Todd was Editor of GrowthBusiness.co.uk between 2010 and 2011 as well as being responsible for publishing our digital and printed magazines focusing on private equity and venture capital. Connect with him on Twitter

Venture Capital Funding

BrewDog is raising equity its own way

They want to raise about £20m, but instead of asking venture capitalists for funding or floating on AIM, Scottish brewer Brewdog has chosen instead to run its own online public offering, Equity for Punks Tomorrow.

Human Resources

Business Performance and Executive Coaching – Does it work?

We talk to four senior executives about their executive coaching experiences and ask whether the guidance provided was useful.


Proceed with care – Bob Holt talks to GrowthBusiness about Mears Group

While he continues to lead Mears to further growth, a shock government decision has hit Bob Holt’s company hard. He talks to Growthbusiness about Mears’ first profit warning and his relationship with the City.

Alternative Finance for Business

Early-stage finance is making a comeback

Abandoned by the venture capital industry in the era of cheap debt and easy returns, early-stage finance is making a comeback. GrowthBusiness talks to investors active in the space.

Exit Strategies

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Business mentor Colin Turner looks at the reasons for selling a business, as well as some potential pitfalls.

Legislation and Regulation

Shadow games 

John Turnbull, corporate partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, examines the impact that changes to the Takeover Code are having on M&A deals.


Graduates make the grade for SMEs

Business owners were impressed by graduates this year with 60 per cent won over by their keenness and motivation.


Majority of entrepreneurs working over Christmas

Nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of entrepreneurs will work between Christmas and the New Year with only 10 per cent using the holiday season to relax.


Christmas Day consumers to spend big online

Consumers are expected to spend £186 million online on Christmas Day and almost double (£367 million) on Boxing Day.


Westell Technologies exits Conference Plus for $41 million

Arkadin, a leading global provider of digital collaboration solutions, has acquired conferencing services provider Conference Plus for $41 million.


Elite ends year with biggest deal

Business telecoms company Elite Telecom has made its largest purchase of the year by acquiring London-based GPNS.


Scapa acquires WEBTEC

AIM-listed Scapa has acquired US-based medical devices business WEBTEC Converting on the back of securing a £20 million funding package.