Our Partners

Acorn Account

Acorn Account

Acorn Account is a trading style of Spectrum Card Services which is a registered agent of Spectrum Payment Services. It is an independent, FCA authorised company that has been providing current accounts and payment services since 2007. We are experts in providing accessible but highly functional current accounts not only for personal account customers, but for small businesses as well. With no credit checks, no branch visits or signatures required, we open accounts more quickly and with less fuss than the high street banks. We have opened 80,000 accounts and processed over £3 billion of customer's money. VISIT PARTNER
BFC Loan Finder

BFC Loan Finder

The Business Funding Club is the premier network connecting entrepreneurs, funders, and service providers. Our aim is to close the funding knowledge gap by educating entrepreneurs about their finance options and arming them with the tools to secure the capital they need to grow. BFC members gain access to exclusive events, showcase opportunities at our workshops, consultations, and FundingMatches.com, our online matching service for entrepreneurs and investors. Our annual flagship event, the Business Funding Show, is the only exhibition in the UK and EU dedicated exclusively to business finance. VISIT PARTNER
BizBritain Finance Ltd

BizBritain Finance Ltd

Founded in 2013 to focus on Start Up Loan delivery, BizBritain Finance has enabled over 1000 businesses to get started with their first finance arrangement and is building a strong reputation of being fast, accurate and consistent. We focus first and foremost on People Worth Backing, using judgemental lending techniques combined with technology to improve speed and productivity. This inspires confidence in business owners who want quick decisions, yet supportive response to enable finance to happen through improving investment readiness. Combined with low failure rates we increase confidence in lending money to business owners who will grow successful businesses and repay their debt.

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Business Money

Business Money

Bringing Business and Money together since 1993

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Business West

Business West

A not-for-profit company with 200 staff and a turnover of £10 million, we aim to make this area the best place to live and work. 21,000 businesses trust us to help them start and grow as well as lobby government on their behalf. Profits are reinvested back into the business in order to achieve our mission.

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Card One Banking

Card One Banking

Cardonebanking is an FCA authorised company that has been providing current accounts and since 2007. Current accounts are provided for personal and businesses customers. Accounts are opened more quickly and with less fuss than the high street banks. Cardonebanking has a client money turnover of c£100m per month, 20,000 live customers and receives c5,000 new applications per month. The business has agency banking arrangements with Barclays, is a member of the Current Account Switching Service and is on plan to have direct settlement arrangements with the BoE in 2019. 

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Clifton Wealth

Clifton Wealth

For Employers - Running a business is hard work. We have years of experience working closely with business owners across all areas of the financial life of their company. From corporate funding to employee benefits, each detail can be critical in the success of your enterprise.

For Individuals - With a dizzying array of financial products, our job is to make sure that we start by identifying your individual requirements. Whether insurance, investment or pensions, we develop, alongside you, a clear plan of action for you to achieve your objectives.

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Dunkley's Chartered Accountants

Dunkley's Chartered Accountants

Dunkley’s are recognised as one of the leading independent chartered accountants and statutory auditors in Bristol and the South West. We work closely with individuals, business owners and financial directors to help them not only grow but also interrogate, understand and control their business.

To both individuals and businesses, we are a support network of financial experts and professional advisors who add value and a touch of creativity. When it comes to number crunching and form filling our team is efficient, thorough and committed and always help clients learn new ways to save money, minimise tax bills and develop their business.

Having developed as a business ourselves to a team of over 40 accountants, advisers and sector specialists we understand growth and are perfectly suited to provide you and your business with the creative, expert and professional advice you need.

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EKM

EKM

EKM is packed with features, built for success 

Every feature on any plan + FREE domain name, FREE SSL Certificate and UK based support.

Everything you need to sell online

With EKM, you’ll get all of the features you need to sell online, including a domain name, secure servers and the ability to take payments.

UK Based Account Manager

Your own dedicated Account Manager will help you get your shop up and running, and be at your side whilst you get your first sales rolling in.

Save time and money

EKM is a fraction of the cost of bespoke eCommerce solutions. You won’t have to worry about hosting, security or maintenance - giving you more time to spend on your shop.

Continuous website evolution. Free, forever.

