Business Plans

“Less than 1% of business plans submitted to business angels or venture capitalists will be successful in raising money.” John Mullins, The New Business Road Test. To help overcome these daunting odds, students at the world-renowned University of Bath School of Management recently had to make a pitch for venture capital financing to support their MBA business plans. The Claverton Entrepreneurship Competition, sponsored by ICON Corporate Finance, comes as a ... read more

Radiation Watch

London, UK – Radiation Watch announced today that Seven Spires Investments Limited has become a strategic investor in the company following the completion of a £450K seed funding round. The move provides a platform for Radiation Watch to complete the final stage of its ambitious product development programme and to release its first products to market. Founded in May 2003, Radiation Watch has developed a revolutionary solid state technology that ... read more

Tech Tour UK 2004 call for entries

After 15 successful events in other European countries the European Tech Tour Association is coming to the UK, touring Cambridge, London and Bristol from 30th June 2004 to 2nd July 2004. Their mission is to identify 25 technologies companies with the potential to significantly impact the European technology landscape and to introduce those companies to global technology leaders and UK, US and Asian venture capitalists. ICON's Alan Bristow has been ... read more

Alan Bristow joins top line up to speak at Sunday Times UK Business Week in June 2004

Alan Bristow, CEO of ICON Corporate Finance joins the impressive line-up of top UK advisers and industry leaders speaking at the Sunday Times UK Business Week in London to be held over two days in London on 8th and 9th June 2004. The Sunday Times in association with Business XL is organising an event to be hosted in London, targeted at companies with revenues of £5m plus. Mr Bristow will ... read more

Alan Bristow named No.1 UK specialist advisor for 2nd consecutive year

For the second consecutive year Alan Bristow has been named No. 1 UK specialist adviser for technology companies. It is a major accolade from respected business magazine Business XL. The No 1 ranking acknowledges that ICON is providing the best corporate finance advice to entrepreneurs of fast growing and emerging companies. CEO Alan Bristow, who is ranked 8th overall, is again delighted to have been included within the impressive line ... read more

ICON wins investment for broadband network company

London, UK, - Equinox Converged Solutions Ltd announced today that Apax Partners Funds have become a major investor in the company following the completion of an £11 million investment.   The move provides a platform for Equinox to build on its current position to become the premier London Public Services broadband supplier. In partnership with the London Grid for Learning, a consortium of all 33 London Boroughs, Equinox has designed ... read more

Projectlink Motivation – Marketing Services, sold to The Grass Roots Group Plc

ICON Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Projectlink Motivation on the recent sale of the company to The Grass Roots Group Plc. Following the acquisition, the combined group will have turnover of £115m and become the largest motivation and Incentive company in UK. Projectlink, founded in 1984 and based in Teddington, London, has grown rapidly in the last few years to become a major full-service motivation house. Its brands include ... read more

ICON backs University business plan competition

Ideas ranging from a new way to bond titanium to the creation of a student radio station are battling it out to win a university business plan contest. Eight fledgling firms started by students and staff at the University of the West of England (UWE) are vying for a prize worth £20,000 in its annual business plan contest. Yesterday the eight met their sponsors. Each one Business West, accountants Baker ... read more