BGF CEO Stephen Welton talks about how they believe smaller and medium sized businesses are the power engines for the British economy.

 

BGF was established in 2011 to help Britain’s growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups, Business Growth Fund is an independent company with up to £2.5bn with which to make long-term equity investments.

BGF’s mission

Their mission is to unlock the potential of fast-growing UK businesses that need long-term capital to drive their future success.

They are looking for companies that have robust and realistic expansion plans, with the flair, business acumen and desire to reach for new heights. In the current economic climate, Business Growth Fund offers a tremendously exciting opportunity for UK companies. BGF is about more than just financial investment and returns. They are offering a collaborative approach to financing growth, working closely with the companies in which they invest.

Their aim is to recognise businesses that have real potential and the desire to succeed. Their ambition is nothing less than creating the household business names and listed companies of tomorrow. Businesses that are successful not only in the UK, but around the world.

In this video, Stephen talks about what small and mid-sized businesses need to be successful. He also focusses on a critical part of a business’ plan for growth, talent.

“Mid-sized businesses are naturally ambitious, very inspirational and they think they can conquer the world. What we need to do is make sure they can actually conquer the world by giving them the combination of resources and focus.”

Stephen Welton, CEO, BGF

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