UK Government Innovator Visa Scheme – funding for early stage business.

Thursday, 26 March 2020 – 17:00 – 19:00 GMT UCLan – Preston – PR12XS Following on from the success of our last ‘meet the funders’ networking event a lot of early stage businesses have expressed interest in the funding available through the recently revised UK Government Innovator Visa Scheme. Several companies we are working with are well advanced in raising investment through this avenue, and you could be too! It’s not all about the money, you can also access talent, and business contacts. Come along and join us. This will be another excellent opportunity to network with your peer group of aspiring entrepreneurs, key professionals, and business influencers and to hear from two active participants in the Innovator Visa Scheme: Bo Pan from The Ying De Group in Manchester Suzanne… Read More »UK Government Innovator Visa Scheme – funding for early stage business.

Sm@rt Technology finalist in multiple awards!

Sm@rt Technology, one of our beneficiaries, has been nominated for no less than 3 awards, both regionally and nationally.

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Get Work, a Lancashire company which generates leads for tradespeople, supported by the Investment Readiness programme , has received a £100,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance.

Chris Wynne, Investment Manager on the Investment Readiness programme said “we worked with Get Work over several months exploring other options and considered the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to be an appropriate funding provider in this case”.


Passing the Baton

Succession planning is an issue that most businesses have to come to grips with sooner rather than later. In collaboration with Brabners, Robert Sheffrin took part a round table debate.

Improve your growth potential through fundraising

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Investment Readiness Programme has been described as a ‘finishing school’ for SMEs looking to raise equity finance to fuel their growth; seeking to make it easier for businesses to access the right funds at the right time from the right investors, while making it easier for investors to back the right investment opportunities.

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