Salamanca Group’s Claire Pearce talks about economics and the environment for International Women & Girls in Science Day


Claire Pearce, Director of Planning and Economic Development, has contributed to Heart of the South West‘s LEP’s mini blog series for International Women & Girls in Science Day.

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Claire Pearce chairs session at Western Gateway Development Conference


Salamanca Groups’ Director of Planning & Economic Development: Claire Pearce chaired the Regeneration and Investment Showcase session at the Western Gateway Development Conference.

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Leisure resort in the Afan Valley one step closer following consent for Reserved Matters


Salamanca Group congratulates Wildfox Resorts following the news that their first resort in the Afan Valley was granted consent for both the Reserved Matters and discharge of conditions applications.

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Salamanca Group welcomes Chancellors ‘investment zone’ announcement


Salamanca Group are delighted that the Group’s principal investment, Gravity, is included in its portfolio of investment zones in the recently published Growth Plan 2022.

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Salamanca Group congratulates the co-founders of Larks Leaf digital-asset management platform


Salamanca Group looks forward to collaborating with and supporting Larks Leaf Asset Management, a new asset management platform aiming to be a leading manager of digital assets. 

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Salamanca Group congratulates the co-founders of Larks Leaf digital-asset management platform

Martin Bellamy discusses progress and future growth for Salamanca Group’s chosen charity ‘Bounce Forward’


Salamanca Group Chairman, Martin Bellamy shared his thoughts on Bounce Forwards’ progress to date and potential for growth with their Ambassador for Corporate Sponsorship,  Voula Tsoflias.

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Leisure resort in the Afan Valley granted planning permission


Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley delivery team led by Salamanca Group have been given formal planning permission by Neath Port Talbot Council.

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Salamanca team finishes the Grand Challenge and helps Bounce Forward reach 64 students through their Think Equal Curriculum


Salamanca Group is proud to announce the completion of its 2020 Grand Challenge, a team-building endurance race to keep everyone engaged and distracted during lockdown.

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Chairman discusses global economy and Group’s principal investment on Wake up to Money programme – BBC Radio 5 Live


Salamanca Group Chairman, Martin Bellamy was interviewed on BBC 5 Live’s Wake up to Money programme. He discussed the health of the global economy and Gravity, the group’s principal investment.

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Salamanca Group launches a virtual race around the world in support of Bounce Forward


Salamanca Group launches it’s 2020 Grand Challenge, cyclists take on runners in a virtual race around the world in support of Bounce Forward, the UK based education charity.

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Lord David Triesman joins an esteemed panel to support Bounce Forward’s video discussion on driving personal growth during Covid19


Salamanca Group is proud to announce that Group Director, Lord Triesman will be taking part in a unique panel discussion on; Achieving personal growth in the aftermath of COVID-19

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Chairman discusses CBILS with Ian King on Sky News 


Salamanca Group Chairman, Martin Bellamy was interviewed by Ian King on Sky News, the interview centered on the issues around SMEs and the Bounce Back Loans.

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Has the Chancellor given up on failing CBILS?


The UK’s economy is heavily dependent on small-medium enterprises (SMEs). According to the Federation of Small Businesses, at the start of 2019, there were 5.9 million SMEs in Britain, which by generating £2.2 trillion accounted for half of all turnover in the UK.

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Supporting the NHS – Salamanca Group secures 164 ventilators


The UK, currently in the grip of Covid-19, is experiencing a massive strain upon our health service. The NHS needs more ventilators to cope with the expected caseload. To help the government supply the NHS with this equipment, the private sector must play its part where it can in lending a helping hand.

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Why we must ensure British SMEs survive this crisis


Britain’s economy is underpinned by small-medium enterprises (SMEs). With over 5.9 million SMEs in the UK in 2019, these businesses make up 99% of all our businesses. But the government’s emergency coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) is proving to be inaccessible for the majority of SMEs, who are in desperate need of cash injections to stay afloat during this crisis. In response, Salamanca Group has set up an advisory process to smooth this process for SMEs and help Britain’s economy weather the storm.

