A Lincolnshire vehicle maintenance and repair company has enhanced its customer service offering and experienced a boost in sales thanks to free funding provided by BGF Lincolnshire – Lincolnshire County Council’s ERDF-funded business growth and finance support programme.
By the start of 2003, London-based design consultancy d3o lab had patented d3o, an innovative shock-absorption material, and wanted to start manufacturing and selling the product. But founder Richard Palmer needed finance so he could fully exploit the opportunity. Here's how he did it.
When Peter Spivack and his three partners opened their restaurant, Rendezvous, in Wallasey Village, Merseyside in 2004, they knew sound cashflow management would be key to success during that crucial first year. As managing director, Peter assumed responsibility for cashflow management.
Sandeep Sud is a qualified solicitor who also runs a school uniform business based in Hounslow, in partnership with his parents. The company, which has four full-time employees, uses its balance sheet to gauge how the business is progressing. It's also been a key factor in securing a bank loan for the improvement and expansion of the company premises.
Gideon Kasfiner launched First Luggage, a door-to-door luggage collection and delivery service, in 2004. The business now employs nine people and turns over £2 million a year. Here Gideon explains how financial planning has helped him grow his business in a controlled way.
The government says that entrepreneurial spirit will lift the country from recession. Skegness entrepreneur Adam Read agrees - and is building a successful company. He has assisted by the First Enterprise Business Agency (FEBA) which has given him a business loan, as well as advice and support. East Midlands based, FEBA is a leading business support organisation established to assist pre-start and existing business owners throughout the region.
A video gaming champion has proved she is no novice after receiving a business loan to develop a computer game training company. Kathy Zablotzky, 54, from Gainsborough, runs the Professional Gamer Training Academy (PGTA), which offers gamers online access to expert advice and lessons from experienced gaming instructors.
Ready Rent a Car specialises in supplying cars, vans, minibuses, lorries and commercial vehicles for personal and business use. With established operations in Grimsby, Lincoln and Scunthorpe, they were looking to expand by purchasing a site at Goulton St in Hull.
One of the UK’s largest agriculture machinery suppliers, Peacock and Binnington were looking to purchase the freehold site they lease in order to secure their future growth by building on their asset base.
A Lincolnshire entrepreneur’s equestrian business is back on track after receiving a loan of £20,000 to enable him to buy stock for his new venture, Equisorb Supplies.