At WilkinsonFuture we invest in people and products that are improving the world of tomorrow.
We are the venture capital arm of AHWL, which owns a range of investments including the wilko family of businesses, which has supported UK families for over 90 years through their network of 400+ retail stores and online at wilko.com.
We take a long term, collaborative approach out of a genuine desire to help the next generation of UK businesses succeed. To date, we have invested in some fantastic ventures (see here). We are sector agnostic and typically support early stage businesses with seed capital of up to £100K.
Our team and extended network have decades of experience working alongside businesses and entrepreneurs across sectors from retail to healthcare to technology
We are a collaborative team and our portfolio companies are always keen to assist one another and help each other grow
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We take a genuine long term approach. We are not answerable to outside investors and take a generational view. We do not demand unsustainable growth, quick exits or premature dividends. It is fundamentally your business.
SUPPORTING DREAMERS AND DOERS
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
JK and Mary Wilkinson opened the first Wilkinson retail shop on Charnwood Street, Leicester in 1930. Some 90 years later, the wilko ethos remains unchanged: to free up hard-working families to be the best they can be.
UK people and businesses have supported the growth of our business for the best part of a century. Just as we have been supported, we have a desire and duty to support the next generation of budding entrepreneurs who may benefit from our investment, experience and knowledge.
We hope to contribute to our portfolio businesses, as well as learn from their insights and perspectives. We are looking to partner with aspiring entrepreneurs, who are aligned with our community driven values. Together we hope to solve important problems and make a meaningful impact.