TBL Services secures £50,000 Rosebud investment

TBL Services, which is based within Lancaster University and helps other businesses to meet the UN's sustainability goals, has attained £50,000 funding for growth.

The finance has been provided by Rosebud, a product managed by GC Business Finance, and will be used to recruit a team of experienced consultants, allowing company founder Colin Curtis to focus on growing the business.

Colin is also looking to use the funding to create more opportunities for young graduates from Lancaster University, who have previously supported the company’s research as part of their work experience.

The company advises businesses on how they can build the UN’s 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development into their strategies, supply chains and communications, allowing them to reduce risk and gain competitive advantage. The goals established in 2015, aim to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Research has proven that 78 per cent of people are more likely to buy from a business that supports the Global Goals, whilst 71 per cent of businesses are planning to support the cause. TBL Services is looking to tap into this growing trend and support everyday businesses, innovators and industry leaders in their quest to become more sustainable.

It’s not too late for business to become a force for positive change.

Colin Curtis, founder of TBL Services, said: “Whilst bad business practices have had a damaging impact on the environment and indeed society over time, it’s not too late for business to become a force for positive change. We want to instil the UN’s 17 Global Goals into as many companies as possible and help drive the sustainability agenda, and the team at Rosebud have provided invaluable support to us in our mission.”

Jonathan Nelson, senior fund manager at Rosebud, said: “TBL Services offers a unique proposition in that their advice is not just framed around profits and figures, it is much more than that. With this funding, they will be able to hire a team of experts, but also create opportunities for a new generation of sustainability conscious students at Lancaster University, and for those reasons we are proud to provide the funding the business needs to realise its ambitions.”

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