James Cowper Kreston

At James Cowper Kreston we are passionate about enabling our clients- whether businesses or individuals - and our staff to maximise their potential. That means that we approach each client or member of staff as an individual, not with a pre-set script. We think about your objectives and work with you to help you achieve those.

Meridian Corporate Finance

Meridian are a long-established and award-winning independent corporate finance firm based in the South.


Paris Smith

Paris Smith enjoys an exceptional reputation as a provider of legal and planning services from its offices in Southampton and Winchester to both business and families in the regions and nationally.  It boasts many longstanding relationships with clients and referrers throughout the region and beyond. While justifiably proud of its 200+-year history, the firm’s focus is very much on the future with an emphasis on having the right people, resources and technology. Paris Smith’s purpose is to enable its clients to succeed and to help them overcome the challenges which they may face, adding value to its clients through a positive experience with a quality of service which has become synonymous with the name Paris Smith. The firm uses its significant legal skills and extensive network to enable the outcomes which its clients seek.

Blake Morgan

Blake Morgan is a full service law firm with offices across the UK. With over 100 partners and 700 staff, we use our unique blend of technical expertise, broader experience and commercial realism to get the best results possible for our clients – be they small businesses, corporates, individuals, families, government, or not-for-profits.


Azets is the largest regional Top 10 SME Accountancy and Business Advisory firm delivering accounting, tax, audit, business and advisory services in the UK and internationally.

Biscoes Solicitors

Biscoes, your local lawyers, are located in offices close to you. Emergency and home appointments are available. We are here to help you with all your legal requirements and offer a comprehensive range of legal services. We pride ourselves in providing a professional approach in a friendly environment.

Pangea Life

Based on the south coast Pangea Life specialises in providing face-to-face, independent, protection advice for both businesses and private individuals. 

​We work with all of the major insurers in the UK, ensuring our clients have access to the widest possible range of products available. 

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UBS provides a complete wealth management service in the UK. We have a long history of working with UK entrepreneurs planning their business, family and investment needs as they approach a liquidity event.

Katherine Reay, Business Manager, UBS Wealth Management

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CMA Recruitment

For 40 years, CMA has strived to deliver our vision to enhance the careers and lives of our candidates and the success of our clients with our truly consultative approach. With honesty, integrity and professionalism, we work hard to establish and maintain the relationships that ensure we remain dependable, long-term partners to our ambitious candidates and clients across the Solent and Thames Valley regions.

Shawbrook Bank

Shawbrook Bank serves the SME market by providing specialist funding for a breadth of needs including working capital, growth, change of ownership, acquisition and refinance. Working with clients, their advisers and sponsors, Shawbrook can deliver the support that matters: sector specialists who can speak the language of your industry; teams with a deep knowledge of the local markets they serve; and a human, more thoughtful approach to decision making.

With a product portfolio that's consistently evolving to meet a growing range of needs within the mid-market, get in touch to find out what Shawbrook Bank could do to support your funding requirements.

If you’re looking to work with specialists who understand every business has its own unique story, we’re pretty sure we can help.

Oliver Wilson, Managing Director, Corporate Lending - London & South

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