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NorthEdge and Synova invest in Orbis Protect to fund next phase of growth

We are pleased to report that we have sold a majority stake in Orbis Protect (Orbis), a leading provider of critical security services to the UK vacant property sector, to growth investor Synova to support its next phase of growth. The deal delivers a strong return for NorthEdge Fund II and includes a material reinvestment […]

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Ask the Expert: Helping leaders lead courageously and inclusively

Creating environments where all employees feel engaged and motivated requires a top-down approach. To understand how organisations can improve inclusivity in their culture and leadership, which ultimately improves productivity and profitability, we spoke with leadership and inclusion coach, Sharon Amesu. Sharon is a multi-award-winning motivational speaker, executive coach, and leadership enthusiast. Having spent 16 years […]

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Chair and CFO appointments at NorthEdge-backed Lights4fun to support growth and US expansion

NorthEdge-backed Lights4fun, one of Europe’s leading e-commerce retailers of decorative lighting, has appointed a new Chair and CFO, as it enters its next phase of growth which includes expansion in the US. David Stern joins as the business’ first Chair. David was formerly Global CEO of bath, body and hair care brand Crabtree & Evelyn […]

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Ask the Expert: being proactive on mental health

We spoke with George Bettany, co-founder of Sanctus, a firm helping businesses pro-actively support their teams to achieve better mental health, about the challenges of making mental wellbeing part of a business’ culture. With one in four people experiencing a mental health issue each year in the UK, and the cost of mental health rising […]

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Private equity’s role in tackling mental health

Today marks the first day of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. And, as the second Mental Health Awareness Week since the pandemic struck, it’s an opportunity for all businesses to remember the importance of proactively ensuring mental health is at the top of the agenda. This past year has been a challenge for so […]

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NorthEdge launches ‘Taking Responsibility’, its first ESG report

We have launched our first ESG report in which we review the progress made in 2020 across sustainability, D&I and community, as well as setting out ambitious plans for the year ahead.   The report, titled Taking Responsibility, looks back on the achievements made at NorthEdge and across the portfolio. These including gaining the United […]

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NorthEdge-backed Altia gains Queen’s Award recognition and recruits two to board

NorthEdge portfolio business Altia has been named a Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner for International Trade. The specialist investigation and covert operation software business, which has offices in Nottingham, Glasgow, Melbourne and Calgary, provides software to public and private sector organisations across 17 different countries. Its software allows law enforcement agencies and investigation teams to […]

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COO and Head of ESG among a number of promotions and new recruits at NorthEdge

We have made a series of appointments and promotions across our Manchester and Leeds offices. Prem Mohan Raj has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Prem joined the business in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and has since played a key part in our success. His new role will see him take on increased responsibility […]

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Ask the Expert: building a marketing strategy that delivers growth

BIG Partnership is a national creative communications agency with more than 90 consultants across its four offices. The agency functions as a full-service marketing consultancy with services including PR, social media, digital marketing, creative strategy and design.  We spoke with director Bryan Garvie about marketing strategies and why management teams need to create strong links […]

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