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Salamanca’s chairman quoted in City AM today on why the Governments CBILS initiative needs refinement

City AM have quoted our Chairman, Martin Bellamy’s discussion on Radio 4’s Today show regarding the refinement of the Governments CBILS initiative.
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Group’s Chairman on BBC Radio 4 Today show discussing why CBILS is an excellent idea but need refinement


Listen to Salamanca Group’s Chairman on Radio 4 Today, discussing why CBILS are an excellent idea but need refinement to help the UK’s SME’s

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Banks must be helped to deliver during this crisis


The Covid-19 crisis is strangling many company’s cash flows. In desperate need of support, the government took the correct step to launch the emergency coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS). But the scheme is currently not optimised to enable banks to feel comfortable lending to enough businesses. Salamanca Group has set up an advisory process to smooth this process and help Britain’s economy weather the storm.

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Salamanca Group Supports Children’s Well Being During School Closures and Physical Isolation


We are proud to be supporting Bounce Forward, a charity that delivers training, skills and resources to build student’s capacity to be resilient and thrive when faced with adversity, like now during COVID 19 restrictions.

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Salamanca Group Chairman shares his vision for how we can emerge from this crisis stronger


Salamanca Group CEO and Gravity Chairman, Martin Bellamy shared his vision for how the UK economy can emerge from this crisis stronger in City AM.

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Salamanca Group Chairman, Martin Bellamy discusses regional investment with the BBC


Our Chairman, Martin Bellamy, spoke with Alex Forsyth about the need for greater regional investment from Government, enabling the South West’s infrastructure and mobility offering to develop in line with the rest of the UK.

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Martin Bellamy discusses ESG with City AM


Salamanca Group CEO and Gravity Chairman, Martin Bellamy discussed the importance of investors considering the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions.

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Salamanca Group hosts groundbreaking ceremony as key milestone to unlock it’s 635-acre development site in Somerset


The ceremony for the construction of a new link road to enable the delivery of the 635-acre Enterprise Zone, newly named Gravity, is a key milestone in unlocking its future. Gravity aims to be the UK’s leading innovation campus underpinned by Clean Growth.

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Salamanca Group announces new vision for the former Royal Ordnance Factory, Bridgwater


Announced at the Sedgemoor Business Conference, Salamanca Group will deliver an immersive, intelligent and sustainable innovation campus focused on clean growth.

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Lord David Triesman to speak at the Somerset Chamber of Commerce AGM


Lord David Triesman, the British politician, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Somerset Chamber of Commerce AGM, it has been announced. As Executive Director of Salamanca Group, which is developing a major new enterprise zone in Somerset, he is keen to engage with businesses across the region.

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Salamanca Group completes the acquisition of the former Royal Ordnance Factory, Bridgwater site from BAE Systems


With low-carbon, on-site energy production at its core, the 635-acre brownfield site will be developed into SW England’s leading commercial and business centre

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Prime City office investment sold for £19.35m to private clients of Salamanca Group


Salamanca Group advised on the acquisition of 35 King Street in the City of London for South African private clients for £19.35m, which completed today.

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Salamanca Group announces the transferal of ownership of its luxury marine asset in Barcelona


After seven years Salamanca Group has transferred ownership of Marina Port Vell. The Group reached its vision of transforming the marina into a preeminent superyacht destination in the Mediterranean – it achieved an 85% increase in yachts over 80metres in 2016. 

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Salamanca Group closes Series A funding for Proplend, a leading secured peer-to-peer online lending platform


LONDON, 19th July, Salamanca Group, the London based Merchant Bank, has recently completed a series A funding round for Proplend, the online marketplace for secured commercial mortgages.

