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KnowledgeBrief provide leadership and management training designed for professionals from all sectors who want to take their business to the next level. Based in London, they offer Innovation Programmes, Capability Development courses, plus apprenticeships with outstanding success rates and an impressive client list. KnowledgeBrief return for a second raise after having secured a government contract - a huge milestone for them. They will use the funds for recruitment and marketing, as well as developing their office space.

Advance your business, advance your career

We founded KnowledgeBrief to help leaders and managers stay ahead of the game by accessing, sharing, and applying new ideas in business. This includes our Innovation Programmes, which tackle personal, team, and organisational performance. All clients receive access to our private Innovation Programme platform and knowledge imparted by academics and experts in respective fields. Topics are fresh and varied: for example, our next Innovation Day focuses on applying performance psychology in the workplace.

We also offer Capability Development courses, which can be tailored to each client's needs. We have CMI qualifications in leadership and management from the Chartered Management Institute. Our success speaks for itself: our research has shown that over 90% of clients take away new ideas to improve performance, and 70% saw productivity and personal development improve as a direct result of applying our teachings. Our client base includes various big names in business, such as British Gas, the AA, Virgin Media, and HSBC, to name a few.

We recently received government backing through the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the Crown Commercial Service. This marks an exciting time for us as we now require funds to go towards recruitment and marketing. In addition and to accommodate this growth, we will also put the money towards improving our office space.


Business keeps the raised amount even if target is not met.
Loan - product type
Tranche (1 of 2)
£ 186k
£ 154k
Estimated close date
Funded 5 months ago in 29 days

Where will the funds go?

Loan consolidation
Working capital

Key people

James Askew
Justin Gowen
Matthew Wolstenholme

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A. Sorry I am not sure I understand the question. The Company is current on everything and is just seeking consolidation of existing facilities and some working capital to enable significant growth as a Government provider of management and leadership apprenticeship programmes for which we already have a multi-million pound order book of contracted revenue.

A. Tax rebates relate to R&D Tax Credits for which the business qualifies. All other elements relate to tax affairs for which we use the advice of BDO/other ICAEW Accredited affiliates. The Company has been profitable for the last 5 years even before considering R&D claims.

A. There are two elements listed as the requirement of the loan: consolidation and working capital. The latter as well as the improved debt servicing profile will allow for recruitment etc.

A. The facility we took in March is an invoice finance facility not a loan. It is for £350k against our order book of £4m in contracted revenue. The loan listed here is also guaranteed by the Directors.

A. The Directors of KnowledgeBrief were involved with ITW Networks which enabled the business to form a substantial footprint into the Public Sector. Any incurred debt will be able to be offset against future tax liabilities against profit.

A. I am sorry I don't know the answer to this as C2F price it. It could be that it is a higher amount we are looking to raise?

A. Thank you - this year we will be close to double FY2017 and for 2019 we will triple this year with contracts already signed.

A. On our P&L report we have listed bank charges and factoring costs - we have several loans outstanding which we are looking to refinance with this campaign which will reduce our debt servicing

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London, UK

"Advance your business, advance your career"

13 years, 9 months
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81 / 100
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