The Business Investors Group since it was formed in September 1997 has invested in excess of £25 million. Below are some testimonials of Investments carried out by members of BiG.
Eclipse Translations Ltd is a translation company that specialises in translating legal, financial, medical, technical, commercial and defence-related documents in a secure environment. It also provides interpreting services and language training. It was incorporated in December 1996 and rapidly grew into the largest translation company in the Northern half of the UK.
The original company was started by Tony Smith and Steve Binks in 2001 with the aim of providing quality products into niche audio market-sectors. Both directors had considerable experience of the markets, and realised that it was an opportune time to sell better products than the established suppliers.
Eight years on and the BIG investment in Perfiliate (sold for an undisclosed sum as Buy.at to AOL in February 2008) remains the group’s most successful syndicated investment ever. The BIG investors took the plunge into an uncertain dotcom marketplace in 2000 and have reaped the returns!
The Business Investors Group (BiG) has been behind me and my i-snapshot team since its sales-management package was a twinkle in my eye two years ago. Since then, BiG investors have seen their initial investment of £200k reap the rewards of growth and a second chance to invest.
Arjuna Technologies Ltd (ATL) is a world leading innovator in reliable, large-scale distributed systems and has built an international reputation for delivering mission-critical products to global software vendors. After four years of intensive development the Company has just launched its latest product, Arjuna Agility™ (Agility) targeted at the Cloud Computing market.