Opportunities etc.

[If you have an opportunity that you would like to be listed, please send brief details to philip@pealnetworking.co.uk]

This is an opportunity to access highly competitive currency exchange rates without any transaction charges, from a business that is FSA authorised and regulated.  It applies to both one-off and regular transactions, as well as businesses and individuals.  There is no minimum transaction value.  For further details see http://www.ccen.co.uk/w/ccen/splash.cfm?ID=15.  


If your business is struggling with its banking relationships, the case could be mediated [for free] by the Financial Intermediary of the South East region.  Unfortunately it looks like this service will not exist after November 2011, and may even finish in the next few months.  The Financial Intermediary will accept direct referrals from Peal Networking Club.  For further information please call 01428 644896 or email info@pealnetworking.co.uk

671: Commercial Property Opportunity, Guildford [NOW CLOSED]

This light industrial warehouse with offices is located close to Guildford railway station.  It comprises around 7k sq ft of which around half is available to let - the remainder is currently let on a flexible short term basis.  Alternately the whole property is available for sale either with or without the current tenants.  There is planning permission for a substantial redevelopment.  For further details please send an email to info@pealnetworking.co.uk


Grants of upto €300k are available to SMEs working on certain Research & Development projects.  The project must be collaborative i.e. there must be at least two participants from two different European countries.  It can address any technological area, but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.  The grant available is 50% of costs.  For further information please email info@pealnetworking.co.uk.

669: Award Winning Womenswear Boutique for sale [NOW CLOSED]

A unique opportunity to buy one of North London's most prestigious contemporary fashion boutiques.  Turnover £410k.  Well established with excellent local repeat business.  Internet sales have grown significantly and are projected to grow threefold over the next 12 months.  For a copy of the Information Memorandum, please email Philip on philipm@peall.com.


One of our contacts has innovative ways of providing funding for long term projects [including infrastructure and mining] or trading projects.  They are also able to arrange funding for early stage businesses, including pre-revenue situations.  The minimum funding requirement is £5m and there is no maximum.  For an initial discussion, please contact Philip on 01428 644896 or email him on philipm@peall.com

667: WANTED - IT Companies for Sale [NOW CLOSED]

One of our members is actively looking to acquire IT businesses with a turnover of upto £1m, and based in London / South East.  If you would like further details please contact Philip Mendonça on 01428 644896 or philipm@peall.com for a confidential initial discussion.

666: Free Business Improvement Workshop [NOW CLOSED]

One of our members is running a free workshop: '6 Steps to a Better Business'.  It will be held on Friday 14th January in Guildford from 9.00am to 12.30pm and a buffet lunch will be provided.  Please email us on info@pealnetworking.co.uk for further details.

665: Serviced Offices in Godalming [NOW CLOSED]

One of our members has fully serviced hot desk facilities for £250 per month, and available from January 2011.  Please email info@pealnetworking.co.uk for further details.


The return generated is a flat 20% of the amount invested, and the term is generally 3- 6 months.  Even though the borrowing companies can offer some security, they are typically not able to raise funding from banks and so are willing to pay these fees as they will otherwise lose out on bigger returns from e.g. one-off trade deals, IPOs etc.  You would join other investors who invest in the £10k - £150k range.  The risk is mitigated by obtaining security, and the borrower will sign a legal agreement that is designed to protect the investor.  Please contact Philip Mendonça on 01428 644896 or philipm@peall.com for further details.