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Ariadne Capital is an investment and advisory firm which operates as an enabling platform for

  • Corporates who seek to build new digital revenues, acquire digital start-ups and enhance their strategy,
  • Start-ups who understand digital infrastructure and are building enabling technologies which will bring strategic advantage and revenues to Corporates, and
  • Financiers who are seeking the winning industrialists of the day to back.

We operate in the MediaTech, HealthTech, FinTech and Cleantech ecosystems.


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For more than 26 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more affordable and more pervasive access to technology around the world. Today, its goals remain the same – bringing innovative solutions to customers, doing right by them and believing in the dreams of entrepreneurs.
Dell develops and delivers innovative technology and services that give its customers the power to do more. Through its technology products and services Dell is committed to helping small and medium businesses grow and better serve their customers by drawing greater value from technology.
Dell has a number of programmes aimed at empowering entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses worldwide to support every stage of a growing business. Started by Dell’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs offers start-ups access to Dell investors and venture capital firms through initiatives like the Dell Innovators Credit Fund  which aims to unite entrepreneurs with the right technology and solutions to enable their business to scale and grow. In addition,  offers news and analysis on the latest technology trends and business challenges for entrepreneurs and small business globally.  
As part of its commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs, Dell established the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) as part of its wider Women Powering Business community which actively engages with over 2,000 women worldwide with the goal of accelerating opportunities for women business leaders to expand their networks, find valuable resources and showcase how technology can enable business innovation and growth.
Learn more about Dell’s support for entrepreneurs and its business technology solutions by visiting: or following @dellsmbuk on twitter.

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IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.





Pcubed was recently acquired by the Alten Group to join with Mi-GSO to become the world’s largest dedicated PPM consultancy. We support our clients around the world with over 1,100 skilled PPM consultants, 31 offices worldwide and a global network of specialist associates. For 20 years, our only focus has been to help drive the success of our client's initiatives.

Our industry practices are directed by seasoned experienced leaders and our consultants are practiced in getting to the core of any issues and maintaining a focus on in budget and on-time delivery. Organisations of all sizes turn to Pcubed when they simply need to deliver successfully.



Investing just got exciting. As the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube enables everyday investors to fund British businesses in return for a share in their company.

And it’s working.

Since February 2011, 62,000 savvy investors have registered with us, helping raise more than £19m for over 100 UK businesses.

Not only that, but we’re expanding fast. With operations starting in Brazil, Canada, Dubai, Poland and Sweden, the future looks promising.

Our groundbreaking model lets entrepreneurs bypass the traditional business angel, venture capital or bank route, giving them more control and access to more investors.

For investors, it means they can now cherry-pick a stake in an innovative business that traditionally would have been restricted to corporate investors.


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Established in July 2000, InvestHK’s vision is to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Hong Kong. In all our services, we apply the following core values: passion, integrity, professionalism, customer service, business friendliness and responsiveness.

We work with overseas and Mainland entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up an office – or expand their existing business – in Hong Kong.

We offer free advice and services to support companies from the planning stage right through to the launch and expansion of their business.



Santander-breakthroughSantander Breakthrough

Santander’s Breakthrough programme seeks to identify the best entrepreneurial companies in the UK and help them achieve their full potential.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are pivotal to the success of the UK economy. According to Government statistics, SMEs account for almost half of UK private sector output and almost 60% of private sector employment. In short, SMEs are vital in terms of job and wealth creation.

Seeded within the SME sector are the economic giants of tomorrow. These are the companies that are not only trading successfully, but also growing rapidly. Such star performers have the potential to become major players in their industries, employing not just tens or hundreds of people but perhaps thousands as their businesses expand. Santander’s Breakthrough programme is designed to help businesses like these fulfil their potential.

Through Breakthrough, Santander seeks to identify and support successful, fast-growth SMEs as they work to break through to the next level of success. Of course, funding is an important part of the package, and over the next few years we aim to make £200 million available for investment in businesses that we see as ‘Growth Champions’. At the same time, we will also ensure that any company selected for the programme will have access to some of the best advice and talent available, including businesspeople who have already established their own companies as market leaders on a national and global stage.

