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Businesses need cash wherever they are on their life cycle. From the smallest start-up to the largest Multi National Corporation, ongoing investment is vital to maintain momentum.


Forty years is a long time in regeneration circles and at UK Steel Enterprise, we don’t know of any other organisations, operating in a similar way to ourselves that have lasted as long. We are proud of the fact that we have stuck by our steel communities and are now entering our fifth decade of support.

What’s the first thing that equity providers look for in a business plan?  Well there are lots of important elements, ‘is the product/service any good?’, ‘how strong is the market?’, ‘is there adequate contingency?’ and so on, but in the vast majority of cases, evidence overwhelmingly shows that VCs are ultimately most concerned with how strong the management team is.