Why I’m giving back to UK businesses

Martin port

By Martin Port

14 June 2022

Martin Port explains why he’s looking to invest in, and support, other UK businesses.

Last year I took the major step of selling a majority stake in BigChange, the workforce management platform I founded a decade ago to revolutionise the way businesses operate.

I’m still involved in BigChange through my role as chairman – I love the company and hope to take it to the unicorn $1bn status in the next three years.

However, alongside my BigChange work I am looking to invest in other fast-growing technology businesses.

Throughout the course of my career, I have been extraordinarily lucky to have worked with some amazing people and to have received investment and guidance that helped me build three successful businesses.

Now I want to back the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Exciting growth potential

I’m looking for companies with exciting growth potential. This is why I recently decided to invest a seven-figure sum in RatedPeople, a fast-growing online tradesperson marketplace.

It was my first-ever angel investment, and I’m looking for more companies to work with. 

You can tell a lot about a business by who is running the company. I am looking for entrepreneurs or company directors who understand the importance of exceptional customer service and who are also fantastic leaders when it comes to managing their employees.

I will do all I can to help bright businesspeople and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and build extraordinary businesses.

Got an exciting opportunity for me? Get in touch….

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