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Distology secures NorthEdge investment

We have invested in Distology, a leading specialist cyber security distributor, to grow the business’s services and presence domestically and in Europe. Founded in 2014, Distology is a value-added-distributor representing vendors of IT security technology products across EMEA, helping to protect businesses’ digital estates from the growing threat of cyber-attacks. The business is headquartered in […]

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The NorthEdge ‘March march’

In June 2020 our Managing Partner Ray Stenton was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré (pronounced ghee-yan bar-ray) syndrome, which is a very rare and serious neurological condition that affects the nervous system. It mainly affects the feet, hands and limbs, causing problems such as numbness, weakness, pain and paralysis. Ray spent 172 days in hospital, was paralysed from […]

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Our new series on value creation

We’ve launched a new area on our website focusing on value creation in all its forms, highlighting why it is so central to the work that we and our portfolio companies do. Value creation – growing your business through strategy, action and data – is underpinned by 10 principles, which we call Value Levers. Over […]

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Ask the expert: Migrating to the cloud

Cloud Technology Solutions, a NorthEdge portfolio business, is a cloud technology specialist and Europe’s largest Google partner. We asked CEO James Doggart for his thoughts on modernisation and digital transformation and the benefits these bring to businesses looking to generate greater value. Can you briefly explain what migrating to the cloud means? “In simple terms, […]

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NorthEdge invests in leading independent medical communications agency Helios Medical Communications

We have invested in Helios Medical Communications (Helios), a full-service, independent, global healthcare communications and strategic consultancy, to support its UK and international expansion plans. The Cheshire-headquartered agency works with global pharmaceutical clients to deliver high-quality, high-impact bespoke solutions across a range of services including medical writing, advisory boards, training and symposia. Helios, which ranked 17th […]

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2020 Year in Review

2020 – what a year it’s been! Coronavirus has brought some of the most difficult and unique challenges to us all, but our teams, including our wider teams within the portfolio companies, continued dedication and commitment to overcoming hurdles and spotting opportunities for growth throughout the year has been phenomenal.  We have prepared a summary […]

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Ask the expert: Developing a leadership culture

Paul Stobart, chair of Total Fitness and Platinum Stairlifts – two of NorthEdge’s portfolio businesses, is a master trainer of the Living Leader course. The course is designed to help people within businesses tap into their true leadership potential and build a culture of leadership within organisations. We asked Paul for his views on leadership […]

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Value Creation during Covid-19

Management teams have faced innumerable challenges and disruption in 2020, and collaboration and support has been vital to weathering the storm. Supporting our portfolio, alongside our colleagues, has been our top priority throughout Covid-19 – ensuring our portfolio businesses emerge from the pandemic in a position to thrive, as well as continuing to support and […]

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NorthEdge invests in investigation software specialist Altia-ABM

We have supported the primary management buyout of Altia-ABM, a specialist investigation and covert operation software business. Nottingham and Glasgow based Altia-ABM develops specialist investigation software for government departments and law enforcement agencies in the UK, Canada and Australia. The firm, which predominantly works with customers in the public sector, allows police forces and investigation […]

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