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Grants & Finance News from 2020


23rd November 2020

Copper Parry reports double-digit growth for FY20 and the first half of FY21

For the year ending 30 April 2020, Cooper Parry’s continuing business revenue grew organically by 10% to £31m, with average partner profits increasing by 22%.
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22nd November 2020

Family-run childcare group secures Top-Up support package from Lloyds Bank

An independent childcare provider in Leicester is keeping its doors open after receiving funding from Lloyds Bank via the Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme Top Up, launched on Tuesday 10th November.
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21st November 2020

Monkey vs Owl Expands Residential Lettings Online Capabilities

Fast-growing residential lettings company Monkey vs Owl (MOVO) has expanded its online platform to provide a national service for property landlords.
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20th November 2020

Media students’ work helps Mansfield prepare for cash boost

Media students from West Nottinghamshire College have played a key role in highlighting ambitious plans for redeveloping Mansfield district.
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20th November 2020

Russell Roof Tiles reveals investment in tech

Burton based Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has revealed the extent of its investment in technology over the past 12 months, as part of its continued commitment to increasing production efficiencies and strengthening its customer service.
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18th November 2020

BGF backs fast-growth ecommerce business

BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor – has invested £8 million into Leicestershire-headquartered UK Flooring Direct to support its ongoing growth ambitions. 
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2nd November 2020

Small Business Leadership Programme: Available fully funded from the University of Derby

Provided 'free of charge' as part of a £20m business support package the programme will help small businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19.
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26th October 2020

Leicester software firm raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors.
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17th October 2020

Sinfonia Viva Pledges Support To Freelance Family Following Grant Announcement

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, which is based in Derby and the only professional orchestra in the East Midlands, has secured support as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
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16th October 2020

Lockdown opens doors to growth for Mansfield manufacturer

A Nottinghamshire performance doorset manufacturer is set to grow revenues by £2million this year thanks in part to a £400,000 investment in new machinery, backed by Lloyds Bank.
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15th October 2020

Businesses urged to back £4.25m planetarium plans

Businesses across the East Midlands are being urged to support plans to create a new £4.25m planetarium and science discovery centre which aims to inspire interest in STEM learning and careers.
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14th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum receive lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Chesterfield Theatres and Chesterfield Museum have been awarded more than £400,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future;
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13th October 2020

Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government, thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 
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13th October 2020

Leicester businesswoman raises £950k in second funding round

A Leicester businesswoman whose software platform helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes has raised a further £950,000 from investors. 
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9th October 2020

Chesterfield Borough Council - Chesterfield secures funding to deliver Green Homes

Chesterfield Borough Council has secured £500,000 of funding to enable energy efficiency improvements for local residents. 
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7th October 2020

Silverstone experience receives £250k National Lottery support to help with impact of COVID-19

The Silverstone Experience has received £250k from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to ensure it is able to remain open during the winter and continue its mission of preserving the heritage of British motor racing.
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6th October 2020

Round Corner Brewing, the business that ‘can’

Melton Mowbray based Round Corner Brewing is set to double its output this year thanks to a grant from the Business Gateway Growth Hub and its ability to adapt the production of its world-class craft beers during the Covid-19 crisis.
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6th October 2020

Leicester cinema prepares for lights, camera, action with Lloyds support

Phoenix Cinema in Leicester is preparing to re-open its doors after receiving support from Lloyds Bank, as part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
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6th October 2020

Nottingham city centre school gets £2.5k donation from The Island Quarter

A Nottingham primary school in Sneinton has been provided with much-needed funds to support children with online learning, after the developer behind The Island Quarter www.theislandquarter.com site donated £2,500.
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5th October 2020

D2N2 announces funding for wave of projects across the region in wake of economic downturn

£5.75m will be invested in seven projects designed to improve skills  and create jobs
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3rd October 2020

Young people unbox their futures across Leicestershire

One thousand five hundred young people in Leicestershire will benefit from an innovative careers package delivered straight to their homes.
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30th September 2020

D2N2 allocates funding towards redevelopment of Ilkeston’s Toll Bar House

Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire awards £425,000 to the project
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25th September 2020

Plastic moulding firm to pursue growth after £250,000 loan from MEIF

Nottingham-based firm will use the funding to progress growth plans A Sandiacre (Nottingham) firm specialising in plastic and metal injection moulding has secured a £250,000 from the MEIF Maven Debt Finance. H.P.M Limited (HPM) will use the funding pac
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24th September 2020

Chancellor outlines winter economy plan in response to latest coronavirus developments.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.
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22nd September 2020

Disability Direct receives £100,000 COVID relief grant

Disability Direct has received £100,000 from Barclays Bank’s Covid-19 Community Aid Package as recognition of its impact during the crisis.
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21st September 2020

£500,000 AUTOMATION INVESTMENT DRIVES SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCIES FOR OPUS TRUST CUSTOMERS

