Going for gold: Welsh businesses cashing in on sporting success
It’s been an amazing summer of sport. Wales made the semis at
Euro 2016, Andy Murray won Wimbledon for a second time and Welsh
athletes are joining colleagues from across the UK as part of Team
GB at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio this month.
All that sporting prowess has a trickle down affect to the
general public, consumers become excited about sport and keeping
fit and that offers a significant business opportunity to companies
inclined to invest in the fitness pound. Here are a few examples of
companies we’ve worked with who are succeeding on the back of sport
Linebreak UK, Cardiff
Physiotherapist Dean Conwy secured the licence to sell Linebreak’s
exclusive compression garments in the UK. Dean has worked with a
number of sports stars as the England Cricket Team physio,
including co-investor England batsman Joe Root. Working with us
he’s been able to buy more stock and expand his sales team.
Linebreak UK now supplies the Wales football squad, Liverpool FC,
and a number of cricket and rugby stars.
Uprise VSI, Upperboat - Rhondda Cynon Taf
We supported Uprise Marketing in their acquisition of online
payment experts VSI. The merged firm works with a number of big
sporting clients providing a range of services from website
management, ticket payment solutions and marketing. Among their
customers are the Cardiff Blues rugby union team and NFL team the
Great Escape and Fitness, Welshpool -
Husband and wife team Christopher and Stacey Greatorex secured a
micro loan of £25,000 to transform Welshpool’s Art Deco cinema in
to a gym and spa. In 2015 the Great Escape and Fitness team won the
Powys Business Awards Start-up of the Year category. Their gym is a
haven for those seeking to work out in beautiful surroundings in
mid-Wales alongside those who prefer to unwind in the spa.
We’ve worked with countless sport-focused business over the
years. We’ve financed business acquisitions, property upgrades and
new premises, as well as enabling new and established firms to
expand with finance for extra staff or working capital. We can
invest from £1000 up to £3 million across our ten business
If you’re looking for funding help for your business please get
in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
calling 0800 587 4140.