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Chris Roberts

July 2, 2021

A delicate balancing act in medical device manufacturing…

This month Polestar has been looking at ESG and environmental sustainability for medical device manufacturers is moving up the agenda….

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

Bitten by the bug: the next novel super food?

When I think of the word ‘super food’, products like avocados, kale, and broccoli are ones that come to mind….

Anusheh Khan

April 22, 2021

Where have all the building supplies gone?

Introducing Project Shed Here at Polestar, we’re always interested in speaking to new clients and supporting new transactions. Sometimes, the…

Richard Hall

March 24, 2021

People Value – Case Study

People Value is a well-performing Human Capital Management (HCM) business built on a solid technology platform, with quality recurring revenues…

Chris Roberts

March 24, 2021

Polestar Propels People Value and Ethos with senior debt growth facility

Polestar, the full-service Corporate Finance boutique, has successfully advised Ethos Partners and Management on a debt raise through Harwood Capital to…

Richard Hall

March 24, 2021

Polestar Pilots People Value to a Successful Exit

Polestar, the full-service Corporate Finance boutique, is pleased to announce the successful sale of People Value, the employee recognition and reward…

Bhavik Borkhatria

February 22, 2021

2021 digital health predictions – an expert’s view

Technology advancements in healthcare are always an exciting topic with there being significant untapped potential to improve health ecosystems globally….

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 29, 2021

COVID drives e-learning growth

It is well documented that learning providers must now deliver courses online. According to a report by Future Market Insights…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

A slice of equity for debt at Pizza Express

PizzaExpress has announced its 2019 which show a pre-pandemic loss of £350m as it combats high interest costs. This debt…

Oliver Hoade

January 28, 2021

3 Reasons additive manufacturing will boom in 2021

Additive manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D printing, is a transformative approach to industrial production that enables the creation of…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 28, 2021

What’s next for remote working?

The pandemic has meant that many businesses have been forced to adopt different working models, largely in the form of…

Chris Roberts

January 28, 2021

COVID driving innovation in manufacturing….

In a similar way that COVID-19 has forced a new work from home dynamic, for many in the business services…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

China – Opportunity and caution

China presents British firms with almost unlimited opportunity, but that opportunity is fraught with difficulty and requires very careful navigation….

Mihir Shah

January 27, 2021

When will you dine out again?

As lockdown continues, restaurants have had to innovate to generate cash and remind consumers their brand is still alive. How?…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

What does the spending review mean for your manufacturing business?

The chancellor’s spending review was set out last week and with the significant government expenditure since March it was arguably…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 27, 2020

Three reasons live chat can help you grow your business

I was extremely surprised to learn that  live chat had been around since the 1970s, especially given that the adoption…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

5 Technology and Software Trends Impacting Healthcare 2021

Prior to Covid-19, technology-driven change in Healthcare was arguably the biggest trend impacting the industry with artificial intelligence (AI), the…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

How do retail business adapt to the new norm?

Covid has become the catalyst for significant change with the pandemic applying more pressure to the already struggling high street….

Bhavik Borkhatria

October 22, 2020

Thriving through innovation

It has been over 6 months since Covid-19 was first reported in Europe and with certainty on a viable vaccine,…

Charlie Whelan

August 3, 2020

CBILS and beyond

Businesses need cash at the moment whatever their shape, size or background. The old adage that cash is king has…

Chris Roberts

May 29, 2020

Energy & Positivity in the face of adversity…..

Given the circumstances that have impacted people, friends, family and businesses around the globe, you can’t fail to admire the…

Charlie Whelan

April 29, 2020

IMF’s view on world growth

The COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting high and rising human costs worldwide, and the necessary protection measures are severely impacting economic…

Chris Roberts

April 29, 2020

Prior planning and preparation prevents… Poor performance

It is clear that bars, pubs, restaurants could be some of the last consumer facing businesses to exit the government…

Sandy Ritchie

April 29, 2020

Debt only MBO secures optimal result for both vendors and management

In March Polestar announced the completion of the Management Buyout (MBO) for Dryad Group, which provided an excellent result for…

Bhavik Borkhatria

April 27, 2020

Adaptation – the key to trading through COVID-19

As we all know, technology has been fundamental to businesses in adapting to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Government restrictions continue to…

Richard Hall

March 30, 2020

CBILS – Banks rightly under fire?

The press last week picked up a few examples of high rates and onerous terms being attached to a few…

Bhavik Borkhatria

March 18, 2020

New support for your owner-managed business, including Business Interruption Loans of up to £5m… #CBILS

Covid-19 is likely to continue to dominate the headlines, with Europe and the US following China in national isolation as…

Charlie Whelan

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020

Here is a note that we sent to Sequoia founders and CEOs  earlier this week to provide guidance on how…

Oliver Hoade

February 27, 2020

Debt only buy-out maximises return for exiting shareholders and management team

Polestar has completed a Management Buyout (MBO) for Dryad Group, which provided an excellent result for both the vendors (securing…

Oliver Hoade

February 27, 2020

Coronavirus’ threat to the global supply chain

The seemingly inexorable advance of coronavirus across the planet has reached new heights in the last week; Iran and Italy…

Richard Hall

November 8, 2019

Will a Capital Gains Tax rise be used to help fund the parties’ spending pledges?

Recent election spending promises from all sides have prompted some discussion here at Polestar as to how these are all…

Charlie Whelan

June 13, 2019

Rethinking supply chains in a time of uncertainty

So many of Polestar’s clients share the confusion over Brexit and supply chains.  So, I thought I would see what…

Bhavik Borkhatria

May 7, 2019

A potential domino effect?

The headlines often remind us that UK Social Care faces significant pressures with the lack of funding exerting financial burdens…

Richard Hall

April 25, 2019

Food for thought on successful £20 million debt raise

Polestar is pleased to announce the completion of a £20m debt refinancing for Produce World Group Limited. The funds are…

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