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  1. 1. Business support finderYou shortlisted the following support schemes for which your business may be Support and Advice - Tewkesbury BoroughDescriptionThe Economic Development Unit offers advice and support including: • advice on set-up or expansion • a signposting service for grants available from other sources • a current vacancies list which details retail and office premises available within Tewkesbury town centre • a comprehensive Business Directory of local suppliers and service providers • access to local business groupsEligibilityAvailable to start-up and existing businesses within the Tewkesbury area.Contact DetailsWebsite: eid=178Contact: Tewkesbury Borough CouncilAddress: Gloucester Road Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5TTTel: 01684 272 249 - 1-
  2. 2. Co-operative Research ProjectsDescriptionThis scheme encourages small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that lack adequate research facilities to work withorganisations in the EU that have relevant facilities and capabilities. The EU contributes towards the cost of researchcarried out by these organisations on behalf of SMEs.Value • Max amount: DiscretionaryUp to 50 per cent of total costs are eligible for funding.EligibilitySMEs based in the UK working in collaboration with at least two partners from member or associated states of the EU.Contact DetailsWebsite: Beta Technology LimitedAddress: Barclay Court Doncaster Carr Doncaster South Yorkshire DN4 5HZTel: 01302 322 633Email: - 2-
  3. 3. Summit GroupDescriptionThe Summit Group provides financial support in the form of venture capital for start-up and expanding businesses, inreturn for at least 20 per cent voting rights and a board seat in the companies within which it invests.Value • Maximum amount £500,000EligibilityBusinesses throughout the UK involved in the following sectors: • finance • marketing • business services • property services • medical services • energyEvaluationApplicants must have a creative and experienced management team.Additional InfoSummit has a policy of not investing in retail or businesses whose customers are consumers.Applicants should be aware that Summit does not provide loans or guarantees.Contact DetailsWebsite: The Summit Group LtdAddress: 10 Cloisters House 8 Battersea Park Road London SW8 4BGTel: 020 7720 4262 - 3-
  4. 4. Construction Lean Improvement Programme (CLIP)DescriptionThis scheme aims to develop best practice and increase the rate of productivity across the construction sector. Servicesare tailored to specific needs of applicants and can include: • product and processes benchmarking and recommendations • strategy development programme • process improvement masterclass • supply chain and supplier development programme • lean assessmentEligibilityConstruction businesses across the UK may apply.Contact DetailsWebsite: BREAddress: Bucknalls Lane Watford WD25 9XXTel: 01923 664 638Email: - 4-
  5. 5. Catapult Growth FundDescriptionThis venture capital fund looks to make equity investments in young, developing small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) with the potential for rapid growth.Value • Min amount: £500,000 • Max amount: £2 millionEligibilityApplicants must: • have SME status • be involved in specific industry sectors, see organisers for details • have potential for growth and long-term sustainability • have a well-defined business strategy and exit plan for investorsAdditional InfoContact fund administrators for further information.Contact DetailsWebsite: lContact: Catapult Venture Managers LimitedAddress: 13 Narborough Wood Business Park Desford Road Enderby Leicester LE19 4XTTel: 0116 238 8200Email: - 5-
  6. 6. ConstructionlineDescriptionProvides a register of over 12,500 local and national prequalified construction and construction-related services. Inaddition, it offers a helpline where applications can be completed over the telephone on behalf of contractors.EligibilityFurther details about the assessment criteria, including the various verification and assessment measures used byConstructionline are available on the website.Contact DetailsWebsite: ers/index.htmlContact: ConstructionlineAddress: PO Box 6441 Basingstoke Hampshire England RG21 7FNTel: 0845 892 0313Email: - 6-
  7. 7. Innovation SupportDescriptionThe scheme provides a range of support services to help businesses develop and implement innovation projects. Thisincludes: • specialist knowledge • project management experience • a number of useful contactsContact DetailsWebsite: Beta Technology LimitedAddress: Barclay Court Doncaster Carr Doncaster South Yorkshire DN4 5HZTel: 01302 322 633Email: - 7-
