Tate & Lyle Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on investing in high growth companies in the fields of Food Sciences & Technologies. Tate & Lyle, the fund’s principal investor is one of the world's leading food ingredients companies focused on innovation and product development in these sectors. The fund is independently managed by Simon Barnes and David Atkinson of Circadia Ventures, an FCA authorised and regulated firm based in London.

The Scottish Investment Bank is the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, operating Scotland-wide in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It manages a suite of funds including the Scottish Seed Fund; the Scottish Co-investment Fund and the Scottish Venture Fund, which are partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); the Scottish Plastics Loan Fund and the Renewable Energy Investment Fund. SIB is also the cornerstone investor in the privately-managed Scottish Loan Fund and an investor in Rock Spring Venture’s Life Sciences Fund. These support Scotland’s SME funding market to ensure businesses with growth and export potential have adequate access to capital. SIB also provides a team of financial readiness specialists to help companies prepare for new investment and more easily access finance. See for more.

Catapult Venture Managers Ltd is a leading private equity fund manager with one of the largest investment teams in the Midlands operating from offices in Birmingham and Leicester. With £80m in Funds under its management Catapult seek equity investment opportunities from £200k to £2m in growing businesses. Contact details for Catapult are 0121 616 0180 (Birmingham), 0116 238 8200 (Leicester) or Catapult Venture Managers Ltd is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority.