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About Us

Profitable, ambitious and unconstrained by industry boundaries, we use modern practices, technology and the web to solve problems and build great businesses.

Our Story

Our story is one of solid, ongoing, profitable growth achieved through our experience, our people and their dedication to making things happen.

The de Banke Group of companies operates in a wide range of markets such as automotive parts, intellectual property and the pinnacle of sport technology.

We will continue to explore diverse opportunities in a whole variety of sectors - wherever there is a marketplace with opportunities to improve and innovate.

Our Mission

We think small is great. Small companies remain nimble, passionate and fun. They find it easier to remember where they came from and why they started.

So our mission is to continue our impressive momentum by growing the Group with more and more small, dynamic companies across a wider and wider market sector base. That way we'll maintain our core values of working to be better, making a difference and having fun.

We believe in...

  • Playing like a champion
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Having fun
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Confident humility

Clichés we actually like...

  • Practice makes perfect
  • Trying and failing beats failing to try
  • Outside-the-box thinking
  • Win-win situations
  • Giving 110%

Meet Simon

Simon de Banke is founder and sole owner of de Banke Group, and is actively involved in all of its activities.

Our group structure helps us leverage world-class support for our sibling start-ups, giving us the best of both worlds


Simon's intense curiosity, hard work and passion for business has seen him acquire, build and run more than twenty companies in an increasingly diverse range of marketplaces.

His energy for new enterprise shows no sign of slowing, and he is always interested to hear about opportunities in any business sector.

Other Interests

A former amateur rally driver (with a Guinness World Record for the longest Power Slide - a whopping 2h 11m 18s!), Simon's need for speed has transformed into a desire for altitude as a private pilot for business and pleasure around the UK and Europe.

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