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Gold partners

Accelerated Growth Programme has teamed up with an impressive list of Gold Partners all of whom are similarly committed to supporting high growth businesses. The Gold Partners provide a range of professional advisory services and support and will also offer special and exclusive deals to Accelerated Growth Programme clients.

Seedrs

An online equity crowdfunding platform. Driven by a team of talented, experienced professionals, Seedrs is targeted solely at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand the risks and make their own investment decisions.

 

Seedrs will be providing proactive support to AGP clients to help them navigate their way through a successful crowd funding round. AGP clients will be flagged on the SEEDRS website so that investors can learn about the support ecosystem behind the company and can identify Welsh businesses which have been accepted on to the elite Accelerated Growth Programme. AGP will have a dedicated zone on the SEEDRS site.

 

201 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

KPMG

Accounting, audit and tax advisory services, with 22 UK offices and nearly 12,000 partners and staff. KPMG work with many industries to provide a comprehensive range of financial services, including Insurance, Automotive, Healthcare, Banking, Construction and Power Utilities.

 

KPMG will offer AGP clients an exclusive 3 months free subscription to their cloud based Small Business Accounting Service worth up to £1,500. KPMG will also provide discounted advisory services in relation to financial control review, SEIS and EIS, R&D tax credits and grant funding.

 

Cardiff office: 3 Assembly Square, Britannia Quay, Cardiff Bay. CF10 4AX
Tel: (029) 2046 8000

The Institute of Chartered Accountants

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, (ICAEW) has over 128000 members. It provides qualifications and professional development, sharing knowledge, insight and technical expertise, to protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. Their Business Advice Service (BAS) online directory includes over 21,000 ICAEW firms.

 

The ICAEW will promote AGP to its members and those that are focussed on high growth businesses will work alongside the AGP to deliver added value services at discounted rates to AGP clients.


Tel: 01908 248 250

Entrepreneur Country Global

An online community of like-minded digital enablers from all over the world. Share best-practice learnings and tap into an unparalleled resource of skills and knowledge. Be seen by a global audience of established enterprises who are ready to invest. Find your natural allies who will provide the assets and capabilities to grow and scale your business.

 

Entrepreneur Country Global will connect AGP clients to their Global network and AGP clients will enjoy discounted rates on membership and events.

 

17-19 Cockspur Street, London. SW1Y 5BL, London.
Tel: (0)20 3021 1651

Innovation Warehouse

A community for entrepreneurs working on high growth, high impact startup businesses. Innovation Warehouse brings together entrepreneurs, business mentors and investors, to provide co-working space, a community and a runway for businesses looking to achieve sustainability and high growth.

 

Innovation Warehouse is Global leader in early stage tech incubation and acceleration. AGP clients will benefit from their experience, expertise and can gain access to Innovation Warehouse events. AGP clients can also take space in the Innovation Warehouse offices.

 

1 E Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9PT
Tel: 020 7248 0199

IP Group

Providing technology companies with support and resources to turn innovative ideas into successful businesses. IP Groups core business is the creation of value for its shareholders and partners through the commercialisation of intellectual property.

 

IP Group will refer clients in Wales to the AGP and work collaboratively with AGP to deliver advice and support to mutual clients.

 

IP Group plc, 24 Cornhill, London. EC3V 3ND
Tel: 020 7444 0050

Capital Law

A leading provider of commercial legal services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK, including employment law, commercial property, litigation and insolvency.
 

Capital Law would be happy to support the AGP consortium and the AGP clients as a Gold Partner as follows:

 

  • Delivery of short 60-90 minute breakfast briefing sessions to AGP clients on relevant topics – timings and number of sessions to be agreed dependent upon take up

 

  • Capital Retainer – here is the Capital Retainer flyer. The Capital Retainer offers clients discounted rates for regular ongoing work plus it means their monthly payments remain the same if they under or over use our services. The blended rate of £180 plus VAT represents a very significant discount on our normal hourly rates for associates/partners/consultants. 

