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    Ashby House

    Ashby House supports business accelerators, incubators and growth organisations by providing a complete programme of training and business support. Over the last seven years our team has worked with over 400 early stage businesses from High-Tech to Bio‑Tech and from Satellite Propulsion to Waste Management. Our clients tell us that we have helped raise over £50m of early stage investment, created or protected over 5,000 jobs and increased total revenue of those companies by over £100m a year

Our Team

Each an independently successful executive and entrepreneur, our team is uniquely skilled to support your organisation, mixing commercial experience and grass roots knowledge of industry. For the majority of us, growing a business from start-up to in excess of £100m followed by a successful exit is something we have personally experienced. We package all of that know how for you and your organisation.

 

Ben Partridge

Ben Partridge

Ben has spent over 30 years in the IT and telecoms industry. During the 1990s he developed... Read more

Howard Sarna

Howard Sarna

Howard is an Angel investor with hands-on engagement with investee businesses... Read more

Guy Van Zwanenberg

Guy Van Zwanenberg

Guy is a Chartered Director and Chartered Accountant with extensive commercial and... Read more

Neil Muttock

Neil Muttock

Neil Muttock has over 30 years’ experience in managing and commercialising of new... Read more

Colin Coghlan

Colin Coghlan

Colin is a successful angel investor who demystifies what an angel investor looks for in a... Read more

Mark Glenister

Mark Glenister

Mark is a solicitor who specialises in corporate finance and company commercial work... Read more

Andrea Breraton

Andrea Breraton

A former director at Weatherbys she successfully led a turnaround activity for Weatherbys GSB Ltd... Read more

Rick Salmon

Rick Salmon

Rick is an American who has lived in Scandinavia for over 25 years. He has extensive... Read more

Services

Ashby House provides a complete support service; Because we understand the needs of business accelerators, incubators and growth organisations are unique, our clients are free to take advantage of all our services or a selection. Our offering includes:

Workshops, Training Courses, One-on-One Support

We offer workshops or training courses or one on one support for individual companies, covering the following areas:

  • Company finance
  • Commercial law
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Communication skills
  • Raising of investment
  • Intellectual Property Exploitation
  • Employing staff

Full management of Investor events:

  • Use of our own network of active angel investors
  • Location
  • Catering
  • Logistics

We take no fee or percentage from any investment raised from one of our events, nor will any of our team solicit paid work or fees from any of the companies we support

Early Businesses

Ashby House unfortunately does not support companies directly but only as part of a business incubator or accelerator programme.  If you are an early stage business here are some organisations that you may want to look at for business support:

 

Case Studies

SPACE LAUNCHPAD

Ashby House was challenged to create an Investor Readiness Programme for the Harwell Space Launchpad II, where any participants would: Receive match funding, establish a sound business case and investment programme, and be incorporated into the Space Cluster for long term support and success.

All companies showed an improvement with and average performance gain of 32%.

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OXFORD SPACE SYSTEMS

Oxford Space Systems (OSS) is bringing to market a new generation of deployable structures for Space that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than existing products. Part of a new wave of small, agile businesses transforming the Space sector, it is unusual in its focus on satellite hardware – historically an expensive sector for small firms to break into. OSS is attracting interest from leading satellite manufacturers in Europe and the US because of its use of innovative materials and agile approach to product development.

OSS is now expanding its team in order to develop its product portfolio, and has just raised £1.2 million in a new funding round led by existing seed investor Longwall Ventures.

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Client Testimonials

A client

....it was an invaluable course, more SMEs/start-ups should attend.

A client

Web Developer / Apple

….well-constructed - well presented - highly informative

A client

….valuable insight on how to prepare an elevator pitch, financials, business and operational plans for investors’ presentation.

A client

….life changing… I have had people come up to me at lunch and congratulate me on the quality of my talk

A client

..I have attended many courses and presentations over the years. This course is one of the very best.

A client

..The most useful seminar I have attended in the past 10 years.

A client

..I was impressed at the material delivered, this will help greatly in our pursuits for investment

A client

..It was absolutely brilliant! Excellent content and delivered with humour and clarity

The management consultants who have been there and done it!

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