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Sustainable businesses

Who we work with

‘For profit’ businesses can play a key role in tackling social problems, improving communities and addressing environmental challenges.

We have worked with trading organisations with a range of social, cultural and environmental objectives, including fair-trade organisations, organic retailers and community owned businesses. We can advise on your capital raising plans and secure the finance required to grow both your business and your social impact.

In the last five years we have raised £23 million of risk finance in the form of bonds and share issues for sustainable businesses that wish to scale their trading activities and social impact. To see our full track record of the sustainable businesses we’ve worked with click here

To find out more about the services we offer sustainable businesses click here


River Cottage

EIS share issue and bond issue

River Cottage is a well-known and established brand in the UK with a distinctive reputation in the areas of food and sustainability based on a concern for the provenance of the food we eat. Our corporate finance team worked with River Cottage to raise £1.5 million through an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) qualifying share issue in 2012 to support the rollout of its River Cottage Canteen restaurant chain.

We then helped River Cottage raise a further £600,000 through a bond issue to finance the expansion of the cookery school at their Park Farm headquarters, which is the setting for the River Cottage TV series. This new funding allows River Cottage to offer accredited cookery and husbandry courses, apprenticeships and job placements for young unemployed people, extending the River Cottage philosophy to other professional and trainee chefs.

Charities & social enterprises

We help raise the finance you require to expand your activities and help more people.

Environmental projects

From community initiatives to small and medium scale commercial developments.

Corporate Finance Team

Dan Hird, Finance Director

Our dedicated, specialist team is here to help.

Any questions?

If you’d like to learn more about how to raise the capital you need, get in touch today.

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