  8. 8. Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility (FP7)DescriptionThe overall strategic objective of the Marie Curie Actions programme is to provide broad support for the development ofabundant and dynamic world class human resources in the European research system, taking into account the inherentinternational dimension of research.Value • Max amount: DiscretionaryEligibilityEligible participants include research institutes, universities and industry.Applicants must be prepared to move countries, and should not be a national of the state in which they plan to move andcarry out their research.Additional InfoThe minimum number of partners can range between one and three, depending on the Marie Curie Action.Typically projects last between two and four years.Contact DetailsWebsite: ome_en.htmlContact: Department for Business, Innovation and SkillsAddress: 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ETTel: 0870 600 6080 - 8-
  9. 9. Mobility ProjectsDescriptionBusinesses and individuals can access placement opportunities designed to assist them in enhancing selected skills.There are two types of mobility project available: • placements for individuals seeking to develop work skills that will allow them to become better integrated into the workforce • opportunities for those based in design, delivery or implementation of training to visit similar organisations and discuss best practiceValue • Max amount: DiscretionaryEligibilityOrganisations working in the UK may apply.There are two closing dates per year for applications; the first is at the end of February and second at the end of June.Additional InfoFinancial support is also available to assist applicants in funding their placements.Contact DetailsWebsite: 1000100190001&sectionTitle=MobilityContact: Leonardo UK National Agency (London)Address: Vincent House Key Place 92-93 Edward Street Birmingham B1 2RATel: 0845 199 2929Email: - 9-
  10. 10. South West Angel and Investor Network (SWAIN)DescriptionThe South West Angel and Investor Network (SWAIN) specialises in helping small and medium-sized businesses findequity finance, as well as assisting private investors in the region that are searching for investment opportunities inbusinesses with growth potential.Value • Minimum amount: £25,000 • Maximum amount: £750,000EligibilityCompanies which are successful in raising equity finance share certain key attributes including: • strong growth potential • good management skills • a sustainable competitive advantage in their market • provision of a product or service which offers a high value proposition to its customersAdditional InfoSWAIN is a full member of the British Business Angels Association (BBAA). The BBAA is the new National TradeAssociation for the UKs Business Angel Networks and its Associates and Affiliates.Contact DetailsWebsite: South West Angel and Investor Network (SWAIN)Address: Argentum 510 Bristol Business Park Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS16 1EJTel: 08700 606 560Email: - 10-
  11. 11. Training for Existing StaffDescriptionThe scheme provides funds to enable businesses to help their employees gain extra qualifications, which include: • health and safety test • NVQ/SVQ Level 2 achievement • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 achievementValue • Max amount: DiscretionaryAdditional InfoProvides both on and off the job training.Contact DetailsWebsite: nglearning/citbgrant/grantsavailable2006 07/Contact: CITB-ConstructionSkillsAddress: Bircham Newton Kings Lynn Norfolk PE31 6RHTel: 01485 577 577 - 11-
  12. 12. Seraphim CapitalDescriptionThe scheme provides equity funding to businesses, through all stages of the investment process from due diligence topost investment growth.Value • Min amount: £500,000 • Max amount: £2 millionEligibilityBusinesses must be based in the UK, and show substantial growth potential.Businesses must have SME status.A significant commitment to the venture must be demonstrated, preferably through a cash investment.Contact DetailsWebsite: Seraphim CapitalAddress: 2nd Floor Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square London W1J 6BDTel: 020 7089 2318Email: - 12-
  13. 13. Business Accommodation Support - UKDescriptionThe scheme provides companies with subsidised managed offices and work space for new and small businesses.Contact DetailsWebsite: croydon.aspxContact: Croydon Business VentureAddress: Acorn House 74-94 Cherry Orchard Road Croydon Surrey CR0 6BATel: 020 8681 8339Email: - 13-
  14. 14. Starting a Business - South WestDescriptionThe governments Solutions for Business portfolio includes support through Business Link to help individuals thinkingabout starting a business.This includes free access to clear information and advice for all. It may also include free mentoring and more intensivesupport for those from under-represented groups or those whose businesses are expected to grow rapidly and are in apriority sector for the region.EligibilityAnyone starting a business in England is eligible for the scheme.Additional InfoProducts and services in the Solutions for Business portfolio are designed to help qualifying businesses grow andsucceed.Contact DetailsWebsite: Business Link in the South WestAddress: Great Western Business Centre Emlyn Square Swindon SN1 5BPTel: 0845 600 9966 - 14-
