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Love Business Support

Love Business Support is focused on signposting the grants, schemes and initiatives available to help your business grow. Whether you’re a start-up, in the growth phase, wanting to trade internationally or needing to innovate to develop new products and services, we’ll share success stories and connect you directly with the providers of these schemes in the East Midlands.


17th December 2019

Quantity Surveying team at Focus Consultants working at Staunton Country Park in Hampshire

Work is underway on site for a £4 million project which will restore and rejuvenate an historically important parkland.
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8th December 2019

SME support launched to STEM sector at Made in Chesterfield

The University of Derby has revealed a refreshed package of SME support to ‘strength the capability of businesses in Chesterfield and the surrounding region, with access to research and expertise that can help foster innovation.’
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7th December 2019

On-the-go travel accessory company secures funding boost

Derby-based travel accessory manufacturer launches thanks to a cash injection from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.
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16th September 2019

RISK's 'Ecommerce Business of the Year' - thanks to The Digital Growth Programme business support

Leading health & safety training provider RISK is celebrating after scooping a prestigious regional business award, for it's website and customer portal which was delivered following grant funded support from The Digital Growth Programme.
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1st August 2019

Digital Growth Programme extended with £5m of additional funding

A groundbreaking project which has helped thousands of businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire to enhance their digital skills will continue for another three years thanks to a £5m funding extension.
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27th April 2018

Collaborate grant helps Food Attraction reach new markets

A food manufacturer based in Leicester has benefited from a grant of nearly £19,000 from the Collaborate business support project that helps growing small and medium-sized businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire.
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8th March 2018

Hope Against Cancer announces new funding to support cancer research in Leicester

Hope Against Cancer is committing £160K of new funding to support vital, life-saving research carried out in the University of Leicester and on-site at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
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8th March 2018

Collaborate grant helps Welham Motors stay competitive

Established over 70 years ago, Leicester-based engineering business, Welham Motor Company continues to strive for growth.
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20th February 2018

Deadline approaches for £80,000 of business rates relief funding

Time is running out for Charnwood companies to apply for financial support if they have experienced hardship caused by changes to business rates.
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6th February 2018

FUNDING BOOST FOR FAST-GROWING ENTERPRISE

Counsellors are celebrating a £60,000 “super boost” which has allowed them to double the size of their Lincoln Hub - spelling fantastic news for clients and fellow professionals.
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30th January 2018

Collaborate grant helps DPI achieve rapid growth

A company that makes lightboxes and aluminium structures for retail, airport and exhibitions has received a £12,000 boost from Collaborate, the business support project that helps growing small and medium-sized businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire.
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5th January 2018

BHW Advise on Mo Bro’s Deal with Dragons

BHW Solicitors have been instructed by the entrepreneurs behind the headline hitting Mo Bro’s.
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4th January 2018

CURVE AWARDED NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING TO SHARE THE STORY OF LEICESTER FOR TENTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Leicester’s Curve theatre has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £70,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to celebrate the city’s cultural history.
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15th December 2017

THRIVING FAMILY FRIENDLY CAFÉ ENJOYING EXPANSION FOLLOWING FUNDING

SUCCESSFUL family focused café The Milk Lounge is going from strength to strength after opening in a second Nottinghamshire location, thanks to funding from Enterprise Loans.
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27th November 2017

Hardy Signs Host Seminar For Local Business Grants

This November, Hardy Signs Limited, of Burton on Trent, played host to a range of local businesses and organisations at their ‘Grant Access Seminar’.
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27th November 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 Focus completes project management role at Grade I listed hall

A previously inaccessible area of a Grade I listed hall is being opened to the public following a conservation project which has been managed by Focus Consultants.
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21st November 2017

‘ONE STOP BEAUTY SHOP’ LAUNCHES IN NOTTINGHAM

NOTTINGHAM’S newest independent beauty destination, Kiki, opened its doors at the weekend (18 November) to much success thanks to funding from Enterprise Loans.
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8th November 2017

CHESTERFIELD’S ALTEK TO REDEFINE GLOBAL ALUMINIUM RECYCLING FOLLOWING FUNDING FROM SANTANDER

Chesterfield-based ALTEK Europe Ltd (“ALTEK”), a specialist designer and manufacturer of equipment used for the efficient recycling of aluminium and aluminium waste material, is set to commercialise its latest innovative technology, ALUSALT™ after receivi
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20th October 2017

HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University Secure Grant Funding for the Creation of World Class Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Testing Facilities

Government to co-invest with industry to establish £80m globally leading centre of excellence
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20th October 2017

LINCOLN TO BENEFIT FROM £1MILLION INVESTMENT

LINCOLN is one of twelve historic cities which has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund for an innovative new project to encourage more US visitors to explore regional England.
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12th October 2017

R&D funding isn't just for scientists, says Grant Thornton

East Midlands businesses could be missing out on valuable financial support because they don’t realise their activities are eligible for research and development (R&D) funding, according to financial and business advisory firm Grant Thornton.
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2nd October 2017

Manufacturing Growth Challenges 2018 – Are You Ready for Industrie 4.0?

FREE Event - Norton Motorcycle’s (UK) Ltd have kindly offered Donington Hall to host this workshop and you will have the opportunity to hear Stuart Garner, CEO talk about how the Norton brand was developed with the customer in mind.
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28th September 2017

R&D Tax Success for Retail Sector Manufacturer

ASG Consultants have been successful in identifying for CAEM UK a substantial £30,000 in Tax Benefit and it all started from a telephone call!
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19th September 2017

Fresh hope for traumatised young people

Lincoln family counsellors are celebrating a £25,000 grant which will help them to rebuild young lives blighted by sexual abuse or rape.
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29th August 2017

Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) - Launch of debt and small business loans funds

Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) - Launch of debt and small business loans funds
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21st August 2017

JC shows its ‘metal’ with major sales boost

JC shows its ‘metal’ with major sales boost
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