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Why it’s time to invest in the creative industries

Why it’s time to invest in the creative industries

Date: Jul 22 2021

Investing in creativity and innovation is core to the work we do, here at British Design Fund. Which is why we were interested to hear that Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation have joined forces to publish a major new report ‘The... READ MORE

Koalaa secures the backing of British Design Fund

Koalaa secures the backing of British Design Fund

Date: May 20 2021

London-based soft prosthetics company, Koalaa, is celebrating after securing investment from British Design Fund (BDF), to help bring its innovative prosthetics to children and adults across the UK and beyond. BDF works with ambitious British startups... READ MORE

Lutra Marine’s environmentally friendly dredging solution secures seed investment

Lutra Marine’s environmentally friendly dredging solution secures seed investment

Date: Apr 07 2021

Lutra Marine has received investment from the British Design Fund to bring its patented environmentally friendly dredging technology to market. Lutra’s technology solves a huge problem within the dredging sector around how to maintain harbours and ports... READ MORE

Creative Growth Finance partners with British Design Fund 3 to support UK design businesses

Creative Growth Finance partners with British Design Fund 3 to support UK design businesses

Date: Mar 31 2021

Creative Growth Finance, the specialist lender for the creative industries, is partnering with the British Design Fund on their recently launched Fund 3, expanding an investment approach that champions and supports the UK’s creative businesses. The British... READ MORE

What to look for this year when investing in product

What to look for this year when investing in product

Date: Mar 25 2021

How has the landscape changed after lockdown for product design and manufacturing start-ups? What questions should investors be asking and how can businesses position themselves best to exploit the “uncoiling of the economic spring” which... READ MORE

Wilkinson Family Office commits to British Design Fund 3

Wilkinson Family Office commits to British Design Fund 3

Date: Mar 19 2021

The Wilkinson Family Office (AHWL) has made a major commitment to British Design Fund 3 (BDF3), which opened to investors in February 2021. AHWL previously backed the 2nd British Design Fund (BDF2) in 2020, as the office was keen to support early-stage... READ MORE

British Design Fund launches Fund 3

British Design Fund launches Fund 3

Date: Mar 03 2021

So there’s light at the end of the tunnel – and this time it’s not another express train coming at us full pelt. What a time for Britain’s growing band of innovators, entrepreneurs and designers, who have had the last twelve months to come up with... READ MORE

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