2017 Sponsors

Close Brothers Retail Finance

Close Brothers Retail Finance


We have one main focus: to help retailers and their customers flourish in the easiest way possible. We provide a product to benefit both retailers and their customers in allowing them to spread the costs of their purchases, instore or online. To buy the products they want. Retailers report up to a 30% increase in sales because of it.

There are other suppliers but we are different. We have leading experts in the field, local to retailers, who know the detail behind the retail sectors to really help growth. As well as local sales managers across the whole of the UK, we provide localised training to retailers and their teams so they become experts at helping customers in the application process.

Everything we do has ease and speed in mind. It’s central to what we do, whether it’s easy online integration, getting retailers up and running quickly or improving the customer’s experience. We make things simple.

On top of that, we’re part of Close Brothers. Renowned for helping the UKs businesses grow for over 100 years. Close Brothers is FTSE 250 listed to offer stability to retailers and their customers.


TravelersTravelers has been insuring small businesses for decades, and understands that every company starts out small. That’s why the organisation focuses on offering insurance designed to protect small businesses, so they can flourish and grow.

With 160 years of experience, Travelers is well placed to adapt to changing times. Since it started trading in 1853, the company has remained committed to offering easy-to-understand products designed to help business owners tackle their daily battles head-on. The firm’s specialist underwriting skills, expert knowledge around the risks small businesses face and team of claims professionals all help the company achieve its aim of providing first-class service in everything it does.

For more information visit www.travelers.co.uk



Salesforce, the customer success platform and world’s #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Salesforce is proud to partner with some of the most innovative and disruptive Fintech organisations in the UK and globally.

Salesforce is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM platform, offering several advantages over traditional CRM software. There are no expensive setup costs, no software maintenance and because it’s cloud-based, everybody has access to the most up-to-date and reliable data, anywhere, any time, from any device. That’s what makes Salesforce CRM the ideal solution for small businesses and large enterprises alike.




Vistaprint is the leading provider of customisable printed and digital marketing materials, enabling millions of UK micro businesses of any kind and at any stage to market themselves professionally.





With over 50 years’ experience helping small to medium-sized businesses to be found and chosen by customers, Yell is one of the largest providers of digital marketing solutions in the UK. Our completely personalised service means we do everything for you –  so you can get on with running your business. Having the full range of advertising options all in one place means they work harder together, making your budget stretch further to provide the best possible return – and they’re easier to manage. Yell is also Google’s longest-standing Premier Partner in the UK, with a team of Google-accredited consultants experienced in developing effective online advertising campaigns for businesses just like yours.

Our mobile-friendly & search engine optimised websites with the option to include video and ecommerce functionality will ensure that your business looks great online. Prominence listings on Yell.com and Yell’s new listings and reputation management tool Connect will get your details seen everywhere that matters. And with fully managed Google AdWords and Display Advertising campaigns to drive relevant and targeted traffic to your website, Yell has everything you need for your business to succeed online. Call 0800 777 445 or visit https://business.yell.com