Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II


Apr 5, 2024

Some great news for the North funding market this month with the launch of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II.   This is a fund of £660m covering the entire North of England including the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber and the whole of the North East.   Its’s purpose is…

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Apr 5, 2024

Data has been released on 2023 levels of equity raised for UK companies, with all data and graphs produced by MarktoMarket, the data platform and marketplace providing intelligence to those operating in the SME markets. 

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Elon Musk – Book Review

Apr 5, 2024

This months review is is the excellent book ‘Elon Musk’ by Walter Isaacson who had unparalleled access to Musk, his people, his family and his companies for 2 years, and tells of his amazing work ethic and achievements to date.

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The Americans are Coming

Mar 5, 2024

There have been a lot of recent press comment on US firms buying up UK tech businesses, and this has certainly been the case. This has also been helped by the exchange rate making UK businesses more affordable to overseas buyers.  However, putting technology as a sector to one side,…

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The Diary of a CEO Book Review

Mar 5, 2024

This is a book review of ‘The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Laws of Business & Life’ by Steven Bartlett.  Despite still only being 31, he seems to be around for a long time and has achieved a great deal.  Steven Bartlett Background He has founded and co-founded a…

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Warren Buffett Annual Letter

Mar 5, 2024

Earlier this week, arguably the world’s greatest investor, Warren Buffett, sent out his all-important annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. This is something he has been doing since 1965 and these letters are seen as must-reading for investors around the world.  The first item that Buffett covered was…

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Management in 10 Words

Jan 18, 2024

Leahy breaks down management into 10 key words providing examples and learnings for each word, both in Tesco and in the wider business community. it is not a book purely about Tesco, and the learnings can be used in each and every business out there. 

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Financial Due Diligence

Dec 4, 2023

Ultimately what you are trying to achieve in a financial due diligence exercise is to verify the financial information provided and to assess the underlying performance of the business.

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Lessons from the Entrepreneurs Convention – Part 2

Dec 1, 2023

I recently attended an event with some great entrepreneurial speakers and lots of updates and lessons in the world of business. 

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