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Blue Sky Supports SNAP Education

January 7, 2016

SNAP Education, a recruitment service specialising in the placement of teacher and teaching assistants to schools across the West Midlands has recently appointed Blue Sky Corporate Finance to provide day-to-day support with its financial accounting requirements, including its day to day bookkeeping. SNAP Education was founded in 2015 by Keith Greenaway, who had a desire ... read more

Key Forensic Services secure funding

June 17, 2015

Forensic services company Key Forensic Services Limited (KFS) has secured £1m funding from Finance Birmingham’s £56m Mezzanine Fund. Coventry based KFS provide a comprehensive range of forensic services to the UK criminal justice system and law enforcement agencies, providing a 24/7 one-stop shop approach for investigators and scientific support staff. Blue Sky Corporate Finance assisted ... read more

Blue Sky Helps risual Limited Invest in its Future

March 17, 2015

Stafford based IT Consultancy & Management services company risual Limited (risual) has been awarded grant funding towards the development of their own apprenticeship programme. Having identified their biggest restraint to future growth was the potential lack of local “raw” ICT skills, the company has embarked on developing their own training academy to help cultivate new ... read more

Blue Sky Helps Ladies-only Gym Secure Funding

February 19, 2015

A Cannock based business has secured grant funding for a franchise (Gymophobics) that provides ladies only fitness and dietary support. The funding was secured from the High Growth Investment Programme launched in May 2014 by the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP, which is managed and operated by Blue Sky Corporate Finance. Click here to find out ... read more

Blue Sky Provides Chance For The Future

January 8, 2014

Blue Sky Corporate Finance, has assisted the management team of Chance (2013) Ltd with sourcing and securing funding to set up an employment agency for ex-prisoners. Located in the Old Sunbeam Factory in Wolverhampton, Chance (2013) Ltd in conjunction with HMP Featherstone works with prisoners who are coming to the end of their sentence to ... read more

Blue Sky Brings Bright Future For Rainbow

November 6, 2012

Blue Sky Corporate Finance has advised the management of J.Luscombe Associates Limited on the successful acquisition of Banner Solutions Limited, which trades as a franchise of Rainbow International.  The recently completed transaction was financially backed by HSBC, Coventry. Rainbow International is recognised asone of the UK’s leading suppliers of Disaster Recovery and Specialist Cleaning Services ... read more

Blended Finance – The Perfect Recipe

August 16, 2012

Blue Sky Corporate Finance, explains why “Blended Finance” is becoming more and more attractive to small businesses in the region. Historically businesses would look to their High Street banks to obtain all the finance they required to fund working capital and investment. However, since the credit crunch the banks have been less able to provide ... read more

“Avoid Wasting Time and Money” Finance Company Advises Local Businesses

June 14, 2012

Blue Sky Corporate Finance, is helping and advising local businesses on how to improve efficiency, reduce costs and focus on growing their business. In the current economic climate, it’s vital that every business keeps overheads to a minimum, that’s why Blue Sky Corporate Finance believes that by businesses outsourcing their bookkeeping, payroll and accounting services, ... read more

Black Country Businesses suffer due to shortage of Equity Capital

April 12, 2012

Q: Are Black Country businesses failing to grow and develop due a shortage of Equity Capital in the Region? Tony Seaton, Associate Director, Blue Sky Corporate Finance explains why he believes this to be the case and suggests possible solutions that could be adopted to overcome it: Although there are several areas to which this issue ... read more

SMEs to benefit from cutting “red-tape” accountancy & reporting fees

March 20, 2012

The Government has recently announced its proposal to save millions of pounds for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) from red-tape accountancy and reporting fees. More than 100 thousand UK businesses could save more than £600 million in accountancy and administration costs every year under the new proposal. The consultation on Audit Exemptions and Change ... read more

Blue Sky registered as Funding Circle Agent

February 7, 2012

Blue Sky Corporate Finance are now registered as Agents for Funding Circle. Funding Circle is an online marketplace that enables businesses to borrow from individuals, therefore sidestepping the banks. It offers unsecured loans, to established and creditworthy businesses.   Loans are available for any purpose with the exception of construction.  From mid February the upper limit ... read more

Blue Sky Relocates to New Business Hub

January 11, 2012

Blue Sky Corporate Finance, has recently relocated its Head Office to Birmingham’s Baskerville House, the latest in a host of advisers and financiers moving to the new Business Hub. An impressive building located at the very heart of Birmingham City Centre, Baskerville House affords a single location that offers integrated expertise and support for businesses based ... read more

Blue Sky Support Technology Businesses to Secure Financial Funding

November 17, 2011

Blue Sky Corporate Finance, an independent financial consultancy, specialising in corporate finance advice and guidance to Start-Ups and SMEs in the region, both exhibited and presented at the LAUNCH: Future Gaming & Digital Conference  at Birmingham Science Park Aston on Wednesday 16th November 2011. Paul Heaven, Managing Director at Blue Sky Corporate Finance presented in the ... read more

The “What, How and Who” of Entrepreneurs’ Tax Relief

November 16, 2011

As the Managing Director of a Corporate Finance practice, Paul Heaven of Blue Sky Corporate Finance is often approached by the owners of SME’s to explain the “What, How and Who” of Entrepreneurs’ Tax Relief. Let’s deal with the “what” first.  This tax relief was introduced in 2008 to help the owners of small businesses ... read more

Cellfacts Instruments Measures Investment Success

May 26, 2011

Blue Sky Corporate Finance Ltd has taken the lead role in arranging an equity investment round of at least £230,000 into Coventry based Cellfacts Instruments Ltd. Cellfacts manufactures, supplies and maintains advanced precision analysis equipment used in various markets to measure and analyse the microbial content of fluids. The technology was developed in the West ... read more

Blue Sky awarded “Accredited Sponsor” by Business Loan Network

March 18, 2011

  Blue Sky Corporate Finance was recently awarded the title of “Accredited Sponsor” by the Business Loan Network – The Business Loan Network is an online market for secured business loans throughout the UK, linking experienced private investors with established business borrowers.  Borrowers can obtain loans from £30k to £3m over periods ranging from ... read more

Occam Systems Ltd – Another Successful Management Buy-Out

January 17, 2011

Blue Sky Corporate Finance Ltd has advised the management team on the successful management buy out of Occam Systems Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The recently completed transaction was financially backed by a high net-worth individual (Business Angel). Occam Systems Ltd is a Ludlow, Shropshire, based independent software vendor and supplies systems used by colleges ... read more

Bank Support for the UK Economy

November 13, 2010

The Business Finance Taskforce set up by the major UK banks and the British Bankers Association to review what the banks could do to support the UK Economy has recently issued its report. It has committed banks to 17 actions, across 3 areas – Improving Customer Relationships; Ensuring better access to Finance and to Provide ... read more

Media Links On-Line

November 12, 2010

Secures Business Angel Investment Media Links On-Line Ltd, the Birmingham based, media software company has attracted an equity investment of £105k from a small group of Business Angel investors and the Advantage Early Growth Fund. Media Links On-Line, is the UK’s leading supplier of online marketing solutions to the motorcycle industry and enjoys key strategic ... read more

Babies are looking nervously over the edge of the bath!

September 29, 2010

As the implications of the demise of AWM, its constituent components start to take hold and vested interest groups start to pick over its bones in the good name of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Paul Heaven of Blue Sky Corporate Finance Ltd warns that “there are a good many babies out there looking nervously over the edge of th... read more