Enterprise & Funding

There are numerous sources of funding for businesses in and around the North West of England, but it is often difficult to know where to start and what is available to your business.  To help you navigate this minefield, we would like to make you aware of the following useful entities that we have discovered on our travels.

Business Growth Hub

If you work in an ambitious business interested in business growth then the BGH may be able to help you.  A business support advisor will be able to guide you to the available sources of funding, training and assist with the identification of possible business opportunities to help you reach your growth targets.

For more information visit http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/services/accessing-finance-for-your-business 

If you would like an introduction to the Bolton BGH, please get in touch.

Boost Business Lancashire

Boost provides a wealth of services from start-up advice through to developing growth strategies and raising funding and investment. 

For more information visit http://www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk.

If you would like an introduction to Boost Business Lancashire, please get in touch.

PERA Technology

Pera are efficient at helping companies to access grant funding available for new product development.  
They can help you to identify whether the requirements and timescales that are associated with grant funding will fit with your business and guide you through the whole process starting with writing a grant proposal and seeing it through to the end result.   

For more information visit http://www.peratechnology.com.

If you would like an introduction to Pera Technology, please get in touch.

Advanced Propulsion Centre

The APC provides funding to projects focussed on low carbon propulsion systems. Funding is allocated to projects based on the outcome of bi-annual competitions.

For more information visit http://www.apcuk.co.uk/about-apc/funding/.

If you would like an introduction to the APC, please get in touch.

RTC North

RTC North is a lead UK partner in the worlds’ largest business support network - Enterprise Europe Network.

They offer a wide range of funding streams, including Innovate2Succeed, which is a fully funded programme designed to drive growth among SMEs by raising their internal capacity to innovate.  Advisers work with companies to understand the barriers to process, product and service innovation and provide support to develop an action plan to help them achieve their strategic growth plans.  The UK IP Office IP Audit programme is often available under this programme, which allows for a professional review of intellectual property to be performed and an IP strategy put in place.

For more information visit http://www.rtcnorth.co.uk/programmes/innovate2succeed.

If you would like an introduction to the APC, please get in touch.