April was another challenging month for businesses around the world. In times of difficulty and uncertainty, we feel it’s important to recognise the achievements of our portfolio companies, whether this be commercially or in helping the wider community. This April round-up includes Chapel Down, Minicabit, BUX, Salcombe Gin Distilling Co, Firetree Chocolate, Q Doctor, Savvy Navvy, allplants, Oddbox and Pollen + Grace.
Leading English wine producer, Chapel Down reported substantial growth in sales in supermarkets, off-licences and online as customers enjoy their products at home.
Cab price comparison site Minicabit launched a free ride services for NHS staff around the country travelling to and from hospitals. The service is being funded by charitable donations and it already has more than £100,000 secured.
BUX’s latest app, BUX Zero has integrated with Tikkie to allow Dutch users to fund their accounts in a matter of seconds. This partnership aims to offer a more seamless way for Dutch users to get started on building an investment portfolio, no matter their investing experience.
UK gin makers, Salcombe Gin Distilling Co. have used its excess alcohol to produce sought-after hand sanitiser to donate to local keyworkers.
The premium chocolate brand has launched their first online tasting session to share its passion and knowledge of rare cocoa beans. Their next tasting session scheduled for Wednesday 20th May.
The technology provider that removes barriers for patients to access medical advice and treatment, has enabled 300 clinicians to provide remote patient care using its virtual workplace system.
Jelte spoke to Startups magazine about his unusual source of inspiration for Savvy Navvy and his roadmap for the future.
Praised for having taken innovation a step further by including ecological impact in their missions, allplants and Oddbox are named by EU- Startups as some of the most promising sustainable food startups of 2020.
Healthy vegan snacks, salads and breakfast manufacturer, Pollen + Grace has partnered with The Felix Project to donates surplus food to local charities and schools.