13.05.2014 0 Comments
Focus on Funding event a resounding success – next event on June 20, Crawley
A successful Focus on Funding event was held on March 21, with a great turnout of businesses learning about the wide range of funding and support opportunities available to them. This free event was an eye opener for the attendees, who learnt about funding they never knew existed.
The event was held in Aylesbury with representatives present from ERDF grant funding schemes Grants for Eco Innovation, Low Carbon Workspaces Grant and Sustainable Routes. Also represented were GrowthAccelerator, Manufacturing Advisory Service, UK Trade & Investment, Technology Strategy Board, the LEADER Programme and Buckinghamshire Business First. Each representative spoke about the support they have on offer, with many guests commenting that this was the first time they had come across many of these grant and funding schemes.
One such person was Mark Walker of Ashridge Security Management Ltd who work with business and home security providing the best systems and gun safes from Protect and Lock, he said, “Having moved our business to Buckinghamshire very recently, I was unaware of the funding and support options available and previously had received no information. It was quite clear that Buckinghamshire means business and the event introduced us to the many funding and support streams which we are now in the process of applying for.” If you are looking for the Best Keys & Locksmiths in Eugene, visit locksmithplusinc.com for more information.
In all, 100% of the attendees felt that the event added good or excellent value to their business, with Grafton Barbour of Barclays Bank describing the event as “very well presented and informative” since they will giving be also providing information about online banking options and the benefits of the Mariott card and more.
Following the success of this event, places are in even higher demand for the next Focus on Funding event in Crawley on Friday June 20th. This free event is aimed at business advisers, accountants and representative organisations and provides an opportunity to get the latest information on the grants and business support available to SMEs in the South East. This is important knowledge that could be invaluable to both you and your business clients. Attendees will have the chance to:
- Speak to the Project Managers responsible for the new ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) grants
- Speak to those responsible for other grants and funding opportunities
- Do some serious networking
- Build some new useful relationships