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A Cramlington-based seller of refurbished computer equipment has received a six-figure funding boost which will help drive its turnover towards £7m.
RefurbThat is a Microsoft-authorised refurbisher which takes in used computers from Europe, the UK, and the US and then transforms them into 'like new' PCs.
The company will use the funding to invest further in its stock levels and to provide additional working capital as it looks to continue expanding its turnover towards £7m in the next three years.
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County Durham clothes maker AMA Group is poised to supply leading supermarkets with ‘ethical’ outfits made in Britain, following an investment from the Finance for Business North East Angel Fund.
Paul Watts, the Director at The AMA Group North East Ltd, said: "We’re well placed to take advantage of consumers becoming more conscious of where their clothes come from. "With the funding supplied by the Rivers Capital team, we can offer affordable garments made in the UK that shoppers can be comfortable, if not proud, to wear.”
Early stage investment and loans for new and growing companies
Rivers Capital Partners is an independent venture capital fund manager created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
We are specialists in early stage investments for new, start-up and growing companies. We work with private Angel and venture capital investors to locate and invest in businesses and build and manage funds.
Our current main activity is around the investment of the £9m Finance For Business North East Angel Fund and the £6.5m Micro Loan Fund.
Founded by a partnership of E-Synergy and Finance Tree, Rivers Capital Partners brings together over 50 years direct investment experience in the creation and growth of companies in markets from technology to design. More Information
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