Growth Capital Partners

GCP is an established independent, thoughtful and supportive investor focused on partnering with entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses.

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Cooke Optics

Specialist manufacturer of cine lenses for the high end motion picture, television and advertising industries. A historic and highly recognised brand in the film industry with a c.120 year history in optical engineering. Film credits include historic productions such as Spartacus as well as more contemporary films including the Harry Potter series and television productions such as Game of Thrones. Cooke lenses are handcrafted in Leicester, England and are industry renowned for the distinctive visual effect they achieve on screen.

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First Mile

A differentiated waste and recycling collections provider with a specialist focus on supporting businesses operating in city centre locations through a high level of customer service. First Mile uses technology to efficiently & cost effectively collect multiple waste streams daily across London & Birmingham. The company was founded in 2004 by CEO, Bruce Bratley. Since that time, it has grown at a CAGR of over 20%

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AMG is a supplier of branded outdoor equipment. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 though its roots can be traced back to 1847 providing equipment for many historic expeditions, the Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Renowned for designing and developing expedition equipment used for decades in the world’s most extreme environments, AMG has, over time, expanded its ranges to include family tents, awnings, sleeping bags, rucksacks and camping equipment. Its impressive portfolio includes market-leading brands such as Vango®, F10 Series®, Lichfield® and Blacks of Greenock®. In addition, AMG is the long term distributor of Rossignol® snowsports equipment and apparel, Swedish stove brand Trangia® and Wayfayrer® expedition food.

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Flexible Patient Capital

We have a distinctive investment approach providing flexible funding solutions tailored to the needs of your business, including providing all of the funding

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Trusted & Independent

We are straightforward, down to earth, honest and approachable. We operate with integrity and always do what we say we will do

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Our Passion for Growth in the UK

We are specialist investors in SME’s and enjoy working closely with entrepreneurial management teams and supporting them through the opportunities and challenges of scaling

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