 

We would be happy to give any AGP client who becomes a client of Capital one month’s free Capital Retainer. 

 

Thereafter, the client would pay for their chosen level of monthly retainer themselves on an ongoing basis. We note that AGP cannot fund client retainers so it is a matter for the client to decide themselves whether they want it or not.

 

  • Survival Pack – we will provide a survival pack of basic legal documents required by most early stage high growth businesses.  I am happy to agree the extent of this pack with you although I’ve produced some drafts to get our conversation started.

 

  • Fixed price, competitive work packages – some of the basic legal documents will need tailoring and we can price cost effective packages to tailor these with AGP clients. This would be considerably cheaper than if the clients sought to commission the services independently of AGP.  

 

 

Capital Law. Capital Building, Tyndall Street, Cardiff. CF10 4AZ.
T: 0333 2400 489
 

 

 

InvestorG8

A Swansea University scheme designed to transform academic ideas and inventions into venture capital-backed businesses. The InvestorG8 programme, backed by the Welsh Government's A4B programme, recently selected 8 projects from the university's life sciences and engineering departments, with each allocated up to £75,000 for development and commercialisation. All 8 are now limited companies, with significant offers of investment in place for the participating spin-out companies.
 
Investor G8 will work collaboratively with AGP to deliver added value services to AGP clients. Joint events will be held as well as coordinated coaching and advisory services.
 

 

TechHub

TechHub is a unique environment, where technology start-ups can start up faster. Nurturing an international network of like-minded and focused tech entrepreneurs, providing places to work, meet, collaborate, network, learn and have fun - by getting the right people together in a physical space.

 

TechHub will collaborate with AGP to deliver joint events and facilitate their premises for master classes and coaching sessions.

 

11 Wind Street, Swansea. SA1 1DP

 

ICE

The Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise [ICE] is an organisation aimed at businesses who recognise the value of working in an inspiring, collaborative environment. They offer specialist advice, mentoring and support for companies looking to start up or grow.

 

ICE will collaborate with AGP to deliver joint events and facilitate their premises for master classes and coaching sessions.

 

Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Rd, Caerphilly CF83 3GG
Tel: 029 2014 0040

Sorenson Media

Providing venue space and accelerator collaboration, Sorenson Media is focused on providing TV & Video solutions that enable its customers to adapt and thrive in an increasingly digital world.

 

Sorenson will collaborate with AGP to deliver joint events and facilitate their premises for master classes and coaching sessions.

 

10/11 Raleigh Walk, Brigantine Pl. Waterfront 2000, Cardiff. CF10 4LN
Tel: 02920 496 093

National Virtual Incubation

A ground-breaking digital platform, that opens up new opportunities to help explore and expand new ideas.  Since its launch in 2011, the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) has introduced a variety of national initiatives to support entrepreneurs and technology start-ups and encourage wider collaboration between them.  As a critical component to BIG, the National Virtual Incubator (NVI) is a pioneering new network supported by the UK government.  The NVI connects incubation centres, research facilities, science parks and academic institutes through its growing number of national bases.

 

The NVI will collaborate with AGP to deliver joint events and facilitate their premises for master classes and coaching sessions.

 

THE ehi2 CENTRE, The Institute of Life Science 2, College of Medicine, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea. SA2 8PP
Tel: 01792 295627

HSBC

HSBC offer a complete range of personal, commercial and corporate banking, investment and insurance services and provide sponsorship for event hosting and venues.

 

HSBC will refer clients and will collaborate with AGP to deliver joint events and facilitate their premises for master classes and coaching sessions.

 

Tel: 0800 032 1770

Santander

Santander offer a complete range of personal, commercial and corporate banking, investment and insurance services and provide sponsorship for event hosting and venues.

 

Santander  will refer clients and will collaborate with AGP to deliver joint events and facilitate their premises for master classes and coaching sessions. AGP clients will be able to benefit from Santander’s Breakthrough Programme.

