The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) launched in May 2019 and is made up of two funding streams; equity or debt finance. Debt finance The FSE Group supports new and established small to medium enterprises that are investing in one of the 33 London Boroughs. The Fund typically provides debt loans of between £100,000 to […]
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London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme provides tailored advice and support to grow your business. It will help you overcome many challenges at different stages in your businesses’ growth journey, as well as providing access to: Experienced and commercially successful mentors Local business support Workshops and events Corporate engagement. This three-month programme is open to […]
The Mayor’s International Business Programme is a tailored business support programme for high-growth firms in London operating in four broad sectors: creative, finance, business services and tech, life sciences and urban innovation. Over the course of the 12-month programme, you will receive the advice and support you need to make your business an international success. […]
CEME is a regeneration charity that helps support economic growth across east London and the Thames Gateway. It provides a range of support services and facilities to help entrepreneurs and businesses achieve accelerated growth and scale. Services and facilities include: Modern office and co-working space, as well as workshop facilities for technical training, apprenticeships and […]
Digital Catapult supports the early adoption of advanced digital technologies and helps to bridge the gap between businesses, academics and corporations. It works in a number of ways including: Helping businesses to increase the adoption of advanced digital technologies Connecting investors with early-stage businesses that are working on technology solutions with commercial potential in the […]
BGF (Business Growth Fund) supports companies at all stages of growth. Initial investments typically range from £2 million to £10 million. A Growth Hub Guide to help with access to finance Financing Your Business with Venture Capital Venture capital is often used to fund business growth. This guide explains where to find sources of venture […]
The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Research and Technology programme provides innovation funding to support UK aerospace design and manufacturing. Please note that grant criteria and limits apply, according to the type of research and the size of the company applying. A Growth Hub Guide to help with applying for business grants How to Apply for […]
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) connects people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new business ideas. The KTN works with large and small companies, government agencies and research organisations, tech hubs and start ups, public funding bodies, venture capitalists and private investors to build a network that helps enterprising people and […]
Envestors specialises in helping high-growth companies to raise equity finance through its network of private investors. Investors will typically invest an average of £42,000 in high-growth companies seeking £250,000 to £2 million in equity funding. A Growth Hub Guide to help with access to finance Financing Your Business with Venture Capital Venture capital is often […]
Make UK supports manufacturing firms to comply with their health and safety obligations by offering best practice health, safety and environmental training and consultancy, which can be tailored to the specific needs to your business. Services include advice on compliance, training and skills, environmental management and environmental law. A Growth Hub Guide to help you […]
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Make UK has a team of HR professionals who can provide support to engineering and manufacturing firms on HR and employment law issues. The team can advise on issues ranging from day-to-day problems through to major business changes. A Growth Hub Guide to help with taking on staff Checklist for First-Time Employers If you are […]
Make UK provides cutting edge information and insights to help manufacturing firms gain a better understanding of their business and their market. Publications include blogs, news, articles, bulletins and insights. A Growth Hub Guide to help you reach your target market Profiling Your Target Market This guide explains how to profile and reach your target […]
Make UK’s productivity consulting services can help manufacturing firms to improve their processes to increase efficiency and quality. Make UK can also provide staff training to ensure employers have the right skills in their workforce to deliver the results they need. A Growth Hub Guide to help strengthen your business How to Carry Out […]
Make UK helps to foster enterprise and innovation, keeping businesses safe, compliant and future-focused. Everything it does is designed to help the manufacturing industry flourish, from providing essential business support and training, to championing the industry within government in the UK and in Europe. Its business support services cover human resources and employment law, productivity improvement, […]
Make UK provides training and development services for manufacturing firms. Make UK’s services use various approaches, including diagnostic investigations, audits, organisational analysis and performance gap analysis. A Growth Hub Guide to help you strengthen your business How to Carry Out a SWOT Analysis A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis is a useful tool […]
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a government scheme designed to help small, early stage companies raise equity finance by offering tax relief to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies. SEIS recognises the difficulties that early stage companies face by offering tax relief at a higher rate. A Growth Hub […]
Boost Capital provides short-term loans from £3,000 for business owners, with repayment terms from four to 18 months. The money can be used for almost any business use, such as to help with cash flow, for working capital or to buy stock. Applicants usually receive a decision within 24 business hours and access to funds […]