We’ve been helping clients successfully navigate International markets since the early 1990’s.
With over $500 million in International project sales, we believe we know a thing or two about growing a business.
Our team is a consortium of highly collaborative award winning professionals, experienced in International marketing, Business development, Project procurement, Operations and Mergers and acquisitions.
Our teams are based in the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa and Canada.
The team comprises Senior technical executives, CEOs and Chief Operations Officers, Discipline leads, Business owners, Strategists, Planners, Marketeers and Market-makers, Scientists, Engineers, Technologists, Investors, Inventors and Entrepreneurs, Economic development officers, and Senior project managers, with decades of experience in the Energy, Science and Technology, Transportation Infrastructure, Environmental, Mining and Rare Earth metals and Minerals, Commercial, Industrial and Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Government and Municipal, Plastics and Chemicals, Water and Waste water, and the Building trades sectors.
As business owners, we understand launching, operating and growing a business can be extremely challenging, even in a favorable market.
Often, the difference between success and failure depends on the organization’s ability to access critical resources in a timely fashion.
Discerning business leaders understand this, and have learned to team with partners who possess the necessary complimentary skills and resources to achieve sustainable growth.
To help our clients achieve their growth objectives, we’ve built a highly capable Multi-disciplinary team of trusted professionals who bring the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to each assignment.
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Historically, we’ve collaborated with small & medium enterprises, from new technology start-ups to mid-stage businesses, however our experience includes partnering with large global Multi-nationals, Federal and Municipal Governments, International Banks & Financial Institutions and Leading accounting firms such as, GE Capital, HSBC, KPMG, Lombard Finance, NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Daimler Chrysler, Mitsubishi Motors, General Motors, City of London, City of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton & Toronto, Trans-Link, Canadian Federal Government, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships, Guinness, Kinder Morgan Pipelines (Houston), Trans-Canada Pipeline, Enbridge Power, Spectra Energy, BP, Exxon, Heinz, Nestle, Unilever, Statoil, Cadbury, Johnson & Johnson, British Polythene Industries & British General Electric.
We leverage the breadth and depth of our experience acquired through operating large global enterprises, to resource and scale clients of all sizes across multiple geographies.
Our history spans three decades to 1992, originating in the coal mining industry in Yorkshire, England.
During that time, members of BLP founded & launched Polyflex International, an International supplier of industrial machinery & equipment. By 1999, Polyflex had grown to become one of the largest buyers & sellers of industrial machinery, serving clients in over 60 countries.
In 1999, Polyflex joined forces with co-founders of Go Industry.com to launch a World first; a multi sector on-line industrial machinery & equipment auction sales platform.
The on-line auction platform would connect International buyers (bidders) & sellers (vendors) of industrial, construction, mining, forestry & chemicals machinery & equipment.
The late 1990s & early 2000s was a difficult period for new technology start-ups, including for the Go Industry team. There was a high degree of dotcom failures across the UK & Europe, with many citing a lack of seed funding as the primary reason for going into receivership.
It was in this same environment that the Go Industry team needed to raise enough money to successfully launch Go Industry. In June 2000, the team was successful in raising nearly $40M USD in first round seed funding.
A critical confidence milestone for the team, the business model and our investors occurred in 2000. Go Industry successfully completed the World’s first successful online auction sale of an entire injection molding manufacturing facility; the sale of British General Electric (BGE) Kent, England.
The on-line auction sale made history with 73% of the equipment selling to 36 clients from 18 countries with a total sales value of over £1.1M GBP. A World first. The scale, operations and global reach for a transaction of this type was unprecedented in the year 2000. The success of the event was a culmination of hard lessons learned from failures along the way, a carefully thought out & executed plan, a team of highly skilled market-makers, project managers, and technologists, all working together to achieve a common goal.
Funding for Go Industry was understandably tied to performance and without the British General Electric factory sale, Go Industry may have gone the same way as many other dotcom technology firms.
BLP members were privileged to be amongst the chief architects in the planning and execution of the BG Electrical sale event. With more successes under its belt, Go Industry would later go on to buy the world’s oldest auction house, Henry Butcher (Founded in London in 1877) as later Michael Fox International and Karner & Co. The company would raise a further $18M to acquire its US rival, Dovebid, to become Go-Dove.
Learning from the dotcom failures, Go-Dove emerged as a rare success, growing to become one of the most successful on-line trading technology platforms in the World.