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Sector: Food and Beverage - Hand roasted coffee shops.


Challenge: Raising cash to grow and differentiate in a competitive market that the banks and accountants did not understand. 


The BGI Effect.


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Asset growth.



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Value of the business.



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Turnover growth.



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Capital to buy assets and acquisitions. 



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Strategic acquisition.


Reason for Engaging BGI.



Joe O'Hara: Owner.


Alchemy was caught in a trap. The bank and accountants did not understand our sector or business model and they kept writing down the assets of our business and then refusing to allow us to borrow which in turn meant we could not make the investments to grow.

It was incredibly frustrating as we knew our vision was compromised.


BGI Approach.




BGI listened to our vision and delved deep into our business model and frustrations. From here we developed a clear and articulate strategy, giving us demonstrable proof that we could deliver on it.

Now we could engage our accountant with properly valued assets. This in turn meant we could change the conversation with the banks.

BGI also gave us clear structure across all of our marketing, sales, operations, finance and talent. We developed a rhythm of focusing on the right things at the right times and not getting blindsided.


The BGI Effect.




We got the bank on side and access to funds, we grew our roasting capabilities to service increased demands. We bought a business, strategically developed a group of companies and brands, and our revenues doubled.

We are strong enough to acquire more companies and we run as 'investment ready' as we know we can survive the most stringent due diligence. 

My time is freed up to travel deep into the coffee growing regions to ensure we find the best farmers, thereby producing the finest coffee to roast and serve in our shops. 



Is BGI right for you?


If you're an ambitious business owner between £2 million to £20 million we will help you scale up and bring certainty to your business.



What makes a successful client engagement with BGI? 


For us, the best client is open-minded and prepared to take appropriate action. Being willing to listen, do the hard work and put new systems and practices in place are all essential to scaling up.

There may be a few bumps along the way, so being able to tackle the journey with a smile on your face is also a great bonus. 

If this sounds like you, get in touch.


Client feedback scores for BGI Effect and BGI Workshops. 


BGI Customer Survey Workshop Score

Workshops rated as excellent to good.


BGI Customer Survey Average Customer Annual Growth%

Clients growth 8.6 times faster than UK average.


BGI Customer Survey Visible Impact within 3 months score

Visible positive impact within 3 months.


BGI Customer Survey gained certainty as a result of BGI

Gained more certainty as a direct result of BGI.


BGI Customer Survey BGI made positive impact on customers businesses

BGI made a positive  business impact.



Client survey 2019.



Click on the images below for the full case study. 


BGI Case Study Yonder Digital Group

Sector: Contact Centre Outsourcing and IT.

Challenge: Seeking rapid acquisition scale up with limited access to bank loans or the necessary board experience.


BGI Scale up case study Alchemy Coffee

Sector: Food and Beverage, hand roasted coffee.

Challenge: Raising cash to grow and differentiate in a competitive market that the banks and accountants did not understand.



From a small and frustrated business, we applied the BGI scale up strategy. Within six years we grew over 700% and
now employ over 1,500 people.


CEO and Founder ~ Yonder Digital.



BGI Scale Up Case Study Direct Response

Sector: Telecommunications, SaaS and Call Centres. 

Challenge: Facing disharmony among the founders and board, bloated operations and flatlining sales. 



BGI Scale Up Case Study London and Kent Constructions Services

Sector: Construction and Building Services . 

Challenge: Owner wanted to break the cycle of hard work, limited freedom and stagnation of his business.



We are proof that this works, we have grown 300% year on year. 


Paulina Sygulska ~ Founder Grant Tree.



BGI Case Study Cybrid Solutions

Sector: IT and Security. 

Challenge: To move the business model from Capex to monthly recurring revenues to stabilise growth.



BGI Scale Up Case Study Grant Tree

Sector: Finance. Government Grant Funding.

Challenge: Maximise new market opportunities with limited budgets and resource pool.



BGI gave me the clairty I needed to not only help me grow, but secure the best possible sale of my business. 


Adam Day ~ MD and Founder of Hatched.



BGI Scale Up Case Study Hatched.co.uk

Sector: Online Real Estate. 

Challenge: To overcome a cash crisis, board tensions and lack of clarity to create a successful business ready for sale.



BGI Case Study Holland Opticians

Sector: Opticians. 

Challenge: Business owner looking to overcome issues with founders and create a better work life balance. 



I love BGI and their team. BGI's recent work is totally dynamic in fulfilling our potential as an organisation. 


Molly Bedingfield ~ Founder and CEO of Global Angels.



Is BGI right for you?


If you're an ambitious business owner between £2 million to £20 million we will help you scale up and bring certainty to your business.