EKM's unique Evolution Mode ensures your website never goes out of date, ever. Your shop will always be in optimum selling condition. 

Our Evolution Experts will also regularly check your website and offer advice, design changes and fix any mistakes, without you lifting a finger.

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Funding Matches

Funding Matches

Funding Matches was created on the basis that venture capital firms can be difficult to connect with. It takes weeks of entrepreneurs' time to research all possible funds to find the most reliable firm that is relevant to the sector and has available funds for their business. To prevent entrepreneurs from sending numerous emails about one's business to info@... email addresses and have these emails go nowhere, we created the online VC marketplace. Entrepreneurs simply answer a few questions, fill out their profile and instantly connect with their VC matches all on the platform. Access to Funding Matches comes with a membership with The Business Funding Club. To view more information, see FundingMatches.com. VISIT PARTNER
Gateway2enterprise

Gateway2enterprise

Gateway2Enterprise is a Business Support Service Platform set up to enable businesses to grow via sourcing finance/investment & digital marketing for leads. 

If you have never explored alternative finance options before then visit our website.

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Godi Financial

Godi Financial

We’re a business set up to achieve one principal objective: to introduce greater certainty of outcome for businesses and individuals looking to trade internationally.

Originally established in 2012 as OSTCFX (being part of the OSTC Group), Godi is a brand that today has forged a reputation for unrivalled international trade expertise, outstanding service quality, and trusted, transparent market insights.

As for the promise we make to all clients: we’ll help you plan, execute, and manage international transactions in the most cost-effective manner possible. We do this by offering a comprehensive range of services that help you manage risk, deliver against strategy, and respond in a timely fashion to market fluctuations.

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ICPA

ICPA

A membership organisation that supports small in-practice accountants with 35+ various benefits (free or discounted)

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Impact Investment Foundation

Impact Investment Foundation

A not for profit company engaged in supporting SMEs in Wales to become investment ready and to identify and access appropriate sources of business funding to effectively capitalise and invest in their businesses, innovate and become more productive. To assist Welsh SMEs to deliver economic growth for the benefit of the people of Wales. 

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Informi

Informi

Like many new businesses, Informi started as a lightbulb moment.

In an era of ever-increasing entrepreneurship we saw an opportunity – a market need if you will– to provide support to the thousands of SMEs, sole-traders and start-ups out there.

You’ve no doubt seen the off-putting stories about small businesses who fail in their first five years. Depending on whom you believe that’s one in five businesses.

It shouldn’t have to be this way. The truth is: while the first five years can be tough, with the right guidance, every new business can be a success. And that’s where Informi comes in.

We’ve considered every aspect of running a business, at every stage, from start-up all the way to established organisations, delivering a wealth of articles across the key subject areas you see at the top of the page.

From tips on your health and wellbeing to marketing and finance support, it’s an archive that’s set to grow and grow – and with our help, so will your business.

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International Association of Bookkeepers

International Association of Bookkeepers

The International Association of Bookkeepers is the premier UK and International professional and awarding body for bookkeepers.

You can join us as a professional member to benefit from:

• Enhanced professional status

• Supervision under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007

• Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD)

• Regular technical updates

• A range of professional and lifestyle benefits

The IAB also produces a range of Ofqual regulated qualifications, covering bookkeeping and payroll. IAB qualifications enable you to learn in-demand and highly sought after skills, to use either within your own business or improve your job prospects and open the door to a range of career opportunities.

If you are looking for a bookkeeper for your business, why not choose an IAB professional member? Our members are qualified, experienced, professional and regulated and offer a range of services including bookkeeping, wages, personal tax, corporation tax, VAT and much more.  

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Jelf

Jelf

We are Jelf. Award winning experts in Insurance, Risk Management and Employee Benefits for businesses and individuals. 

Our deep knowledge of both the industry sectors and communities we serve means we can offer advice and solutions that meet our clients' needs today, anticipate what they need tomorrow, and help question if there’s an even better way.   

Jelf recently joined forces with Bluefin, bringing together two leading insurance brokers and client advisory businesses. A newly transformed business built on decades of experience with the same purpose, dependability and commitment to excellent service.