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Salamanca Group’s OneOcean Port Vell successfully débuts the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona


OneOcean Port Vell, the Mediterranean’s leading superyacht marina, delighted guests during its début as host of the MYBA Charter Show last month. This event drew over 1600 attendees and 56 yachts that participated, adding up to a total 2437.9 linear metres and 29,000 gross tonnes of yachts berthed at the marina – it was an unmissable event to start the Mediterranean charter season.

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Salamanca Group’s OneOcean Port Vell announces a 160m superyacht berth sale


OneOcean Port Vell is delighted to announce the sale of a 160m superyacht berth on the marina’s Spanish Quay, which offers 440m of fixed dock capable of berthing the largest yachts in the world.

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Another significant step forward for Salamanca Group’s OneOcean Port Vell in 2016


Following a 100 million euro transformation, the Marina has completed a second fully operational year and continues to build its reputation as a preeminent superyacht destination. Highlights include…

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Breaking through on social housing: Achieving a holistic impact


The UK has a long-term housing problem which every government has promised and subsequently failed to address. About 5m people need a home and many more live in overcrowded and sub-standard housing. Each year we build a few tens of thousands of homes with two inevitable results. Salamanca Group applied itself through a new business, Funding Affordable Homes (FAH), to break the log-jam.

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Salamanca Group’s OneOcean Port Vell named winner in Architizer A + Awards 2016


Barcelona-based Superyacht marina designed by SCOB Architecture & Landscape awarded Best Marina & Port.

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In Focus: Corporate Advisory – Funding Affordable Homes


Big Society Capital, the leading social investment firm, has invested £15 million into Funding Affordable Homes

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Funding Affordable Homes, founded by Salamanca Group, announces £15million investment by Big Society Capital


Funding Affordable Homes (FAH), the affordable housing company that enables private investment into a socially responsible, investment grade sector announces £15 million investment by the social investment firm, Big Society Capital.

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OneOcean Port Vell wins the Global Project award at the FX International Interior Design Awards 2015


OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona has won in the category of ‘Global Project’ in the 17th edition of the FX Interior Design Awards, which are the prestigious awards granted by the British group that publishes journals Design Curial, FX and Blueprint Magazine. 

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The rise and fall of the UK residential property market


It has been a busy past few months for the UK property market. As the economic recovery continues, property performance has been mixed with the countryside showing signs of outpacing some urban markets. Add to this the pressures of a new stamp duty land tax regime and the onset of the General Election and it’s been easy to see a moderating effect on the market as a whole.

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Salamanca Group announces Senior Appointment as new Divisional Head of Real Estate


Salamanca Group, the Merchant Banking and Operational Risk business, announces the appointment of Ian Griffiths as its new Divisional Head of Real Estate.

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Salamanca Group set to launch Funding Affordable Homes


Salamanca Group is set to launch a new company to attract funders into affordable housing.

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Completion of facilities at OneOcean’s Marina Port Vell, Barcelona


Following its four-year transformation, Marina Port Vell (MPV) has unveiled its newly built state-of-the-art building on site in Barcelona. Guests, captains and crew will enjoy a host of first-class complementary facilities recognised for their exceptional quality, encapsulated in The Gallery.

OneOcean Ventures Ltd is wholly owned by the London-based Merchant Banking and Operational Risk Business Salamanca Group. Salamanca Group have spent the past four years redeveloping Marina Port Vell, Barcelona, to handle the world’s largest superyachts.

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Infinity Office Tower wins Office Building of the Year at Bulgaria’s Building of the Year awards 2014


Salamanca Group, the Merchant Banking and Operational Risk business is pleased to announce that its Infinity Tower development was awarded the Office Building of the Year award at Bulgaria’s annual Building of the Year awards, 2014.

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The Pleasures and Problems of Owning a Superyacht


Salamanca Group launched their series of Private Client round-table events in Marina Port Vell in Barcelona. The event brought together lawyers, accountants, finance brokers and experts in the yacht industry from London, Jersey, Geneva and Barcelona to discuss current trends in the super yacht industry and the challenges faced by private clients when entering this market.