Opus Trust Communications, the omnichannel communications specialist based in Leicester, has enhanced its digital capabilities following a significant investment in intelligent digital mailroom solutions.
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22nd July 2020

Broker launches new vehicle management division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the creation of its new vehicle management and leasing division.
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10th July 2020

New Trainee and Apprentice bonuses – a guide from Access Training

The new Trainee and Apprentice bonus schemes announced on 8 July 2020 by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are welcome news for employers and young job seekers alike.
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10th July 2020

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation delivers more than £500,000 in emergency grants

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (LLRCF) has delivered a staggering £552,719.50 in emergency grants to charities, voluntary groups and community organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.
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8th July 2020

Another lifeline for business owners

Chancellor Rishi Sunak today announced further support for employers affected by coronavirus, in the form of a Job Retention Bonus. 
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1st July 2020

Glenrose supports Rolls-Royce workers with complimentary financial advice

Derby-based Glenrose Financial Planners has offered to support Rolls-Royce workers potentially affected by redundancy by providing complimentary one-to-one consultations to help them plan their finances.
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23rd June 2020

Glenrose launches new online financial advice service

Derby-based Glenrose Financial Planners has launched a new online financial advice portal as part of its strategic plans for growth.
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4th June 2020

Charnwood launches specialist sports advisory arm for athletes

Charnwood Accountants & Business Advisors LLP recently launched a new specialist advisory arm, Loughborough Finance for Sport, to support athletes and sports-related businesses with their accounting needs. 
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14th May 2020

Mercia invests over £11m during lockdown

Mercia Asset Management, which is one of the most active investors in regional SMEs, has invested over £11m in the seven weeks since the lockdown began.
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6th May 2020

Leicester-based HR software firm secures £775k to build its client base

StaffCircle – the Leicester-based HR software company – has raised a further £775,000 to build its sales and marketing team and expand its client base.
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4th May 2020

COVID-19 Bounce Back Loans Scheme

The bounce-back loans scheme specifically targets small and micro businesses in all sectors, providing loans from £2,000 up to 25 per cent of their turnover with a maximum loan of £50,000.
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1st May 2020

Investment Boosts Nottinghamshire Engineering Start-up

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-based engineering consultancy has received a six-figure sum investment from Enterprise Loans East Midlands through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.
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28th April 2020

Broker firm launches new scheme to help the NHS

Financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has announced the launch of its new ‘Help to Supply’ scheme.
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27th April 2020

Chamber welcomes new coronavirus ‘bounceback’ scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today confirmed the introduction of a new ‘micro-loan’ scheme to help small businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis.
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23rd April 2020

£120k Funding Awarded To Improve Road Safety At Local Level

The Road Safety Trust, a charity dedicated to making the UK’s roads the safest in the world, has awarded £120,000 funding to six organisations across the UK to help improve road safety at a local level.
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20th April 2020

Lincolnshire security fog manufacturer secures £250,000 from MEIF

Concept Smoke Screen will use the funding to launch a new product, expand its customer reach overseas and create five new jobs in Lincolnshire.
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9th April 2020

Nursery Group Remains Open To Support Key Worker Families After £1.6 Million Funding Boost

One of the UK’s largest family-owned and managed nursery group will be able to keep its doors open to the children of key workers during the coronavirus lockdown after securing a £1.6 million loan from Lloyds Bank, brokered by Goodman Corporate Finance.
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7th April 2020

Calling All Manufacturers

The Government is reaching out to manufacturers to get feedback on how the current COVID-19 situation is affecting you
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6th April 2020

Dains Webinar Provides Crucial Covid-19 Cash Flow Advice To Businesses

Dains Accountants has highlighted the importance of good cash flow forecasting for businesses to help them overcome the financial impact of COVID-19.
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3rd April 2020

Family cleaning company ‘keeping lights on’ with support from Lloyds Bank

A second-generation cleaning company is benefitting from a five-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) from Lloyds Bank.
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1st April 2020

Manufacturing Growth Program Grant Funded Support for businesses during COVID-19 Crisis

Manufacturing Growth Program is still actively offering Grant support (typically 33% of project costs) to help businesses re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!
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22nd March 2020

Commemorative five tonne bell cast in UK gets Royal escort down under

A huge bell weighing more than five tonnes has been transported nearly 10,000 miles, from the UK to Australia’s capital city Canberra, by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), following its casting and tuning at the Loughborough Bellfoundry in Leicesters
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18th March 2020

Business Minister Opens New Engineering Centre at Boston College

The Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP opened the Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Centre (EMAT) at Boston College yesterday (Thursday 12th March).
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9th March 2020

Investment boosts Lincolnshire housing group's growth ambitions

A leading housing group that operates across Lincolnshire has secured significant investment that will help it achieve its ambitious plans to build around 750 new homes a year for the next five years.
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6th March 2020

MEIF investment propels Leicestershire Comms firm into international markets

Leicestershire-based communications firm Write the Talk has received £75,000 to support UK job creation with expansion plans into the Hong Kong and USA markets.
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3rd March 2020

trentbarton going places with new full fibre network

trentbarton invests in full fibre to secure better customer experience
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1st March 2020

