We’re headquartered in London at 65 Curzon Street, but we have an operations team and call centre based on Queen Street in Manchester. We also have an office in Gurgaon, India where around 70 team members help with our credit analysis and underwriting. We are a commercial bank that provides debt finance – loans of between £500,000 to £20m – to fast-growth businesses and established property developers. We obtained our retail deposit taking license in March 2015 and began trading in September 2015.
The BBC recently revealed the names of the two new investors joining the 15th series of its popular start-up pitching show Dragons’ Den – which will be returning to our screens imminently. From an ex-banker turned cash machine entrepreneur who re-mortgaged her house in pursuit of business success to the CEO of one of the UK’s biggest vitamins company who originally started out as a fork-lift driver, the BBC’s latest hires have got a wealth of business acumen, experience and capital to invest.
If you’re thinking of starting a business in the UK then you probably already know that there are a wealth of resources at your fingertips where you can gain free advice to get your business idea off the ground. For instance, you can peruse Startups.co.uk for start-up guides, visit the Department for Business, Energy and Industry to learn about new business policies, and you can call the government’s Business Support Helpline for one-to-one advice.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".