Our personal view…


Mar 2018 | Simon Ward

Blogs are normally our opportunity to comment on market trends or developments and attempt to look at the implications for our clients and intermediary colleagues. We hope in this instance readers will allow us to look at a transaction a little closer to home…

As reported in the press, in our direct email contact and elsewhere on this website we are pleased to announce that we have joined forces with Begbies Traynor Group PLC (BTG). Springboard will become the national corporate finance arm of BTG operating under the Springboard brand. The senior team here remains unchanged and the partner group have all made long term commitments to the firm. Our clients and intermediary friends will see no change in our approach and operations.

What this combination does is give us the opportunity to develop our business with greater pace and to continue to provide the best service we can to clients. Over recent years we are proud of the growth in our team (now 15 strong); the development of UK office network and our international capability. We now have an opportunity to take this to the next level.

Springboard as a business has come a long way since 2005. We are hugely ambitious for what we can achieve in partnership with BTG. We will remain focussed on providing a senior led service; giving best advice and relentlessly focussing on what our clients need. We are grateful for the support we have had over the last twelve years but take nothing for granted as we launch into the next stage of our development.


"We spoke to a number of advisors before deciding to engage with Springboard. We felt that they had the required experience to look after us properly and were able to give us the personal attention we needed. We are delighted that the results vindicated our choice and would not hesitate to recommend their services."
David ShepheardIndecs Computer Services
"Springboard promised a partner led service and a professional sales process. They delivered on both counts, provided sound advice throughout the transaction and demonstrated considerable commitment to achieving a successful outcome."
Mike GallacherFirst Milk
"The sale of Portman was a complex transaction, Springboard provided excellent support to the institutional and management shareholders throughout the process. Their practical, partner led advice was invaluable in delivering a successful outcome."
Daryl CohenVision Capital
"Springboard provided us with outstanding support throughout the process of raising new investment. They showed great empathy with management and shareholders, yet were also tough enough on us all to drive us through the process. Their communication and negotiation style was outstanding."
Andy ReevesMuddy Boots Software
"We are indebted to Springboard for their professional and dedicated work in successfully bringing the two companies together. Their experience proved invaluable in addressing the complex negotiations whilst allowing the management team to focus on continuing to grow the business. I am in no doubt that Springboard saved us time and energy, reduced our stress, and worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome."
Brian McCluskieTollblend
"Springboard provided excellent technical support, leading us through the complexities of the deal and providing hands on pragmatic advice throughout. Their knowledge of the institutional buyer was invaluable in smoothing the way to a successful outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Springboard."
Simon DickinsonWorking on Wellbeing
“Springboard delivered exactly what they promised – a refinancing deal on our terms and in a timely manner. We are delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Springboard."
Chris DavisDunlop Systems and Components
“The transaction would simply not have been possible without Springboard’s expertise and support over many months. They offered insightful advice every step of the way, from structuring a sensible offer, testing the deal logic, navigating the tricky parts of the negotiation and providing active guidance on fund-raising.  I am happy to give them a five-star recommendation.”
Rod Roberts-DearDearnleys and Pentel
“Springboard delivered a professional, partner led service.  They showed a detailed understanding of all aspects of the transaction and worked hard to ensure the expectations of Livingbridge and our fellow shareholders were exceeded.”
Louise KingstonLivingbridge
“We have worked with Springboard since completing the management buy-out in 2008.  They are highly reactive and have been instrumental in developing my business.  I see them as a trusted business partner and would have no hesitation in recommending them”
Chris KisbyEasy Autocentres