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Funding for Growth

For ambitious growth orientated businesses securing suitable growth funding remains one of the biggest challenges.

75% of Scale Ups use external funding to fuel their growth plans
54% of SME’s sought external finance in last 12 months
56% of funding applications are to ease working capital constraints whilst only 9% are for expansion

Common Problems

Lack of funding is increasingly a key reason why many businesses fail to scale and yet the correlation between those that secure the appropriate funding and their rates of growth is high. Businesses that can’t access the right funding mix, as and when they need it, are unlikely to grow significantly.

By way of example, 75% of Scale Ups use external funding to fuel their growth plans.

Sadly many businesses lack the detailed knowledge of the different types of both debt and equity funding that are available. They consequently struggle to understand how to position themselves in order to make themselves attractive to those types of investors or lenders.



Another major challenge facing businesses seeking investment, and/or borrowing, is that they fail to demonstrate the necessary financial controls and commercial acumen to reassure the lenders/investors that they are a credible borrower. The importance of having high quality, timely financial information and a real grasp of the organisation’s financial KPI’s cannot be overstated.

Much of this revolves around the financial acumen of the leadership team and evidence suggests that 90% of investors think the quality of the management team is the single most important non-financial factor when evaluating an investment.


Tool Kit

In addition to leveraging all of their strategic and commercial acumen the team at Chalkhill Blue regularly utilise a range of world-class tools and techniques to ensure that clients  develop the necessary strategy, structure and reporting to be able to access suitable growth funding.

Working Capital Analysis

McKinsey’s 7 Degrees

Cash Flow Forecasting

How We Help

We help you create not only clarity and focus, but more importantly we specialise in helping you develop and implement a winning plan.




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What Our Clients Say About Us

Having helped 1000s of businesses and leadership teams, we think they’re best placed to tell you about the impact we’ve had…

We now have a clear sense of direction in terms of where we’re going, why we’re going there and what we need to do in order to achieve our goals

MD, Construction Business

The real deal…. They bring very sharp intellect tempered with amazing practicality

Founder, Energy Consultancy

They are a real asset to my business

CEO, Digital Marketing Agency

We’ve managed to achieve so much more in a short period of time

MD, Care Home Group

We’re on target to achieve an 80% rise in turnover

MD, Landscaping Business

One of the best things I’ve done for my business is to work with Chalkhill Blue

MD, IT Recruitment

Working with Chalkhill Blue has empowered us as business owners to dare to think bigger and better, giving us the confidence to make big decisions

Director, Industrial Tapes Business

Their sensible and practical approach to what business owners see as the “big issues”, breaks down those barriers and really helps those businesses achieve their full potential

MD, Regional Accountancy Practice

Sharp business acumen, remarkable strategic agility and a genuine bias for action & getting things done

MD, HR Transformation Practice

They instinctively understand the business of business. They have an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a problem and grasp detail. I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Director, Transport Consultancy

Our business has been transformed from a family firm to a performance business, with turnover up by 100% and net profits quadrupling.

Director, E-Learning Business

Chalkhill Blue are sharp, entrepreneurial and strategic. I would not hesitate in recommending them

MD, International Media & Events Business

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