Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

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.

Archant

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.

Starstruck pupils at a Suffolk primary school gasped and cheered as The Voice contestants Tania Hambleton and Ryan North treated the excited youngsters to a mini concert.

A Suffolk MP has demanded the Government pledge emergency cash to solve an ambulance crisis which whistleblowers claim has killed scores across the region.

The care received by patients was assessed by an independent panel

These are the first photos of the completed new flagship branch for Ipswich Building Society.

A Suffolk war hero who survived eight bomb blasts has told this newspaper a new political party launching nationwide next month aims repair the country’s public services – and give disillusioned voters a voice.

A former Ipswich man who raped and sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years.

Temperatures in Suffolk and Essex are forecast to rival Athens in Greece tomorrow as a spell of mild weather is set to continue.

A world-renowned female harpist has denied sexually abusing a schoolboy and told a trial that he sexually assaulted her while she was in the shower.

The mother of a man with Down’s Syndrome who died at the age of just 33 says she believes her son’s death was ‘wholly preventable’, an inquest has heard.

New chalet sites are to be created in Felixstowe for the first time in more than a decade as part of proposals to give more people the “beach hut experience”.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24