Buy-to-let landlords face 'seismic' tax change

People selling buy-to-let properties or other property owners could clock up financial penalties due to ‘seismic’ changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) payment rules, says tax specialist Imogen Lea, from Clarke Willmott LLP.
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28th February 2020

Derbyshire firm targets further growth following million pound machinery boost

A Derbyshire-based manufacturer is accelerating its growth plans after investing close to £1 million in new machinery with the support of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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27th February 2020

Manufacturing jobs on offer at Derbyshire manufacturer thanks to 50k funding injection

Derbyshire-based software engineering company Devtank expands thanks to a six-figure funding boost from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.
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27th February 2020

Historic Maynard Arms hotel brought back to life by new management

The Maynard Arms in Grindleford, Derbyshire, has reopened under new management after undergoing a full transformation, including a new restaurant and bar.
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26th February 2020

Lincolnshire engineering company plans double turnover with HSBC UK support

Lincolnshire-based SL Engineering, a supplier to some of the world’s most demanding fuel, hydraulic and other critical fluid conveyance applications, aims to double turnover to over £12 million by 2023, thanks to a £1.5 million refinancing package from HS
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24th February 2020

UK's largest supplier of buttons to the fashion industry puts new HQ in style

One of Nottingham’s oldest independent family-owned business, Jones & Co, is expanding into new purpose-built premises after receiving a £1 million funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
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24th February 2020

New £50,000 sampling machine ensures 'the real deal' for packaging manufacturer

A packaging manufacturer has invested £50,000 in a new sampling machine which will give its clients a more realistic idea of the products it can produce.
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22nd February 2020

Chesterfield outdoor equipment specialist acquires new premises with support from HSBC UK

Hubaco Ltd, the parent company of Terra Nova Equipment, best known for the design and manufacture of award-winning outdoor equipment, and YourSchoolUniform.com, an online schoolwear supplier, has moved into its new premises in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, afte
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19th February 2020

Investment markets open for business to new entrants

Investment and private equity markets could help to fund the growth of exciting Nottingham businesses, according to a recent event hosted by Macildowie in partnership with the London Stock Exchange.
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18th February 2020

Partnership's office for charity boosts bid to revive 'iron giant' for public benefit

Regeneration agency Erewash Partnership has helped a voluntary group to keep plans on track for turning the disused Bennerley Viaduct at Ilkeston into a visitor attraction.
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16th February 2020

Charterpoint Senior Living starts work on new Bingham care home

Developers have broken ground on a new 70-bed care home being built in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
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14th February 2020

New Metro Bank 'MCash' delivery service launches across the Midlands

Metro Bank has launched its new on-demand cash collection and delivery service in the Midlands. The new service will support the 4.2 million1 UK SMEs that rely on cash2, and save SMEs vital time by delivering and collecting cash at their doorstep on reque
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11th February 2020

Bedrock Tax owner shortlisted for national Women in Accountancy and Finance 2020

edrock Tax is delighted to announce that Lisa Topliss, one of Bedrock Tax's Directors and owner of the business, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020 which showcases the achievements of women in practice, bus
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8th February 2020

Local Company Invests £1m to Grow and Create Jobs

While many businesses have not made investment decisions because of uncertainty and lack of confidence brought about by Brexit. ADS Laser Cutting Ltd based in Leicester, an engineering business, has invested in a new metal laser cutting machine from manuf
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8th February 2020

Wholesale nursery supplier secures £250,000 loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Family run plant nursery will use the funding to accelerate growth plans, diversify its customer base and take advantage of new market opportunities.
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7th February 2020

Focus on business growth and productivity as Leicester Innovation Week returns

Is innovation a key driver when it comes to growing a successful business?
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7th February 2020

The end of the road for Entrepreneurs' Relief?

With the 11th March Budget looming, speculation is rife that Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) is to be curtailed or even abolished.
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7th February 2020

Wholesale nursery supplier secures £250,000 loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Family run plant nursery will use the funding to accelerate growth plans, diversify its customer base and take advantage of new market opportunities.
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5th February 2020

Charities offered space and advice plus interest

Charities are being offered mentoring, advice and even free meeting space alongside a competitive interest rate in an innovative new savings account from Hinckley & Rugby.
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4th February 2020

RSM takes top spot in Midlands M&A advisory league

RSM's corporate finance team has moved up the league table to become the most active financial adviser in the Midlands M&A advisory market in 2019.
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3rd February 2020

RSM takes top spot in Midlands M&A advisory league

RSM's corporate finance team has moved up the league table to become the most active financial adviser in the Midlands M&A advisory market in 2019.
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27th January 2020

Nottingham’s Unity Square development reaches new heights

A topping out ceremony was held at one of the East Midlands’ most significant developments, Unity Square, to mark the build reaching its highest point.
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