• What we do

Bringing business know-how and funding together

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the challenges that business growth can present.

Our experience and insight enables us to bring together critical business support services, mentoring and hands-on support, combining it with the right funding for your circumstances.

Our values

Our approach is based on the following core values to ensure our partnerships are successful and fruitful.


Proven Experience

Our approach is designed to successfully steer businesses through
the twists and turns of growth.

As investors we add experience, strategic expertise and fresh thinking
to create a winning team. 



Complete transparency

From the outset you will get complete transparency and honesty from Novus Investments. Successful partnerships are based on both parties listening, learning and trusting in one another.


Total commitment

When we invest in a business, we get involved. You won’t find us taking a passive role. We share the burden, we become accountable and we drive things forward.


A better way

We always look for a better way of working and improving processes. Our culture means we never settle for anything less than what’s best for your business.


One vision

  • Developing a shared vision for the business
  • Agreeing where we want to get to and by when
  • Planning how we can best get there and how we will finance the journey

Strategic planning

  • Putting a strategy in place that is aligned with business objectives
  • Assessing risk versus benefit
  • Identifying business drivers
  • Using reporting systems that provide decision makers with the right information at the right time
  • Ensuring the funds and cash flow management are in place

Business support

  • Co-ordinating a team of advisers and proven contractors to accelerate change
  • Develop core business practices such as sales and marketing, production processes,
  • Customer excellence, lean manufacturing, outsourcing and banking relationships
  • Taking active day to day management roles within the business

Delivering business success   























Bringing business know-how and funding together with joined-up services and solutions


Business Assessment

It’s not always easy to step back and see the bigger picture. A business assessment will provide a complete and independent overview of your business and will highlight strengths and potential weaknesses whilst also considering possible threats and opportunities to and for the business.

The assessment also provides a framework to review and reassess current business priorities and assumptions.


Fund Raising

Business funding whether working or growth capital is fundamental to most businesses.

We have the ability to support a variety of business funding solutions from a direct Novus equity/loan investment, seed funding, access to venture funds through to high street bank lending. Importantly we work with your business to establish an optimum funding/capital strategy in line with the business objectives.


Executive Management

The partners at Novus are all proven entrepreneurs who can provide business owners and like-minded entrepreneurs with management support and mentoring.

We find it extremely beneficial at the outset to work with your executive to review and where appropriate refine the overall business objectives.


Business Strategy & Planning

Although many SME’s might have some business objectives, the challenge for many is developing a coherent and workable strategy.

Having taken the time to gain an in-depth understanding of your business and associated market place we will then work with you to translate your business objects into a business growth strategy.


Product Development / IP

Developing new products or services can be costly and time consuming.

We are highly experienced in the design and development process and can provide valuable input into ensuring you maximise the future value of your new products/ services whilst ensuring the value of any new intellectual property is protected.



Financial control and management can pose a significant risk to many SME’s who often rely on short term funding to support long-term growth coupled with inadequate controls or measures.

Our experienced financial team can work and assist you with bookkeeping, financial administration, company secretarial services, management of accounts through to the services of a Financial Director.


Sales & Marketing

Sales and marketing can often be overlooked as SME’s focus on the technical aspects of their offering.

We can help you design & implement a sales and marketing strategy whilst developing a strong brand and compelling value proposition for your products or services.



Documented processes are critical to profitability and consistent delivery of products or services.

Our experienced partners can work you’re your business to develop and document lean and efficient business processes. Where appropriate processes can be built in accordance with ISO 9001.


  • I have been extremely impressed with the work and dedication of Novus Investments. Their speed, knowledge and experience is very impressive and the dedication to my school has always been carried out with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

    Principal/Proprietor, Independent School

  • Having dwelled on a company shareholding structural issue for many years whilst wanting to grow the business to the next level, I employed the services of Novus to assist with the challenges ahead. The Novus team made the decision process very clear and simple whilst also making it a painless and pleasurable experience.

    I am very pleased to have the Novus team on-board to help develop and deliver the business growth strategy for the future.

    Peter Worthy – Managing Director, Smarthomes

  • Novus Investments completed a full and fair independent assessment of FutureNova in October 2016. This included a comprehensive competitor analysis which was both insightful and very well researched. The report was delivered on time and was instrumental in attracting larger investors to FutureNova.

    Mike Casey – Managing Director, FutureNova

  • We are delighted with our relationship with Novus, it provides an extra level of commercialisation capability for our investee companies and clients.

    Martin Thorp – Head of Capital Markets, NCL Innovation

  • Commercial Assessment: FutureNova

    Novus assists FutureNova, an early-stage Medtech business, with the commercialisation of FlipPad, a medical grade ruggedised iPad case.

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  • Invested Partner: Emoquo

    Novus creates a compelling investment opportunity for Emoquo, an innovative cloud-based HR 2.0 digital coaching and people analytics platform for everyone at work.

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  • Shareholding Restructure: Smarthomes

    Novus leads negotiations to achieve agreement on an exit valuation that was both affordable to the company and acceptable to the legacy shareholders.

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  • Turnaround and Refinancing: Independent school

    Novus supported an independent school in it’s expansion with the opening of a pre-preparatory and preparatory school, securing circa £550k of bank financing.

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