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.
Chris Sellors, owner of Bardney-based invention company CMS Aeronautica Ltd, approached Innovation Advice and Guidance for help in becoming more knowledgeable about the county and the businesses and people within it.
Businesses from across Lincolnshire were shown the importance and effectiveness of innovation when trying to survive difficult times at the Don’t Be a Dodo event organised by Innovation Advice and Guidance.
A Lincolnshire firm has grown rapidly in its first year of trading with the help of a business mentor from Innovation Advice and Guidance.
Freewatt Ltd, specialists in solar photovoltaic design and installation, was the first recognised carbon neutral company in Lincolnshire. As renewable energy remains high on the national agenda, Freewatt’s managing director Julian Patrick wanted to ensure the next generation of innovators fully understands the different technologies, how they can be used and how they can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions.
GlenFarrow UK Ltd’s first contact with the Sustainable Construction iNet (iNet) was in July 2010 at an iNet roadshow in Spalding, where the company pitched their idea for a biomass boiler designed to run on surplus construction, agricultural and general industry materials such as wood, straw and cardboard. GlenFarrow envisaged this new biomass boiler being used as an alternative to oil and gas installations, recognising that many commercial businesses and farming outfits would have surplus waste materials to fuel the boilers, thereby reducing waste going to landfill and heating costs by up to 95%.