  15. 15. SfB Finance for Business (FfB) - South WestDescriptionThis Solutions for Business product offers a range of financial solutions for businesses who are unable to get help fromcommercial banks and investors but have a viable business plan. Possible financial solutions include equity funds, debtfunds and loans.EligibilitySmall and medium-sized businesses who are unable to raise all their financial needs from mainstream lenders, despitehaving a viable business plan, are eligible.Additional InfoProducts and services in the Solutions for Business portfolio are designed to help qualifying businesses grow andsucceed.Contact DetailsWebsite: Business Link in the South WestAddress: Great Western Business Centre Emlyn Square Swindon SN1 5BPTel: 0845 600 9966 - 15-
  16. 16. Be the BossDescriptionBe the Boss is a new service from the Royal British Legion with Poppyscotland aimed at supporting recent UK ServiceLeavers to plan, fund and grow their own small businesses. Funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation andSkills (BIS), the Legion and its partner organisations will offer training in small business set-up, assistance in writing abusiness plan and financial forecast, funding to assist in the launch or growth of a business, and periodic health checksand business mentoring to applicants from across the United Kingdom.The scheme has three main components: • Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) on starting a business and self-employment • financial support to assist with vocational training, help with start-up costs and growing the business • mentoring and business healthchecks to help ensure success and growthValueNew businesses with low to moderate start-up costs will be initially eligible for Access funding of up to £4000.New businesses with moderate to high start-up costs will be initially eligible for Aspire funding of up to £7500.Existing businesses that have been trading between 13-24 months will be eligible for Accelerate funding of up to £30,000.Funding will be provided in £500 increments where 25 per cent of the total is a grant and 75 per cent is a loan.EligibilityThe programme is open to anyone who left active service in the UK Armed Forces after 7 October 2001 and intends tostart-up or grow a small-business in the UK.In order to be eligible for grant and loan funding, applicants must complete training in business start up or growth withtheir local enterprise agency, including specialised agencies co-operating with the Legion that work with youth anddisabled people. By completing a full business start-up programme, applicants will create a business or growth plan andfinancial forecast and submit a funding application to the Legion for funding support.Additional InfoApplicants should first register on the Legions employment and training portal, CivvyStreet (see website) and select Bethe Boss for more information and to access the online application form.Contact DetailsWebsite: spx/Contact: The Royal British LegionAddress: 199 Borough High Street London SE1 1AATel: 0800 678 5787Email: - 16-
  17. 17. CompeteForDescriptionOffering a particular focus on supply chain opportunities, CompeteFor acts as a brokerage service, matching buyers withpotential suppliers.Registering on CompeteFor will bring you closer to accessing new business opportunities relevant to your sector.This service is delivered through a partnership between public and private sector organisations, working closely with theLondon Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympic Delivery Authority and other publicsector organisations.Contact DetailsWebsite: www.CompeteFor.comContact: Regional Development Agencies, led by London Development AgencyAddress: 3 Whitcomb Street London WC2H 7HATel: 0845 217 7804Email: - 17-
  18. 18. South East Capital Alliance (SECA)DescriptionThe South East Capital Alliance (SECA) business angel network was established to enable private investment into qualityhigh growth businesses.Investor Forums are held throughout the year and showcase between four and six companies on each occasion.SECA works with businesses to maximise the chance of success, supporting through the entire fundraising process withadvice and assistance.ValueBetween £100,000 and £2 million of investment.EligibilityBusinesses must be able to demonstrate a sustainable competitive advantage in a growth market through an innovativeproduct range and/or intellectual property rights.Businesses can be based in any region.Additional InfoPlease see the website for further information.Contact DetailsWebsite: index.aspx?id=298Contact: Finance South East LimitedAddress: Riverside House 4 Meadows Business Park Station Approach Blackwater, Camberley Surrey GU17 9ABTel: 0127 660 8510Email:© Crown copyright 2010 - 18-