 

2 Triton Square, Regent's Place, London, NW1 3AN

 

2buy2
Procurement Consultancy Services
 
2buy2 provides strategic procurement advice across a wide range of products and services to support, guide and provide innovative solutions in the commercial, charity and education sectors.
 
2buy2 provides a professional procurement service to help customers and clients to save money, buy with confidence and become more effective.
 
2buy2 provide help and guidance on all procurement issues, including UK procurement legislation, EU Tendering requirements and a simple but effective way of how to buy efficiently and effectively.
 
Pencoed Technology Centre, Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed, Bridgend, CF35 5HZ.
Email: procurement@2buy2.com / Tel 0333 320 1015
 
 
Thomas, Carroll Group plc
Thomas, Carroll Group plc is Wales’ leading independent provider of insurance broking, financial management, health and safety and employment law consultancy.
 
  • BS OHSAS 18001 Accredited Health & Safety Consultancy
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Employer
  • Largest Independent Insurance Broker in Wales
  • UNA member with over £350m Market Strength
  • Awarded ‘Insurance Broker of the Decade’
  • Awarded ‘IFA Firm of the Year’
  • Chartered status across our grop
 
A fully Chartered and award winning firm, supporting many of the fastest growing businesses in Wales for over 40 years, Thomas, Carroll Group are delighted to be appointed as a Gold Partner under the Accelerated Growth Programme and to offer its members a full no obligation review of your current business insurance programme.
 
Pendragon House, Crescent Rd, Caerphilly CF83 1XX
 
Contacts:
Robert Jones. Tel : 01792 704302 / 07813092451
Email : robert.jones@thomas-carroll.co.uk
Marian Evans. Tel: 07949032815
Email : marian.evans@thomas-carroll.co.uk
 
Smart Anchor Ventures

Smart Anchor Ventures works with businesses that have the potential to scale globally, particularly those located in the Welsh regions. Our multi-disciplined team offer a hands-on approach to enabling and facilitating growth acceleration and value creation.

We possess extensive operational, commercial and financial expertise built up over many years working within our own companies and for others. Our wealth of knowledge and our proven methodologies enable Smart Anchor Ventures to advise and assist in a number of ways:

  • capital fund raising, mentorship
  • new product commercialisation
  • go-to market strategies
  • partnerships and licensing
  • company growth development
  • succession planning

Smart Anchor Ventures have offices located in Cardiff and London. 

Smart Anchor Ventures have agreed to offer pre-approved AGP clients a free 1 hour no obligation consultation/advisory session. In addition Smart Anchor Ventures will work closely with the AGP team to develop and deliver value add services that will be offered at discounted rates to AGP clients.

Mark Hindmarsh - Director, can be contacted via email mark@smartanchorventures.com or telephone +44 (0)7776 201280.

Broomfield & Alexander

Broomfield & Alexander is the leading independent accountancy firm in South Wales offering business support and advisory services to SMEs on a regional, national and international scale.
 

Broomfield & Alexander(link is external) provides tax and audit services and is proud to have been based in South Wales and servicing SME clients for over 100 years. The firm has in-house teams which are specialists in value added services such as tax planning, corporate finance, payroll, cloud accounting and grants allowing clients to access a full range of services to suit their business at any stage of the growth cycle.

As a founder member of MHA, a UK wide association of respected and progressive independent accountants and business advisers, we can offer clients an increased number of specialist accountancy services and expert business advice as well as benefiting from the in-depth sector knowledge available across the association.
 

Through our membership of MHA we also have access to Baker Tilly International, a network of independent accountancy and business advisory firms. Baker Tilly International is able to provide premier accounting, assurance, tax and specialist business advice worldwide, drawing on internationally recognised industry and service line experts in 137 countries.
 