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Lawbite

Lawbite

LawBite is a revolutionary legal service for businesses. We are an online law firm providing plenty of access to real people, including our expert lawyers. Traditionally lawyers have a reputation for being expensive, slow and difficult to understand but Lawbite take small to medium businesses from 'Law as You Know it to Law as You Need it' - providing fast, clear, expert advice at great value. LawBite’s lawyers are also insured and SRA (Solicitors Regulator Authority) regulated so you can rest assured you’re in capable hands.

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Made in Britain Trade Centres

Made in Britain Trade Centres

The Made in Britain Trade Centres are a network of trade centres established in the USA to help British SME’s in particular to export to the Americas

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Milsted Langdon

Milsted Langdon

A leading independent regional firm of accountants and business advisers, Milsted Langdon offers the full range of services which are normally the preserve of the larger firms. Our focus is on the SME owner managed business sector, who continue to find the inflexibility and long time frames of high street banks frustrating. VISIT PARTNER
Sage

Sage

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. 

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Stanley Joseph Limited

Stanley Joseph Limited

Stanley Joseph Limited is a well established firm of accountants located in Bristol. We specialise in providing a complete business service for client's of all sizes. The services provided include annual accounts, audit, management accounts, payroll, VAT, personal tax and corporate tax. As well as these we offer ad hoc services such as business start ups and budgeting.

We are proud to offer a fixed fee for services provided and therefore you will never receive unexpected bills.

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Synergy Commercial Finance LTD

Synergy Commercial Finance LTD

Here at Synergy Commercial Finance we are looking to build on the successful Franchise/AR proposition established by Asset Finance Solutions in 2005, within the asset finance broker market.

With our unrivalled whole of market finance proposition combined with our Appointed Representative solution to meet the demands of the new FCA regulatory environment we have all the resources you need to look after all of your clients funding needs in a compliant framework.

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T4C Business Growth Consultancy

T4C Business Growth Consultancy

T4C are business growth specialists who have a dedicated team who specialise in R&D tax relief claims. Since January 2017, we have managed to secure over £3million in tax relief for our clients. Many organisations are completely unaware that they are eligible to receive R&D tax relief, many don’t even realise they are undertaking a project that classes as Research and Development. A common misconception is that R&D tax credits are only available to those working on scientific research in a laboratory – luckily this is not the case, and this vast opportunity extends to projects in almost every sector, including within Finance. R&D tax credits are an excellent opportunity for any companies undertaking Research and Development related activities. The team at T4C are here to help guide you, and to help you understand if your project classes as R&D. VISIT PARTNER
The Business Barn

The Business Barn

The Business Barn is the UK’s first online resource dedicated to providing specific rural business advice to diversifying farmers, landowners and rural business owners. Whether you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your next business venture or guidance on starting and growing a business, The Business Barn hosts a wealth of content to help you on your business journey. VISIT PARTNER
The Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business (Forum) is a not-for-profit business support organisation whose membership is spread throughout the UK and is made up primarily of private companies that employ between 1 and 25 people. Over the years, as the business landscape has changed, so too have the needs of our members. In order to stay relevant we have evolved our support and services to meet those member needs. However we remain dedicated to representing our members and helping them focus on compliance, profitability and growth.

Most businesses now join the Forum to protect their business and take advantage of our practical business support as well as various money-saving offers. Membership of the Forum starts from just £175 per year and includes comprehensive legal expenses insurance cover, a 24-hour legal and general member’s helpline for support on all business issues and access to exclusive money-saving offers on essentials like utilities, cyber protection, telecoms, card processing, business insurance and purchasing.

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The Franchising Centre

The Franchising Centre

The Franchising Centre are Europe’s leading franchise consultants, who help all types of businesses to achieve rapid, low cost growth using a franchise strategy.  

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UK Business Angels Association

UK Business Angels Association

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment. Angel investing is part of a £1.5 billion EIS investment market in the UK – the single largest source of early stage capital in this country.

The Angel community in the UK is fast-growing and also very diverse, reflecting a range of different investment models and approaches. UKBAA’s members include angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms, accelerators as well as professional advisers and intermediaries.

The UK Business Angels Association connects all those involved in the angel investment market with a view to ensuring a coherent ecosystem for financing the growth of start-up and early stage businesses.

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