“Stone Ventures have used Ford Hastings for numerous recruitment projects in the past five years, mainly filling Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer type roles. Due to the thorough approach they have taken in understanding our various businesses and their respective requirements, they have become a genuine extension to our HR function. I think the most valuable part of their approach is looking beyond technical competencies and helping us build complimentary and effective management teams. ”
Stuart Baird, CEO, Stone Ventures.
About Stone Ventures:
Stone Venture Partners was created to specifically support small and medium size businesses who need a combination of finance, hands on support and who fall in the “equity gap” between bank support (under £100,000) and traditional venture capital (over £1m). We’re also a little bit different because we treat ourselves as partners with our investee businesses and play a part in the growth of the business. We only work with talented management teams who show the requisite ability to take advantage of the opportunity they have identified and who share our passion and support for a partnership. Our in-house legal teams can support our business partners with a wide range of legal issues, from property & contacts to mergers & acquisitions. We can also help with accountancy & finance, sales & marketing and with supporting business strategy. Practically, where there are skill gaps in your management team, we can provide a “skill bridge” until the right people or suppliers are attracted to the business.
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