Our approach is based on the following core values to ensure our partnerships are successful and fruitful.
Our approach is designed to successfully steer businesses through
As investors we add experience, strategic expertise and fresh thinking
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.
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.
Delivering business success
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are delighted with our relationship with Novus, it provides an extra level of commercialisation capability for our investee companies and clients.
Novus assists FutureNova, an early-stage Medtech business, with the commercialisation of FlipPad, a medical grade ruggedised iPad case.
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.
Novus leads negotiations to achieve agreement on an exit valuation that was both affordable to the company and acceptable to the legacy shareholders.
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.