Businesses Raising Finance

Looking to raise finance and want to explore all the options?
In Crisis? – Don’t know which way to turn next? – Need Help?
Credit Crunch Worries? – Concerned for the future?
Want to explore opportunities to implement best practice to help your business ‘Survive and Thrive’?
General Overview – Business Health Check? Missed opportunities?
Or perhaps just needing a third party confirmation that the right processes and procedures are in place

Looking to explore opportunities for growth and development?

Turning Point Investments (TPI) principally works with SME businesses in the East Midlands requiring financial and/or managerial support to achieve their business plan objectives to help them achieve their longer term high growth potential.

In the current economic conditions we are specifically keen on focussing on fundamentally sound business models which are cash constrained requiring further investment with a view to preserving jobs now whilst providing a platform for business growth as conditions improve to realise the business potential.

TPI endeavours to secure investment funds in partnership with individuals together with banks, businesses, and other local support agencies and professional advisers.

In addition to standard due diligence work, applicant businesses are required to pitch to an investment panel, similar to Dragons Den but without the obvious added stress for the potential investee that comes with the requirements of making an entertainment show for television! Importantly though this is a good opportunity for investors to have a good look at the management and vice-versa as successful investments are generally those with a strong two way relationship.

Pitches are expected to be precise with transparent clarity of their current trading position together with a clear 5 year business plan to demonstrate long term profitable growth post investment – TPI will normally meet with you beforehand to review the presentations to ensure that they are suitably robust for investor interrogation to enable investors to be able to determine clear decisions.

TPI does not offer investment advice – prospective investors are entering in to private equity investments which carry their own individual opportunities for reward as well as risk. Investors are also invited to undertake their own due diligence either as individuals or as part of Turning Point Investments LLP.

TPI works with investors who have both successful commercial experience and capital to invest – there are often opportunities for investors to both take equity stakes together with some form of management input either as a non-executive or consultant.

Ultimately TPI, together with its partners and investors, seeks to identify companies with potential and to realise growth in shareholder value.

Investment Profiles

SME businesses seeking growth requiring either cash injection and/or professional/managerial expertise

SME businesses which are affected by the current economic conditions requiring either cash injection and/or professional/managerial expertise with the intention of preventing business failure with the resultant loss of jobs and at the same time nurturing either the core or salvageable parts of the business to enable profitable growth as the conditions improve.

Applicant businesses must be able to demonstrate that there is an investable future – in essence this is a Dragons Den opportunity for businesses whose future prospects might not be realised due either to lack of investment to fund growth or due to the risk of short term failure without the injection of either financial and/or managerial expertise.


If you are looking for finance for your business and you think we may be able to help – in the first instance please contact Tom Mawhood for an initial meeting to help understand the requirements and establish a suitable ‘Way Forward’.

Investment Readiness

As part of the process we will help ensure that you are ready for investment – this is a not an onerous exercise and there are emda funded bodies such as Connect Midlands who exist specifically to help businesses where required and which in some cases can also cover some of the costs of investment such as legal fees.

Key considerations though include – are you prepared not to own 100% of your business? – how much do you value your business at? – do you want any investor input, and how much are you prepared to pay for that? – this list is not exhaustive but designed merely to highlight some of the key areas.

In any event we will run through this with you when we first meet.