Why I’m giving back to UK businesses

Martin Port giving back

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….