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Bank North Banking Licence

Bank North granted licence to become the UK’s first truly regional bank of the modern era

GCV portfolio company, Bank North, have been granted their official banking licence as doors to their first regional lending pods are set to open later this year.
B-North: targeting a burgeoning SME banking opportunity

B-North: targeting a burgeoning SME banking opportunity

B-North CEO & Co-Founder, Jonathan Thompson, explores the growing gap in the SME lending market for a reliable, tech-enabled, face-to-face business bank.
B-North makes five new senior hires

B-North strengthens team with five senior hires

The B-North team continue to make fantastic progress with a number of new hires to further strengthen their offering.
The B-North Team - Growth Capital Ventures

The B-North team: strong foundations on which to build a bank

A week on from the launch of B-North’s live investment opportunity, we hear B-North CEO Co-Founder, Jonathan Thompson, talk on the impressive team he has at his disposal.
B-North Q1 2021 Update

B-North Q1 2021 Update

Detailing everything from exciting new tech partnerships to major investment deals and the latest new hires, you can read B-North’s official Q1 2021 update here.
Augmented Reality

Bringing the Past to Life Through Augmented Reality: Fame Media Tech’s Bryan Hoare Explores

A trending topic in modern tech, augmented reality plays a growing role in our everyday lives. Fame Media Tech founder Bryan Hoare explores AR and its ability to “Bring the past to life” in visitor attractions & heritage sites.
B-North raises a further £1m as it nears Banking Licence

B-North secures investment commitment from LHV Group in Series A fundraise

GCV portfolio company B-North have secured £4.455m in investment from LHV Group.
Why The 2021 Budget Is The Most Important One In Decades For The North East

Why The 2021 Budget Is The Most Important One In Decades For The North East

Following yesterday’s eagerly anticipated Budget Announcement, COO of GCV, Craig Peterson, explores some of the Chancellor’s latest financial policies and the impacts they could have on the region going forward.
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Fame Media Tech and Fan Loyalty: Exploring Football Fandom Away From the Pitch

Professional Football Researcher & Consultant Ryan McKnight talks football fan loyalty, the importance of a strong club culture and the growing emphasis on fan-tech within the industry.

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