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What is HQ UK?

HQ UK invests in startups and existing businesses, helping them to grow or scale.

We can help speed up the time it takes for a business to reach its milestones or help it attract more clients.

HQ UK is essentially a seed funder, providing an initial investment to get a business off the ground. The amounts invested typically range between £100k-£250K, backed by Angel Investors experienced in identifying micro businesses capable of growing or scaling.

Ourselves, as a pre-startup private investment company, we’re not quite a unicorn, but maybe one day! So, we’re not also looking for unicorns or tech businesses, we look for what might be considered, mundane, normal, everyday business. For example, something that has already been done before but just requires a helping hand or a fresh look. A business with potential that could benefit from the eco system that we have created or could be supported by the platform we have.

Our Platform is provided by BizMill, which powers all our investments. The BizMill brings together support services with offices based on and off shore as well as expertise of 250+ Interim Directors making this the largest collection of experts you’ve probably never heard of with the full support of back-office functions.

Therefore, not only can the BizMill provide resources under one roof but it takes action, implementing processes built using modular construction creating an effective business factory production line where divisions work seamlessly together to generate efficiencies – saving time, effort and money.

There is no re-invention of the wheel; the process, expertise and space turn the traditional incubator model into something truly unique, turning ideas to business time and time again. This eco system and platform enables the investments to be highly curated and improve the chance of success, whether it’s just a start-up, growing or scaling.

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What happens when we invest?

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HQ UK attach an entrepreneur’s idea or strategy to an existing entity

  • Together, we formulate a way to implement
  • We create a distinct New Business Area (NBA) or Joint Venture (JV)
  • The existing business grows and expands on the back of the NBA
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We work out the best way to present and portray the NBA

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Documenting and creating the systems and processes that are involved

  • Our aim is to utilise existing infrastructure inside and outside the business
  • Minimising risk
  • Increasing speed of implementation

When you have a template for success, what is the point of starting from scratch every time?

Important investment criteria

Companies we invest in need to display they know what they are doing in their field.

There should already be an existing or working solution in place – allowing room for modification, extension or utilisation in a new way.

Our expertise

HQ UK benefit from experienced strategists.

HQ UK benefit from internal and external consultants/directors.

Pulling together

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Look what we can do;

  • Content and documentation creation
  • Software providers
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Business support services
  • Flexible resource to allow for scaling and growing
  • Access to a class leading communications company
  • Access to a cost reduction company
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We utilise all of these as part of our investment to support and create new opportunities with investments

A range of investments

Sometimes, no matter what you try and do, things just don’t work out how you want them to.

We are no different from any other business

But, having a diverse portfolio means

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we don’t have all our eggs in one basket.

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we enjoy great opportunities for synergies between investments.

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Each egg supports at least another egg and vice versa

INVESTMENTS, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

UK based architectural services

Specialist Technical Drawing Company

UK based consultants skilled in business improvement, efficiencies, grants, services and exit strategies

Provision of Part Time/Interim FDs

Online portal service for logging and tracking of admin work

UK accountancy, payroll and bookkeeping network

UK Hair and Beauty service industry for freelancers and salon owners, incorporating online bookings, reminders, payments, auto-accounting and more

UK based, independent cost management company

Accounting for small to medium businesses including CRM, booking, stock and additional functionality

Integrated telephony with CRM plus accounting, for medium and enterprise businesses

Remote IT support, telecoms, DRP, Business Continuity and telco licence resellers

Phone and web presence plus business software with service support and licence opportunities

Enterprise level retail software and solutions

 Support for Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs), providing them with the capability to run their business online including bookings and accounting

PORTFOLIO, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

A MIX OF EXITED, WORKING, START-UP AND PRE-START-UP BUSINESSES

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