Growth & Innovation Forum 2017



    ANGLE plc is a specialist medtech company listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market (AGL.L).

    ANGLE's lead product is the Parsortix micro-fluidic cell separation device, which can capture very rare circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in cancer patient blood – even when there is less than one CTC in one billion healthy cells. ANGLE secured CE Mark regulatory authorisation for the clinical market in December 2013 and FDA authorisation work is in progress.

    The primary application is the capture of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in patient blood for:

    ·         Early detection of cancer;

    ·         Personalised cancer treatment;

    ·         Monitoring of cancer patients during treatment; and

    ·         Post-treatment monitoring of cancer patients in remission.

  • Avacta (AVCT)

    Avacta’s focus is on its proprietary Affimer® platform technology, a novel engineered alternative to antibodies, that has wide application in diagnostics, therapeutics and research.

    Antibodies dominate markets worth more than $75bn despite their shortcomings. Affimer technology, based on a small, robust protein, can be quickly generated to bind with high specificity and affinity to a wide range of targets, addressing many of the limitations of antibodies.

    Avacta has a pre-clinical Affimer drug development programme with a focus on immuno-oncology as well as partnered development programmes. Avacta is commercialising non-therapeutic Affimer reagents through licensing to developers of research tools and diagnostics.

  • Bango

    Bango is the standard platform chosen by leading global stores to deliver mobile payments to everyone. As the next billion consumers adopt their first smartphone and look for universal payment methods, Bango will be there to unlock the world of apps, video, music, games and other content that brings those smartphones to life.

    Global stores plugging into the Bango Payment Platform include Amazon, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Bango also partners with leading payment providers around the world to drive new users and revenues through its industry-leading mobile payment solutions.

  • Bioventix

    Bioventix ( specialises in the development and commercial supply of high-affinity monoclonal antibodies for use in blood testing.  The superior antibodies created at Bioventix are generated in sheep and are used by its customers to facilitate improved diagnosistics for a broad range of conditions such as heart disease, fertility, thyroid function and drug abuse.  Bioventix currently supplies antibody products and services to the majority of multinational clinical diagnostics companies.  Bioventix is based in Farnham, UK and its shares are traded on AIM under the symbol BVXP.

  • CityFibre

    CityFibre is the national builder of Gigabit Cities and the largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure in the UK. It has major metro duct and fibre footprints in 40 cities across the UK and a national long distance network that connects these cities to major data-centres across the UK and to key peering points in London.

    The company has an extensive customer base spanning service integrators, enterprise and consumer service providers and mobile operators. Providing a portfolio of active and dark fibre services, CityFibre's networks address 28,000 public sites, 7,800 mobile masts, 280,000 businesses and 4 million homes.

  • CloudCall

    CloudCall is a software and unified communications business that has developed and provides a suite of cloud-based software and telephony products and services. CloudCall's products and services are aimed at enabling organisations to leverage their voice communications more effectively.
    The CloudCall suite of products allows companies to fully integrate their telephony systems into their existing CRM software, enabling calls to be made, recorded, logged and categorised from within the customer relationship management (CRM) system with detailed activity reports capable of being easily generated.
    At the end of June 2017, the Company had approximately 100 staff based predominantly in Leicester (UK) and Boston (US) and had approximately 20,200 users.
  • Collagen Solutions

    Collagen Solutions Plc (AIM:COS) is a global supplier, developer, and manufacturer of medical grade collagen, tissues, and other biomaterials for use in regenerative medicine, medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics and research. The company's expertise includes development and manufacturing of engineered tissue scaffolds and other biomaterials-based medical devices. These products are used in a wide variety of applications including orthopaedics, cardiovascular, dental, plastic surgery, wound healing, neurology and urology. Collagen Solutions also is developing several finished medical devices based on its internal and acquired biomaterials intellectual property for commercialisation with partners via licensing and distribution arrangements.

  • CyanConnode

    CyanConnode is a world leader in the design and development of Narrowband RF mesh networks that enable Internet of Things (IoT) communications. With a wealth of expertise and experience in smart technology, the Group provides customers with long-range, low-power, end-to-end networking solutions and high-performance applications that help them enhance service delivery, improve business efficiency and save energy.


  • Defenx

    Founded in 2009, Defenx is a fast-growing and profitable software company that offers a range of products for the mobile, PC and network security markets. Defenx security and protection software is priced competitively, fully featured and efficient (reduced use of memory, processing capacity and therefore power). Defenx's global distribution partners currently include 3Italia, Seagate Technology, Türk Telecom and Western Digital, amongst others including telecoms operators, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers. Defenx was admitted to trading on AIM on 3 December 2015.

  • Frontier IP Group

    Frontier IP specialises in assisting institutions and companies in the commercialisation and exploitation of their intellectual property. Our core business is building and growing a portfolio of equity stakes in spin-out companies by taking an active involvement in the commercialisation and funding of these businesses. Our approach is to grow value in our portfolio companies by not just advising but doing. In addition to providing strategic direction, our experienced team helps companies with a range of activities, usually those which are common points of failure and traditionally absent in early stage technology companies.

  • Instem

    Instem is a robust and profitable provider of IT applications and technology enabled services to life sciences R&D.  Instem helps clients to bring life enhancing products to market faster, with the potential for significant return on their investment.

