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I Want A Standing Desk – from uplifting idea to startup success

I Want A Standing Desk – from uplifting idea to startup success

Date: Nov 08 2020

Entrepreneur Nick White from Lancashire and his company I Want A Standing Desk, was among the first early-stage product businesses to be backed by the British Design Fund. The company designs, manufactures and sells height adjustable standing desks and since... READ MORE

NeXgen Plumbing Products Launches in the UK

NeXgen Plumbing Products Launches in the UK

Date: Oct 15 2020

NeXgen Plumbing Products, who received seed investment from the British Design Fund, has officially launched in the UK with its range of innovative drain and fill valves. It has been quite an emotional journey for NeXgen founder, Martin Sach, having originally... READ MORE

Our second Virtual Roadshow (video)

Our second Virtual Roadshow (video)

Date: Jul 23 2020

It was our pleasure to welcome wealth managers, investors and advisors along to BDF’s second Virtual Roadshow. As well as finding out more about British Design Fund and why we are backing innovative British product businesses, the interactive event... READ MORE

AHWL backs the British Design Fund

AHWL backs the British Design Fund

Date: Jul 19 2020

AHWL, the family office for the Wilkinson family, is backing British product start-ups and using its Wilkinson Future fund to invest in the upcoming British Design Fund 2.  They will also be appointing a board member to join the investment committee.... READ MORE

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Virtual roadshow (video)

Date: Jul 17 2020

It was our pleasure to host our first virtual roadshow on 16 July and our thanks go to everyone who joined us. For anyone who was unable to attend but would like to find out more, here is a recording of the session. Some great questions were put to the panel... READ MORE

Join our Virtual Roadshow

Join our Virtual Roadshow

Date: Jul 09 2020

If you are an investor, advisor, or wealth manager and are keen to learn more about the British Design Fund and why we believe now is a great time to back UK product start-ups, then please join us at one of our virtual roadshows being held through July.... READ MORE

Luke Johnson Backs British Design Fund

Luke Johnson Backs British Design Fund

Date: Jul 08 2020

Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur, investor and Sunday Times columnist, is investing in the British Design Fund and will be joining its Investment Panel. He is currently Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP, Chairman of Gail’s Artisan... READ MORE

British Design Fund welcomes new advisor

British Design Fund welcomes new advisor

Date: Dec 07 2019

British Design Fund (BDF) is delighted to welcome Andrew Clyne on board as specialist advisor. An experienced fund raiser, Andrew will be supporting BDF in liaising with institutional investors, wealth managers and investment groups who are interested... READ MORE

Calla Shoes – turning a pain point into profit

Calla Shoes – turning a pain point into profit

Date: Nov 21 2019

Entrepreneur Jennifer Bailey and her footwear brand Calla Shoes was one of the first early-stage product businesses to secure the backing of the British Design Fund. In just three years, Jennifer has turned an innovative idea into a profitable business... READ MORE

Meet the team – Damon Bonser, BDF co-founder

Meet the team – Damon Bonser, BDF co-founder

Date: Oct 11 2019

Damon Bonser is co-founder and CEO of British Design Fund (BDF), a company he launched in 2017 with the aim of supporting innovative and ambitious early stage product businesses. Here, Damon reveals all about why he’s so passionate about British product... READ MORE