Turn Partners is focused on the acquisition and turnaround of distressed and underutilised businesses. Although a relatively new structure, the company has developed a small diverse business portfolio by grouping previous projects and with the recent acquisition of a leading niche dating agency. The businesses core methodology is employing lean start-up principles and structuring businesses for growth by implementing various systems and processes. Turn Partners was founded by Mike Bandar and James Vardy who have so far self funded the company with the proceeds of previous business ventures. The team now consists of five core staff and contracts the relevant specialists for the turnaround at hand, currently including four developers, an advertising agency and dating industry specialist.