launched its new visual identity as part of a brand refresh. The company, which is now the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, will stop using Business Growth Fund in favour of the shortened BGF to better accommodate its three areas of investment – BGF Growth, BGF Quoted and BGF Ventures. A new website www.bgf.co.uk also …

Bob & Berts Receives £2 Million Investment From BGF For Expansion Plans

Bob & Berts Receives £2 Million Investment From BGF For Expansion Plans

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Independent coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has become the third company in Northern Ireland to secure a major equity investment from BGF, the UK’s most active investor in small and mid-sized companies. The business, which is known for its distinctive style, quality offering and local community focused approach, has 16 coffee shops across Northern Ireland in locations including Coleraine, …

BGF (Business Growth Fund) said today that it has reached the milestone of investing £20m in Northern Ireland companies and confirmed that it is working on a pipeline of deals.

BGF Planning Further Investment in Northern Ireland Companies

Alastair Luke Corporate

BGF (Business Growth Fund) said today that it has reached the milestone of investing £20m in Northern Ireland companies and confirmed that it is working on a pipeline of deals. Its portfolio companies in Northern Ireland include Derry-based housebuilder Braidwater and recycling / waste management company RiverRidge Recycling. In addition to an initial investment of £10m in September, RiverRidge has …