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Opening of Salamanca Group’s Infinity Office Tower


Salamanca Group, the Merchant Banking and Operational Risk business, announces the opening of a 19 storey 21,000 sq m office tower at the award winning Bulgaria Mall development project in Sofia. As the first of two proposed office towers, the building is already 80% let to a broad range of companies which are using the offices as regional headquarters. The current occupiers are Total, Avon Cosmetics, Telus International, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Imperia Online, Cordeel and ActivTrades.

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Bulgaria Mall has been awarded “Building of the Year 2013” in the “Buildings with Elements of Green Architecture” category.


Bulgaria Mall has been awarded “Building of the Year 2013” in the “Buildings with Elements of Green Architecture” category.

Bulgaria Mall is the first shopping centre in Bulgaria that has been certified according to the globally recognized method for assessing the environmental performance of buildings of any type – BREEAM.

There innovation that has improved the energy performance of this premises include: the overall construction and insulation of the building, the latest technology for reducing energy consumption, as well as the maximum utilization of daylight through the glass roof with an area of ​​1800 sq. m.

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Martin Bellamy speaks to Citywire Wealth Manager


The CEO of Salamanca Group explains to Elsa Buchanan of Citywire why the company is benefiting from private bank weakness.

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You Have To Learn To Lead – Martin Bellamy speaks to Julia Werdigier of the New York Times


Martin Bellamy, CEO of Salamanca Group was interviewed for the New York Times Business Leader profile section. 

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Goldkey Telecoms Ltd appoints Salamanca Group as financial advisor for 4G roll-out


Goldkey Telecoms Ltd (“Goldkey” or the “Company”), part of the CH Group, a successful Ghanaian entity with multiple industrial activities in Ghana has been awarded one of two 4G Broadband Wireless Access licences (“BWA Licence”) by Ghana’s National Communications Authority (“NCA”).

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Profile: Martin Bellamy interview with Mayfair Times


Martin Bellamy discussing Salamanca Group’s integrated Merchant Banking and Operational Risk offering with Erik Brown of the Mayfair Times.

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Jasna Office Project – 85% leased


Sołtysiński, Kawecki & Szlęzak (SK&S) law firm have become the main leaseholder of a modern A-class office building – Jasna 26 in Warsaw, Poland. SK&S is one of Poland’s leading law firms with international client base that employs over one hundred attorneys and provides the highest standard of legal services.

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Miodowa Palace sold for €22.4million


Miodowa Palace, Warsaw, Poland owned by Augusta I and its shareholders including European Residential Property Fund (ERPF) sold in December 2011 for €22.4 million.

The property was acquired by the IVG Warschau Fonds, an investment fund managed by IVG Institutional Funds GmbH.

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Cross Point – The Best Office in Poland – Eurobuild Awards 2011


Mermaid Properties (developer) and Cross Point office in Lodz won the 2011 Eurobuild Awards for The Best Office in Poland. Additionally, the tenants gave the award for Best Office Manager in Poland to Grzegorz Zawada from Mermaid Properties for the management of the Cross Point office building.

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Salamanca Group Sponsor Row2Recovery


Salamanca Group were the headline sponsor of the Row2Recovery “R2R” Gala Dinner which took place on 14th November at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, just weeks before the R2R team are due to embark on a challenging journey to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.

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FMYA 2011 Shortlist announced


The HC FCM Salamanca Global Property Fund has been shortlisted for the Group of the year awards and the specialist investment categories at the annual Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards.

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2011 Platinum Drill Award win


Cross Point and Mermaid Construction win the 2011 Platinum Drill Award for the best Reconstruction and Modernisation project in Poland. The Platinum Drill is a competition organised by Bosch for construction companies, buildings, building contractors. Awards are given for the best projects in different sectors.

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