Accelerator Directory / L Marks Limited

Business Description

"Bringing the Startup & Corporate Worlds Together. L Marks are innovation specialists and early-stage investors. We work with some of the UK's best known brands - including John Lewis, EDF Energy and IAG - to identify the challenges in their business, then create bespoke partnership and scouting projects to turn these into opportunities for improvement and innovation.

We aim to build bridges between corporates seeking to innovate and young companies with disruptive tech.

:: STARTUPS. Getting the attention of a corporate business can seem like an impossible task, unless you already have a foot in the door. L Marks is your opportunity broker. Our tailored startup programmes help you facilitate a corporate relationship, nurture it through expert mentorship and preserve it by exploring investment opportunities.

:: CORPORATES. Too many corporate businesses rely on old processes, because that's the way things have always been done. We believe that being agile, adopting a startup mentality and discovering new disruptive solutions can support any business looking to transform. Corporate innovation isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. Don't get left behind.

L Marks was founded in 2012 by Stuart Marks, Chairman, a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold four businesses over the past 25 years. They have spanned several sectors including CRM, location-based services and digital media. Every company applied innovation to challenge existing business models. Stuart has worked with a diverse and international customer-base including Sainsbury’s, British Airways, Unilever, Vodafone, BMW and various Government agencies across the world.

His most recent exit was ITIS Holdings plc in 2011. The company was listed on the LSE and was Europe’s leading provider of real time traffic information and connected car technology and was the first company to commercialise crowd sourced data from GPS devices and mobile phone networks."

Registered Address

20 Broad Lane
WA15 0DF

Contact Details

Key Data

Company Number
Private Limited Company
Company Age
8 years
August 30, 2011
Nature of Business
70229 - Business consultancy activities other than financial management
Year End
December 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2021
Latest Accounts
December 31, 2019


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