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York, East Riding, North Yorkshire Investment Case Studies

Case Study: Elcocks

Posted 1st July 2016

Elcocks is a long established York business which sells, hires and repairs power tools to the trade. Its 700-strong customer base includes Shepherd Group, Portakabin, City of York Council and Network Rail.

Case Study: Bon Coeur Fine Wines 

Posted 1st February 2016

Bon Coeur Fine Wines is an independent wine merchant founded in London in 1994 by Yorkshireman James Goodhart. He relocated the business back to his homeland in 2008.

Case Study: Stashmetrics

Posted 1st January 2016

Stashmetrics helps brands to harness the power of social media. It has developed software that provides insights for marketing professionals, increasing the impact of their budgets and saving them time.

Case Study: Renu-TPS

Posted 1st January 2016

York-based Renu-TPS has created the Cre-8 Temporary Paint System, which works like permanent paint but can be easily removed with a non-solvent gel without leaching or damaging the underlying surface.

Case Study: Cultivating Solutions

Posted 1st May 2015

Driffield-based Cultivating Solutions develops and manufactures innovative cultivation equipment designed to increase crop yield and therefore profitability.

Case Study: ProFound Mining

Posted 1st April 2015

ProFound Mining, based in Hinderwell, North Yorkshire, has been providing bespoke software solutions to the mining sector worldwide for 25 years.

Case Study: Bridgeton Steel Structures

Posted 1st January 2015

Bridgeton Steel Structures (BSS), based at Elvington near York, uses its own computer-aided design (CAD) software to design lightweight, steel-framed building systems, ranging from standard industrial units to architecturally-driven solutions.

Case Study: Wold Top Brewery

Posted 1st January 2015

The Mellor family has farmed 600 acres on the Yorkshire Wolds for generations but diversified into beer when traditional revenue streams declined. Its award-winning beers, produced from a converted barn, include Wold Top Bitter and the award-winning Wold Gold.

Case Study: Concepta

Posted 1st August 2014

Concepta is a start-up company in the process of developing a new all-in-one device for pregnancy and fertility testing. It received early-stage investment from Finance Yorkshire, an angel syndicate organised by Diagnostic Capital, and the Angel CoFund, totalling £2.3million.

Case Study: Qwiddle 

Posted 1st August 2014

An innovative online money management tool for children to learn with their parents about budgeting, saving and spending money in a digital age.

Case Study: Cooltec Services (York) Ltd

Posted 1st January 2014

Cooltec Services (York) Limited specialises in the supply and installation of air conditioning and refrigeration technology. With over twenty years’ experience, the company is an accredited Mitsubishi supplier and installer. 

Case Study: Chameleon Technology Ltd

Posted 1st November 2013

Founded by Directors Gary Martin and Mike Woodhall in 2010, the company is based at its head office in Follifoot, near Harrogate, where its range of in-house displays are designed exclusively by the in-house team, with global operations in Hong Kong and Sydney. 

Case Study: Duncan Renewables

Posted 1st September 2013

York-based Duncan Renewables began life as a traditional plumbing business, run by Stuart Duncan. He was joined three years ago by brother Mark who left his corporate career after spotting the potential for the firm to expand into the installation of renewable energy systems. 

Case Study: Damson

Posted 1st August 2013

Founded by CEO James Talbot, York-based Damson Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of high quality portable speakers. 

Case Study: Integral IT

Posted 1st July 2013

Integral IT Services Limited has grown steadily at a rate of 20 per cent per year since its formation in 2006 by Managing Director Jonathan Edwards. 

Case Study: Vizzihome

Posted 1st April 2013

Kevin Hollinrake and Jeremy Ward, both 49, established property intelligence company, Vizzihome, in 2009 when the pair identified a gap in the property sector for strong market intelligence. 

Case Study: Healthcare House

Posted 1st February 2013

Skipton-based Healthcare House provides information and advice on a wide range of healthcare issues as well as supplying medical consumables and equipment across the UK. 

Case Study: Peratech

Posted 1st July 2012

Innovative technology business Peratech, which has its headquarters in Brompton on Swale near Richmond, is the world leader in Quantum Tunnelling Composite technology, which was invented by David Lussey, Chief Technical Officer.  

Case Study: Green Screen Productions Ltd

Posted 1st June 2012

Green Screen Productions Ltd (GSPL), based in Bubwith, near Selby is a production and production services company that has a large green screen facility.

Case Study: ALA IB

Posted 1st March 2012

ALA IB is a North Yorkshire GAP insurance provider working with personal and corporate clients. The company’s success selling and brokering insurance products has seen it become the largest online supplier of GAP insurance to corporate and retail sectors in the UK. ALA IB has also started selling truck, tractor and plant GAP insurance. 

Case Study: Save9

Posted 1st March 2012

Leading internet technology service provider Save9 is the first business in Scarborough to receive an investment from Finance Yorkshire. Save9 provides expert technical services and solutions including web development, telecoms and ‘cloud computing’ - a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process business applications and data. Clients include Dale Power Solutions and all five West Yorkshire Councils.

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