We provide advice and support to assist you in accessing a range of both locally supported and central Government provided grants and support schemes.
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS) and their delivery partners where we have established relationships. Andrew Wattsford has previously worked in Economic Development in County Durham and is well connected with both the Local Enterprise Partnerships and their delivery partners. Andrew has extensive knowledge in this area and works with providers wherever possible to access funding and grants to reduce overall loan values for clients.
Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (EFGS) is a government initiative established in 2009 and designed specifically to assist SME business owners with flexible loans of up to £1 million that may incur difficulty in obtaining the full amount of finance that is needed. There are currently over 30 UK banks and financial institutions set up and registered to administer the EFGS and we have strong established relationships with them all.
Start Up Loans is a government backed initiative providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance. We will help you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cash flow forecast. There are no fees charged for obtaining a Start Up Loan or any of the services associated with it.
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In addition to grant and government schemes we provide access to a growing number of authorised and regulated financial institutions who will provide secured loan facilities as a viable alternative to the High Street Bank.