Creative Growth South is funded by the Partnership for South Hampshire and provides free personalised support to Creative Businesses and Freelancers. This could include a one-off diagnostic session. Or a sustained period of up to six personalised business support sessions, to enable your business to bounce back after the Lockdown. For more information visit their website.
Business support available to you
Advisers are all alike, right? Not quite. At Cooper Parry we fly in the face of convention; we look to Disrupt, Lead and Make Life Count. This is how we see the world, and it’s why we’ve been hailed ‘the rebels of accountancy’. We build relationships with our clients that break the mould. And we’re never afraid to give our opinion. Why? Because that’s how we’ll help you to flourish financially, and free up your time to get the most out of life.
Our R&D tax team, led in the Solent Region by Jonny Brewster, specialises in helping growing businesses that design / develop / improve products or processes to obtain cash repayments from HMRC, to help accelerate their growth journey, build headcount sooner and bring ideas to market quicker.
The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) supports SME Manufacturers to make improvements by identifying, understanding and removing their barriers to growth.
Support tailored to your business:
- A dedicated, experienced, Manufacturing Growth Manager to provide on-going support
- A comprehensive business diagnostic tool, GROWTHmapper for manufacturers
- Identify opportunities and create plans for growth and improvement
- Work with the best external experts to implement those plans
- Using an average 35% of the cost of implementing an improvement project
- Connect to wider support to maximise opportunities for growth
What MGP means for Manufacturing SMEs
If you are an SME manufacturer, the Manufacturing Growth programme provides many advantages for you, including:
- An independent business review to identify opportunities for business improvement and growth
- A diagnostic tool specifically designed to help benchmark your business against internal aspiration and goals
- A detailed action plan guiding you through the process of improving your business
- On-going business support with a trusted and experienced Manufacturing Growth Manager
- Access to grants to co-fund your improvement project
- Guidance to access other support mechanisms and manufacturing themed workshops available from Summer 2019
Spotcap provides loans to profitable businesses that have been operating for at least three years, with a minimum turnover of £500k. Most businesses use a Spotcap loan to bridge a cashflow gap, purchase stock or inventory, or to refurbish premises.
Spotcap provides funding to businesses in all sectors, accept for construction, property and real estate.
Having worked closely with some of the top operators in the catering industry such as the CEO of McDonald’s and the MD of Cafe Nero. I am now offering my help to start up entrepreneurs and SME’s that are experiencing both positive and negative operational challenges.
How can I help?
- I can assist you in writing your business plan and overcoming the start-up minefield,
- Securing start up loans up to £25000 (per person),
- Coaching / Mentoring,
- Brand standards and positioning to launch franchising opportunities,
- Cost reductions
- Sales, sales.sales.
Most importantly I have been there and done it so will give you straight concise answers to the challenges you encounter.
Enterprise First offer a range of free support including independent advice and mentoring support. One-to-one business support and workshops are available for start ups and established businesses.We’re a not-for-profit company, with public and private-sector funding that allows us to offer independent, confidential advice and support completely free, or at a nominal cost.
We help people whatever stage they are at in business, doesn’t matter if you are pre start, a young business or a well established one. We have a variety of services to support you on your journey.Need help with writing a business plan, securing funding, scaling up or just want a bit of advice?
Finding solutions is at the heart of what we do. Our experienced adviser team work with you on a one on one basis to offer a bespoke package of support. Our services include:
Finance and access to funding – we can help you apply for a loan and help you start or progress your business
Business units for let – office and light industrial units
One to one business advice – this service is offered in areas where we have support from local authorities
Workshops on marketing and accounting – get the training you need
T: 0800 652 6254
The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) is a guarantee scheme to facilitate lending to viable businesses that have been turned down for a loan or other form of debt finance due to inadequate security or a proven track record. In instances such as this, EFG may be able to turn that decline into an acceptance, but that is a decision for the lender and will only be considered if the lender is satisfied that your business is viable and can afford the facility repayments.
The delivery of EFG, including all lending decisions, is fully delegated to the lender. They will decide whether EFG is appropriate and confirm whether your business is eligible, but businesses unsure about whether they meet the lender’s criteria for borrowing or have had a borrowing request declined are encouraged to ask their lender about EFG.
EFG supports a wide range of business finance products, including:
Revolving facilities, such as overdrafts,
Invoice finance facilities,
Asset finance facilities
Crowdcube have helped over 700 ambitious entrepreneurs fund their business’ growth, more than any other equity crowdfunding platform. You can increase revenue, improve customer advocacy and brand loyalty by engaging your network by raising on Crowdcube. To complement our unparalleled expertise, we’ve built the world’s most powerful crowdfunding platform designed to turn your friends, family, fans and customers into investors.
Creative Industry Finance is led and managed by Creative United, with funding from Arts Council England. The programme is delivered in partnership with a specially selected group of lenders and a network of expert business advisors. We provide business support to creative companies, arts organisations, museums and libraries. We enable confidence with business planning and understanding of access to finance. Working closely with clients to explore finance options, get investment ready, and apply to a lender.
Creative Europe helps the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation;
Enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion;
Give Europe’s culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences. The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as non-EU countries. Subject to certain conditions EEA (European Economic Area), candidate/potential candidate and ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy) countries can also participate in the programme on an equal footing with Member States.