The Breakthrough programme is designed to provide fast-growth companies with the resources and knowledge they need to push towards the next level. The programme does this in a number of ways. Businesses that receive funding through the Breakthrough programme will have first call on a series of groundbreaking initiatives, including:

Breakthrough Live
Breakthrough Talent
Breakthrough Responsibly
Breakthrough Growth Capital
Breakthrough Masterclasses
Breakthrough International


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Smith & Williamson is a leading financial services group, with around 1,500 people operating from 11 offices in the UK and Ireland. They focus on wealth creation, wealth management and wealth preservation.

The entrepreneurial and growth business sector is one of the firm’s key areas of focus. Their clients include private and quoted businesses, as well as their owners and investors. Together with their alliance partners, they use their energy and expertise to help clients grow, working alongside emerging and established entrepreneurs and management teams to help them succeed and make a difference.

The firm has an international capability in over 100 countries which comes through their membership of Nexia International, the 10th largest global accounting and consulting network, and M&A International, the leading mid-market M&A network.

The firm’s services include accountancy, tax, corporate finance, investment management, private banking and financial advisory services.

To find out more about Smith & Williamson visit, or alternatively call Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson, on 020 7131 8213 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


RS29458 UKTI 207 AWUK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business.

UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.


Penningtons Manches LLPPenningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK law firm which provides a broad range of legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. Based in the City of London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Godalming, Guildford, Oxford and Reading, we have 115 partners and over 600 people in total.

Our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family. We also have several multi-disciplinary teams concentrating on a variety of industry sectors.

Our commitment to high quality legal advice is backed by a track record which dates back 300 years.

We have a broad international focus. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, we have close links with law firms throughout the world.

Our clients range from private individuals and entrepreneur-managed businesses to multi-national corporations, public companies, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions.

To find out more about Penningtons Manches LLP visit


Utilising HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography for interiors. This cutting edge technique involves capturing multiple images of the same scene and blending them together in post-production, creates a truly dazzling final image that benefits from a much more complex contrast between lights and darks. This technique has been integral to Matt’s interior photography for some time now.

Matt has been providing the same top-quality professional, confidential and friendly service to clients that include: Harrods, Saatchi Gallery & House of Commons just to name a few. He continues to maintain an extremely varied network of ever-satisfied clients.


It offers switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, access points, and servers, as well as function as aggregators on local-area networks and wide-area networks; and routers that interconnects public and private IP networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications.

Cisco's current portfolio of products and services is focused upon three market segments – Enterprise and Service Provider, Small Business and Home solutions.


sandlerSandler Training

Innovative and effective business development, sales and leadership training can put your business a step ahead of the competition, and provide the path to attaining those sometime elusive business and personal goals. At Sandler Training Central London we are committed to offering you innovative and effective training through powerful open courses, group development programmes and in-house training and development.

Sandler Training is a world leader in innovative sales and sales management training and business development consulting. We have over three decades of experience and proven results, more than 220 training centres in major cities around the world, and provide instruction in over a dozen languages. Sandler provides sales and management training and consulting services for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as well as corporate training for Fortune 1000 companies. Our proven methodologies and specialised tools equip our clients with the skills necessary to improve both their business and bottom line.

To find out more about Sandler Training visit, or alternatively call Lisette Howlett, Sandler Training London Central, on 020 7483 5556 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To attend one of our events (for business owners, MDs, senior professionals and Directors) visit (enter EC in the Promotion Code for free entry)


Gazelle is uniquely positioned at the nexus between education and business at a time of unprecedented economic change. It believes that developing entrepreneurial attributes throughout education is the most important step any society can take to support youth employment and promote economic growth and social value. It is working with college and business leaders to position colleges as a shared resource and focal point for building tomorrow’s workforce in partnership with local employers and community stakeholders to create both employment and the conditions for employment at the heart of local enterprise communities.

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