DropJaw advises Connectus on Accelerate Growth with YouCloud Acquisition

DropJaw are thrilled to have advised Connectus on their latest acquisition. Connectus announced the successful acquisition of YouCloud Solutions Ltd., which strengthens a fantastic start to 2021 for Connectus as it continues to build its client base and service capability across the North of England. This strategic acquisition accelerates the company's desire to be one of the North’s leading IT…

New Recovery Loan Scheme launches today

This year's UK Budget in March 2021 saw the Government announce the Recovery Loan Scheme, a new debt finance programme that launches today, 6 April 2021. The programme is scheduled to run until 31 December 2021, subject to review. The new scheme aims to help businesses affected by Covid-19 and can be used for any legitimate business purpose, including managing…

DropJaw Ventures earns Business Elite Award 2020

SME-News-Q4-2020-Sep20001Download DropJaw Ventures' decades of experience have been recognised and rewarded by leading industry magazine SME News. DropJaw has been named the winner of the Best Business Advisory of the Year for 2020 in the annual Business Elite Awards. “For the next 12 months, we will focus on increasing our performance and returns. We expect that to slow slightly but…

4Roads calls on DropJaw to deliver life-saving NHS app

When a doctor and his business-savvy brother realised the NHS needed a better way for hospital staff to communicate, they turned to digital agency, 4Roads. And when 4Roads needed a reliable non-executive board member, it turned to DropJaw Ventures’ business guru CEO, Roy Shelton, who analysed the business and agreed to support the agency with its growth agenda. Director at…

DropJaw invests in project to revolutionise UK schools

DropJaw Ventures Group has made a significant equity investment into emerging edtech leader GLUU to help disrupt the edtech industry and bring its vision of a ‘blended’ learning experience to the market. The level of investment remains confidential but has been complemented by securing additional fundraising from various private investors and ongoing non-executive director support from DropJaw Managing Partner Roy…

Podcast: Are SMEs getting government funds?

Episode Three: After another week of often confusing information about Government Funds available to SMEs, DropJaw Managing Partner Roy Shelton brings us the view from out there in the field, and tells us how this is playing out in the real world.

Podcast: How are SMEs faring during lockdown?

Episode Two: Like everyone else in the UK, the DropJaw team is now working remotely. Meanwhile, the wheels of business and industry have to keep turning, so DropJaw continues to work with its broad network of clients, contacts and financial sources. Which means DropJaw is perfectly placed to give us an overview of the environment in which UK SMEs find…

Expansion for Connectus following second NPIF loan

Superfast broadband and cybersecurity provider and DropJaw Ventures portfolio company Connectus has received a second round of funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and FW Capital Debt Finance. Connectus provides full fibre optic connectivity and end user managed services including VOIP, data storage and cyber security. The company works from offices in Doncaster and Salford with a host…

Podcast: SMEs must survive and thrive during Covid-19

Like everyone else in the UK, the DropJaw team is now working remotely. Meanwhile, the wheels of business and industry have to keep turning, so DropJaw continues to work with its broad network of clients, contacts and financial sources. Which means DropJaw is perfectly placed to give us an overview of the environment in which UK SMEs find themselves during…

UK Budget 2020: Entrepreneur highlights

Last week's UK budget was a dramatic occasion, with a brand-new Chancellor of the Exchequer faced with the world's biggest global challenge since the Second World War just weeks into his new post. There was a lot to digest, so we've flagged up a few points which may be of particular interest to the SME and entrepreneur communities. Budget 2020:…