£25k to £2m Loans available to UK Northern Based Companies

£25k to £2m Loans available to UK Northern Based Companies

 

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When bank lending cannot be accessed then this is a good alternative.  You want to grow, have the product, but lack the cash flow then please talk to PRODDIO.

PRODDIO can help you access the right loans to provide the necessary cashflow needed to expand and take your business to the next level.  As little as £25k to £25m or more, no problem.  We can show you how to access the funds you require.

PRODDIO have access to many alternative funding solutions and has already raised over £6.5million for our clients in 2017


If you need any support in helping access this loan then please get in touch, we would be happy to help.

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Stephen Paxton

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The Energy Catalyst 4 – Innovate UK is offering businesses and universities a share of up to £19 million to develop innovative solutions to global energy challenges.

The Energy Catalyst 4 – Innovate UK is offering businesses and universities a share of up to £19 million to develop innovative solutions to global energy challenges.

The Energy Catalyst

The aim of the Energy Catalyst is to speed up the best of UK innovation at all development stages. It helps businesses progress their innovations to commercial readiness.

The opportunity

Technology innovation is needed to solve the global energy sector ‘trilemma’ of:

  • low carbon
  • security of supply
  • affordability

These challenges are creating major global market opportunities. Innovative businesses in the UK can develop world-leading solutions to these challenges.

This funding competition

The fourth round of the Energy Catalyst is now open. There are 3 awards, each open to businesses, universities and research organisations:

  • early-stage award – technical feasibility
  • mid-stage awards – technology development
  • late-stage awards – pre-commercial technology validation

The competition supports innovative solutions in any technology or sector area. The proposed solutions can focus on any part of the energy trilemma.

Competition dates

  • the deadline for registration is noon on 7 September 2016
  • the competition closes at noon on 14 September 2016

To apply:

  • you can lead a proposal if you are either:
    • an SME acting on your own or working with any other with any type of organisation
    • a research organisation collaborating with a business
  • your project can last up to one year
  • the total cost of your project can be up to £300,000
  • the total non-business-partner costs must not exceed 50% of the total project costs
  • business partner funding can be up to 70% of their total project costs for small or micro SMEs, 60% for medium SMEs or 50% for larger companies

 

Link to find out more information and to apply: https://goo.gl/PcDNfY

Another great grant highlighted by PRODDIO


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£15M worth of Grants Available for UK SME’s for Innovation Projects

£15M worth of Grants Available for UK SME’s for Innovation Projects

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. We will fund projects that aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth.

Projects need to be led by a business and must involve at least one SME. They can be carried out by an SME working alone or in collaboration with other organisations. Projects with costs of £100,000 or more must involve working with other partners

We are looking for projects which focus on any of the technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development research categories.

Projects should last between 6 months and 3 years. They should range from total costs of £50,000 to £2 million.

 

Registration deadline Noon on 6 July 2016
Application deadline Noon on 13 July 2016

 

Link to find out more information and to apply: https://goo.gl/AGCAzT

Another great grant highlighted by PRODDIO

 


If you need any support in helping access this grant then please get in touch, we would be happy to help.

** Don’t forget that if you get the funds PRODDIO can also help you get further money back through the R&D Tax Credit scheme – a double win.

Thanks for reading.

Stephen Paxton

Launch Of The 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards

Launch Of The 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards

The Growing Business Awards (GBAs) is an independent awards programme run in association with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The 2016 awards are sponsored by Amazon.

The awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s innovative high-growth businesses. However, it is not just well-established companies that the GBA honours; the awards welcome applications from new, innovative businesses.

The 2016 categories open to entries are as follows:

  • Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+)
  • Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m)
  • Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover less than £25m)
  • B2B Business of the Year
  • Consumer Business of the Year
  • Digital Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Export Champion of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Franchisee of the Year
  • Micro Business of the Year
  • Rural Business of the Year
  • The Triumph over Adversity Award
  • Young Company of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Employer of the Year (not open for self-nominations)

Category winners will be presented with an award and benefit from the publicity, media promotion and brand exposure associated with the event.

All Growing Business Awards winners receive automatic membership of the CBI, the UK’s premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level.

All UK-based high-growth and entrepreneurial companies, regardless of size or stage of operations, may enter the awards.

2016 awards ceremony date and venue: 30 November 2016 at the Brewery, London.

The deadline for entries to the 2016 round of awards is 23 September 2016.

 APPLY HERE

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Stephen Paxton

PRODDIO

 

 

Innovate UK will invest £200,000 to get more women innovating in business.

Innovate UK will invest £200,000 to get more women innovating in business.

Innovate UK is launching a new initiative, in focus, to spearhead our work to encourage diversity in innovation and by doing so to boost the UK economy. Women in Innovation is our first action under the in focus initiative.

 

Innovate UK want to enable and encourage more women to participate in Innovate UK competitions and take advantage of our support. We are running this process to identify 12 women who will benefit from a unique tailor-made package of support. In addition, 4 of these women will also receive £50,000 to further their plans and make a stellar impact in the world of innovation.

The competition is open to any woman in the UK with experience in business innovation. The awards will open for applications on 1 June 2016.

You must register before noon 24 August 2016.

You must apply before noon 31 August 2016. We will announce the winners in Autumn 2016.

Register and apply online at www.innovateuk.gov.uk

 

What Innovate UK are looking for

They are offering 12 women a tailored package of support. In addition, 4 of these women will receive £50,000.

We are looking for women who:

  • have real potential to become leaders in business innovation and/or successful entrepreneurs
  • have exciting ideas that promise significant economic value to the UK
  • are comfortable taking on the position of role model
  • are willing to engage in activities to encourage and inspire other women to get involved
  • have a clear vision for their future and area of innovation they plan to focus on
  • have a plan to use the award money and support to progress that plan
  • have relevant experience of making innovation happen
  • have the capability and personal drive to achieve success

 

Innovate want the awards to make a real difference and therefore are looking to find women who will benefit significantly from our support and in turn, can make a real impact on innovation in the UK.

 

Find out if you are eligible to apply

The awards are open to:

  • any woman in the UK with experience in business innovation
  • women working in any of Innovate UK’s 4 sectors
  • a company owner, employee or sole trader/ entrepreneur in any size of business
  • an individual in a position legally and contractually to utilise the grant funding on offer

 


If you need any support in helping access this grant then please get in touch, we would be happy to help.

  • Don’t forget that if you get the funds we can also help you get further money back through the R&D Tax Credit scheme – a double win.

Thanks for reading.

Stephen Paxton