Shieldwall Outdoor Ltd., a Cheshire based manufacturer of modular, lightweight outdoorbuildings for both the domestic and humanitarian markets, has been successful in securing 100k investment after engaging with the EEN Innovate2succeed Programme.
Recruited to the programme as a relatively early stage business, the EEN advisors conducted workshops with the Shieldwall team to discuss funding, raising capital, business planning strategy, sales and marketing. It became clear that Shieldwall were advanced in terms of product design, and that business growth could be driven by equity investment.
“We were excited about the product and market potential for Shieldwall, and we identified straight away that they were perfect for equity investment to take them to the next stage” say EEN advisors Jim Doherty and Viney Chauhan.
“Our EEN advisors helped develop a sound equity investment pack with us” says Shieldwall MD Simon Hobster. “This meant we had the business plans, pitch deck and robust financial projections in place that we needed to seek additional funds.”
This success for Shieldwall illustrates how I2S intervention can support companies in preparing for an angel round, often crucial for early stage financing strategies. The team at Shieldwall are continuing to build the business, and are now well advanced along their strategic growth journey.
“We have very high expectations for the company and its growth over the next few years, and in my eyes, having the EEN advisors with us is going to be indispensable” says Hobster.
“Our EEN advisors helped develop a sound equity investment pack with us. This meant we had the business plans, pitch deck and robust financial projections in place that we needed to seek additional funds to drive the growth of our business.”