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Big hopes for Small Business bill, say SMEs

Eighty per cent of SMEs believe that the government’s new Small Business bill will provide them with greater access to funding, according to research from private equity firm Key Capital Partners. The latest ‘Growth Panel’ report, which surveys 100 UK SMEs, revealed that 95 per cent of small businesses emphatically back

Experience key to improving productivity – SMEs

Fifty per cent of SMEs believe that a scarcity of suitably experienced or qualified personnel has had the most significant impact on productivity, according to a new study by private equity firm Key Capital Partners (KCP). A decline in productivity has affected Britain’s economy over the past six years, which has

KCP enjoys double deal success

Leeds-based private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) has enjoyed a successful run following two deal completions in the space of a week. The firm, which also has offices in Birmingham and London, exchanged deals with recruitment firm Hallam Medical and catering business Alliance in Partnership (AiP) in April. Both transactions came

Budget reaction from the region

Simon Theakston, executive director of T&R Theakston Ltd and chairman of the Yorkshire regional group of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), said: “I’m delighted by the decision to reduce duty for a second year. This is a Chancellor who is clearly listening to us. “This reduction is a massive boost

TSC serves up Glorious exit for KCP

Private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP) has announced the sale of food manufacturer TSC Foods to Edward Billington and Son Limited. Scunthorpe-based TSC Foods, which was founded in 1991, produces and supplies high quality chilled and frozen sauces, soups, entrees and dressings to theretail and food service markets. The business has

Food brand sales hits £10m after “glorious” year

Fresh food brand Glorious!, which is owned by North Lincolnshire-based food manufacturer TSC Foods, has hit the £10 million annual turnover mark for the first time as the business celebrates its fifth birthday. Glorious! was launched by TSC, which is backed by private equity house Key Capital Partners, in 2008. Products