    Instem’s solutions are essential to over 500 clients worldwide in areas such as:

    · Collection, analysis and reporting of complex scientific data
    · Compliance with regulatory submission requirements, including the FDA-mandated SEND initiative
    · Improving quality, consistency and efficiency of critical R&D processes and corresponding information             reporting
    · Generating new scientific insights through identification, extraction and analysis of actionable information

    Instem anticipates continued organic and acquisitive growth in a buoyant life sciences industry.

  • Jaywing

    Jaywing is an agency specialising in the application of data science in digital marketing, risk and customer servicing.

    It employs approximately 600 people in the UK and Australia, one of ten of which is an experienced data scientist. It has a blue chip client base with unusually high levels of recurring revenues.

    Increasingly, its focus is on developing data-led products to provide differentiation, fuel growth and increase margin.  Its ambition is to distribute its products internationally allowing it to gain access to faster growing and less competitive markets whilst continuing to grow its UK agency business.

  • LoopUp

    LoopUp (AIM: LOOP) is a premium remote meetings solution that makes it easier to collaborate in real time. Streamlined and intuitive, LoopUp anticipates the needs of business users, while delivering the quality, security and reliability required in the enterprise. LoopUp easily integrates with the common tools you use every day, like Outlook, and doesn’t offer features you don’t need or require training. Over 2000 enterprises worldwide, including Travelex, Kia Motors America, Planet Hollywood, National Geographic, and Subaru, trust LoopUp with their remote meetings.

  • Mirada (MIRA)

    Mirada plc is an AIM-quoted leading provider of products and services for global Digital TV Operators and Broadcasters. Founded in 2000 and led by Non-Executive Chairman Javier Casanueva and Group CEO José Luis Vázquez, Mirada’s core focus is on the ever-growing demand for TV Everywhere for which it offers a range of products, notably the ‘Iris’ multiscreen software platform, acclaimed by clients for incomparable flexibility and optimal time to market.

    Since its establishment, Mirada’s products and solutions have been deployed by some of the biggest names in broadcasting including Telefonica, Sky, Virgin Media, BBC, ITV and most recently with Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world. Mirada has also established partnerships with key players in the Digital TV world such as Conax and Ericsson.

    The Company prides itself on being a pioneer of Digital TV and is currently competing for most of the major live projects in Latin America, while also building a pipeline in the promising regions of Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe.

  • Nova Financial

    Nova Financial Group is an award winning and industry leading Property Investment and Financial Advisory service focussed on assisting clients to achieve financial freedom through direct property investment. Nova offers the breadth of experience and skills to combine most required property professional services into one place. It is a one stop shop for property focussed investors who want to outperform the market through clear strategy, intelligent asset selection, suitable leverage and effective management. Contact Nova Financial Group today on 0203 8000 600 to start achieving your property investment goals.



  • One pm Finance

    1pm plc is a specialist provider of finance facilities to the SME sector. It is the holding company for a group of established independent finance companies focused on providing SMEs with accessible funding to add value to their businesses. One pm Finance provides Lease Finance, Hire Purchase, and Business Loans up to £50,000, working with a network of leasing brokers to offer its customers a finance package tailored to suit their requirements. Academy Leasing has grown to become one of the UK’s leading providers of equipment, vehicle and invoice finance, whilst Bradgate Business Finance is a leading provider of Asset & Invoice finance for the Construction, Recycling & Haulage Industry including finance for plant, business equipment, trucks and vehicles.

  • Plastics Capital

    Plastics Capital is a niche manufacturer of specialist plastic products.  Applications for these products vary widely and examples include:
    - Packaging for the food manufacturing and distribution – films, sacks and pouches
    - Steering columns and instrument control knobs in the automotive industry –  plastic ball bearings
    - Hydraulic and industrial rubber hose manufacture – various types of plastic mandrel
    - Cardboard box manufacture – plastic creasing matrices
    Plastics Capital’s business model is based on understanding customers’ problems in depth, and then developing and mass producing proprietary, technical solutions for these problems.
    The business operates through two divisions, Films and Industrial, and has the majority of its production in six UK based factories, with a further three factories in Asia.  Approximately 45% of its £66 million sales are made outside the UK to more than 80 countries.
  • RedstoneConnect

    RedstoneConnect is focused on technologies that make real estate more efficient and businesses more effective. RedstoneConnect provides the infrastructure capabilities and software applications to deliver smart building and smart workspace solutions for commercial businesses, public sector organisations, real estate owners and managers.

    We achieve great results for our customers through the design and implementation of tailored infrastructure that enables a building’s operational technology to be integrated into a single platform; through the on-site management of our customers’ infrastructure and through innovative software solutions such as wayfinding platforms or those that help our customers analyse occupancy data making buildings more efficient.

  • TP Group

    TP Group is a UK based specialist services and engineering group. It designs and develops advanced technologies, engineers complex equipment and systems, and provides support throughout their operations life. Focusing on the equipment lifecycle, from design and development through integration, maintenance and support throughout life.  The company has built a strong reputation for quality, design and engineering and has developed a number of successful long-term relationships, including recent contract wins from the Ministry of Defence, Army HQ, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and GE Oil and Gas. 

  • WANdisco

    WANdisco is the world leader in Active Transactional Data Replication. WANdisco’s patented technology helps organisations meet the challenges of storage, performance and availability of data.

    WANdisco works with global companies, across all sectors to ensure their data, whether it is on-premise or cloud-based, is available consistently and reliably synchronized within and between data centres to give companies the insight they need. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as strategic partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, HP Enterprise, Microsoft Azure and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco stands for Wide Area Network Distributed Computing.

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