BGF tie-up aims to help fuel Scotland's economy

A new partnership has been formed with the aim of helping to accelerate Scotland's entrepreneurial status.

Growth capital provider Business Growth Fund (BGF) has become a corporate partner of Glasgow-based Entrepreneurial Scotland, combining the strengths of the two organisations.

Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland, said: “Bringing together the UK’s leading growth finance provider with our members is an important step towards achieving our ambition of Scotland becoming the most entrepreneurial society in the world.”

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He added: “BGF bring expertise, experience and resources to help to fulfil our vision by inspiring and developing Scotland’s entrepreneurial leaders.”

BGF investor Patrick Graham said: “[This] is an important milestone for BGF. Since we were founded in 2011, we’ve invested more than £100 million in 16 companies, which demonstrates our commitment to the nation’s entrepreneurs.”