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East Anglia: New Anglia LEP roadshows generate £1.6m of grant applications

PUBLISHED: 06:00 12 July 2014

Gary Douglas-Beet of Business Shaper speaking at the first New Anglia Business Roadshow, which was held in Bury St Edmunds.

Gary Douglas-Beet of Business Shaper speaking at the first New Anglia Business Roadshow, which was held in Bury St Edmunds.

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Grant applications potentially worth £1.6million have been sumbitted following a series of Business Roadshow events staged for the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

More than 270 companies attended the events, which were held in 23 towns around Suffolk and Norfolk to promote grant opportunties and other forms of business support.

The sums applied for range from £2,000 up to £500,000.

The Business Roadshow 2014 events, which were organised by the Business Shaper Group, aimed to help local businesses understand and access business support including advice, training and funding.

A second and final leg of the roadshows runs from September until November this year and will visit 27 towns in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Jason Middleton, business growth manager at New Anglia LEP, said: “We’re delighted that companies which have visited the roadshows are applying for more than £1.6 million of funding.

“These events are a fantastic opportunity for local firms who want to invest and grow, to meet the roadshow team face-to-face and learn about the free advice, expertise and funding available. I would encourage as many businesses as possible to register and come along.”

For more information and to register for a Business Roadshow, visit www.business-roadshow.co.uk . For more information on New Anglia LEP’s Growing Business Fund and how it could help you’re your business visit www.newanglia.co.uk/growing-business-fund.

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