Informing, Inspiring & Fuelling Growth

Building an Ambition Nation

finnCap launched Ambition Nation in 2017 with a clear mandate: to track the ambitions & perceptions of British small & mid-sized businesses, to help them scale by demystifying the investment landscape.

Stories of success

Our next Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series event is on 24 April and asks, “How do you know when your business growth is on the right track?” Here, we weigh up your options of debt vs equity financing.

Discover more stories of success on the finnCap blog.

Latest Podcasts

In conversation with Alistair Hay, debt expert at Cavendish Corporate Finance, on using debt as an alternative growth financing option.

Guides & Reports

Download our practical guides to better growth strategies, the latest research from Ambition Nation into the scale-up landscape and our exclusive Ambition Nation magazines.

Our latest videos

Watch the Ambition Nation Summit 2018 in full.


The Supper Club on Tour | Manchester: Raising Finance to Scale

On 3 April 2019, Peter Gray, Partner, Cavendish Corporate Finance, joins The Supper Club to discuss options for scale-up funding.

What NEDs need to know

We invite NEDs to join us for the second event in our series, to be held 18 June 2019, focusing on the role of the Non-Executive Director on today’s corporate board.

‘On Track’ | Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series

The next Female Leaders Series event on 24 April 2019 asks, ‘How do you know when your growth is on track?’ and what to do next to grow your business.

Latest Buzz

    Ambition Nation Listed 50

    “We think those companies that are demonstrating the strongest growth in the quoted space need to be showcased so we are very proud to launch the Ambition Nation Listed 50, revealing Britain’s most ambitious smaller quoted companies” - Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap.

    Our Partners

    We are proud to partner with organisations that share our philosophy in nurturing, growing and driving ambition through all the stages of enterprise.

    Guides & Reports

    Ambition Nation Report no.4

    The latest research from Ambition Nation reveals the real issues around productivity, that are hindering growth for our ambitious companies.

    IPO Guide

    finnCap’s introductory guide to London’s stock markets takes a look at why you should consider an IPO, and what happens next after deciding to go public.

    How to deliver a great pitch

    Download finnCap’s guide on how to pitch your business to investors and effectively communicate your investment story.

    Nurturing Ambition

    finnCap partners with Stepping Into Business on building the foundations for Enterprise. Starting at primary school we aim to ignite the spark of entrepreneurship, instilling confidence and appetite.

    Be part of Ambition Nation

    We want to create those investment stories that inspire ambition in others by talking to as many growth companies as possible. Share yours and help motivate other entrepreneurs on the road to success.