Forvus Sold to RM Plc

Background Forvus is a leading supplier of statistical and data management services to the Government sector with a turnover of £3 million.  The company was founded in 1985 and has a wealth of experience in data management, dissemination, statistical analysis and web based information systems. Major clients include The Teachers Training Agency and The Department of Education and Skills. Having met at a seminar ran by ICON (in conjunction with ... read more

Primal Pictures Fundraising

Background In March 1991 a computer graphics pioneer Chris Briscoe met an award winning documentary film maker Laurie Wiseman.  The result of this meeting was the formation of Primal Pictures and their aim was to create a complete and medically accurate 3D model of the human anatomy. Chris and Laurie went on to produce Cad-Cam models of the human anatomy, mapping out and modeling every anatomical structure in 3D and ... read more

Optical Medical Devices Fundraising

Background Late in the Autumn of 1999 Neil Lethby, former CFO of Bookham received a call from an ex colleague Kevin Ford. Kevin wanted to build a fabrication foundry to produce bespoke micro components for the optoelectronics industry).  At the time optoelectronics was one of the fast-growing markets within the microelectronics sector and demand for the tiny devices was soaring.  Kevin had just left Bookham where he had been Vice ... read more