The British Design Fund (The “Fund”) supports enterprise and innovation in the UK by investing in, and supporting, early stage, well designed, product businesses.

The Fund works with extraordinary entrepreneurs with scalable products who are ready to accelerate growth and build long term value and thriving stand-out businesses.


The Fund is supported by a team with strong retail, product and investment experience.  The Fund is managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP and supported by Twenty20 Mentoring which gives it access to valuable sector specific expertise in order to research, identify, invest in and help to accelerate early stage UK based companies in the product design and manufacturing sector.

The Fund seeks to work with innovative product companies that with funding and support have the potential to be successful in the marketplace, whether in retail or through other channels.  It is important that the products are designed with the user in mind, to solve a problem that really matters and fulfils a clear need.


If you would like to apply to the British Design Fund then please complete the online application form or email us for more information at  To learn more about the Fund criteria and what we are looking for, please click here.


The British Design Fund is managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with firm reference number 565716. Twenty20 Mentoring provide the market expertise to identify and accelerate the growth of each investee company. Twenty20 Mentoring Limited is not a FCA authorised firm and will not be providing any investment services or undertaking any regulated activities in connection with the Fund.

To learn more about our team click here.