Broomfield & Alexander focuses their marketing and business advice to clients through specialist sector teams. Our team’s expertise lies in pulling together specialist knowledge across the service lines required to assist sectors such as new start ups, high growth technology firms or those in the life sciences sector. This tied up approach means that we can fully advise a company from start up, through growth and eventual exit. Specialist services that we regularly provide to such businesses include advice on employee share schemes, Research and Development Tax Credits, Investment reliefs such as EIS/SEIS, structuring equity investments, welsh government grants and funding.
 

What can Broomfield & Alexander offer AGP and its members?

  • Free initial consultation.
  • Access to free trial of cloud based accounting systems and health check of current accounting system
  • Series of growth masterclasses, e.g. Grants, R&D Tax Credits, EIS/SEIS, Succession Planning
  • Free use of Broomfield & Alexander office space in Cardiff or Swansea (variable meeting room sizes)
  • Promotion of the programme and member firms through case studies and other PR in newsletters to client base and other contacts (current newsletter subscribers of 4,800 individual contacts)
  • Access to sector specific newsletters with relevant timely advice and information pertinent to businesses in that sector and industry.
  • Referral of clients into the programme.


    Contact: Mike Fenwick
    Director of Grants
    Corporate Finance

    DD: 02920 739412

    E mail: mike.fenwick@broomfield.co.uk

     

Darwin Gray

A commercial law firm based in Cardiff with clients throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. Clients choose Darwin Gray for personal service and high quality advice from legal professionals with excellent reputations. Services include corporate and commercial work, employment law, HR consultancy, dispute resolution, mediation, insolvency, intellectual property, professional negligence and commercial property.

Darwin Gray offers discounted rates and free training to AGP clients.

Contact: Paula Morris.
Helmont House, Churchill Way, Cardiff CF10 2HE.
T: 029 2082 9100

Yolk Recruitment

Yolk Recruitment is a multi-faceted recruitment business offering a unique, service driven proposition to the recruitment sector and is accredited by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation. Officially the ‘Fastest Growing Recruitment Agency’ for the past 4 years (Wales FG50), Yolk is a well-respected specialist Welsh agency. Specialist divisions include:
 

Sales, Marketing, IT, Business Support, Contact Centre, Engineering, Legal & Healthcare.

 

Yolk partners with many AGP clients to support their growth ambitions and is proud to be a Gold Partner.

 

What can Yolk Recruitment offer AGP and its members?
 

  •          A ‘Recruitment Masterclass’ whereby we assess the business recruitment strategy and formulate a 12 month recruitment plan to achieve growth metrics (Carried out              by a Business Unit Director)
  •          20% discount from our standard terms of business for a period of 12 months for permanent roles when partnered with our recruitment plan
  •          Free use of our interview suites and meeting facilities
  •          Inclusive psychometric testing through global leaders, Thomas International
  •          Bespoke skills testing package through IBM Proveit
  •          Assistance with job profiling, salary benchmarking and job description creation
  •          An after sales service to ensure that attrition is measured and the business is focusing on both retention and attraction

 

Contact: Nici Jones, Client Relationship Manager: Yolk Recruitment

02921 673716 / 07712 291098

njones@yolkrecruitment.com

Godi Financial

Godi Financial, (formerly OSTCFX), provides foreign exchange risk management services, fast & efficient international payments, trade finance and education for businesses.

As Wales’ first foreign exchange services company, we have helped over 100 Welsh-based businesses to understand and minimise their foreign exchange exposure.

At Godi, our focus is helping AGP clients stabilise and protect their overseas trading relationships, cash flow, and profit margins. To do that, we offer bespoke services designed to increase your sense of control, negotiating power, and peace of mind – while helping to reduce all the costs, rates, and fees associated with FX transactions.

AGP clients can take advantage of a complementary FX review service which includes:
• An assessment of your foreign exchange risk and cash flow.
• A price comparison versus your bank or current Foreign Exchange provider.
• Recommendations and strategies to help to reduce your currency exposure.

For more information about how Godi could help your business, visit www.godi.io.

Godi Financial.
Unit 13, Technium 2, Kings Road, Swansea SA1 8PJ
Tel: 01792 720 871
info@godi.io