The East Midlands Early Growth Fund (EMEGF) invests in East Mildands based companies and is now in the realisation phase of the fund. The active companies in the portfolio are listed below.
Babybond Ltd provides private ultrasound scans and related services to pregnant women. Founded by ultrasound professionals, the company has quickly established itself as the UK’s leading national provider of such services and was the first ISO Quality Endorsed ultrasound provider in the UK.
The company has over 45 centres based around the UK and offers a general health scan service as an alternative to the NHS.
The company now trades as Ultrasound-Direct.
Bluebella provide fashion-led luxurious lingerie and nightwear collections made with the highest quality at an affordable price. The company is a lingerie brand with strength and modernity at its heart; designed to redefine sensuality . The multi award-winning team launch four fashion lingerie collections per year, plus lots of beautiful mid-season delights. Designs reflect a uniquely modern take on lingerie – often using unusual fabrics and trims and creating stunning new silhouettes. All styles are exclusively designed and manufactured to exacting standards, and ensure that a truly unique and inspiring collection is produced every season.
BPR Medical Ltd, based in Mansfield, researches, designs and manufacturers a range of oxygen therapy and medical gas control products for use in hospitals, ambulances and homecare applications. BPR’s award-winning products, which include the Carnet brand of products, are exported to more than 20 countries around the world.
Critical Pharmaceuticals drug delivery technologies enable the delivery of biological and challenging small molecule drugs by long acting depot injection or nasal spray.
CriticalMix injectable depot system uses supercritical carbon dioxide to encapsulate drugs in regulatory approved polymers for sustained release applications. Studies on more than thirty proteins and peptides have shown that CriticalMix maintains protein structure and activity and can sustain release over periods of weeks to months.
CriticalSorb is a novel absorption promoter able to efficiently deliver biologic drugs nasally. Clinical and preclinical studies have not only shown that it is highly effective in increasing the absorption of challenging molecules including proteins and peptides across the nasal mucosa, but that it is also well tolerated. CriticalSorb has the potential to provide a viable alternative to injection for a wide variety of drugs.
Critical Pharmaceuticals actively partners its drug delivery technologies and candidate drugs with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
FDTEK Ltd has developed R2C Online, a SaaS product that enables haulage and commercial vehicle operators to track repairs, servicing and other compliance requirements of their fleets.
R2C Online is the leading compliance, Quote, Authorise & Invoice platform. It seamlessly connects vehicle manufacturers, dealers and repairers with workshops, fleet operators, fleet management and leasing companies.
From small and medium sized enterprises to large corporate blue-chips, R2C is the platform of choice across Europe for companies that want to drive efficiency, reduce risk, increase cost-effectiveness and generate tangible return on investment.
Already used by leading manufacturers like Renault and Iveco, it is fast becoming the industry standard for the complete inspection, service and maintenance function in the industry.
Hazid provides software and services to help manage Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams. These diagrams are an important part of any processing plant used in the manufacturing industry. Accurate diagrams are essential for good plant design, and they are invaluable for safe operation and maintenance.
The Integrity tool from Hazid minimises the number of iterations required to produce high quality diagrams, and therefore less man-hours for checking. Detailed engineering functions receive diagrams that they can rely on earlier, helping to ensure projects are delivered within schedule and budget.
HR4UK.com is one of the UKs leading online HR and employment support services.
Keeping up-to-date with paperwork such as employment contracts and personnel records often slips down the "to do" list as more pressing matters develop. That constant niggling worry can be stressful. HR4UK.com is designed from the ground up to meet the HR administration needs of the small business. It is the closest thing to a fully employed, reliable, trustworthy HR assistant.
Promethean Particles design, develop and manufacture inorganic nanoparticle dispersions to customer’s specifications.
The company uses continuous hydrothermal synthesis to make the optimum product for each application and backs this up with large scale manufacturing capability (currently up to 10 tons per year with a 1000 tons per year plant build underway).
Switch My Business was previously known as Utility Exchage online and helps small business owners in their quest for lower energy bills by comparing providers. It does this in an efficient way to minimise the time needed from the business owner.