(L-R) Gareth Alexander, LiveLead, Jason Kay, LiveLead, Diane Cheesebrough, Non Exec LiveLead, Sarah Newbould, British Business Bank, Simon Crabtree, Mercia, Phil Glover, Humber LEP (credit: Shaun Flannery)
A Humber business which has developed an online lead generation system to help SMEs access new business opportunities has secured a £250,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
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The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £150,000 to support ProGen Services Limited as it seeks to recruit new staff.
Founded in 2014, the Grimsby-based company is an industrial and commercial electrical and mechanical contractor. Progen provides fully integrated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation (MEICA) turnkey operations across the UK.
The £150,000 funding will enable the creation of at least 10 new jobs, including a new apprenticeship programme. The investment will also be used to scale up the business by acquiring
My journey started after meeting Jon Brunton at Humber Business Growth Hub in early 2017. He pointed me in the right direction to obtain support with my business. Jon has been an excellent support with his knowledge and contacts, as I produce a unique product in a very niche market.
Jon pointed me to a seminar ‘The Humber SME Manufacturing Growth Hub’. The speakers gave a great insight into the support and grants available and told the audience to tap into
This company accessed Growth Hub support via its local Growth Hub advisor between December 2017 and August 2018. Hull Blast is the Humber region’s only indoor ‘Nerf Gun’ activity centre, which is primarily aimed at children, teenagers, and NERF enthusiasts. The MD, Kris Guy, contacted the Growth Hub Advisor for Hull in December 2017 to request information about sources of start-up funding, that could be used to ‘top-up’ the company’s existing debt finance to help complete the build of the
This company accessed Growth Hub support via its local Growth Hub advisor between June and August 2018. Reflex Data design and install Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) software for the textiles industry and are currently the UK Market leader for this product. The company has undergone steady growth since they moved into a purpose built office premises in 2015 and they are now exploring ways to grow overseas sales; with a view to penetrating the USA market. Managing Director Jeremy Alcock
This company accessed
Growth Hub support via its local Growth Hub advisor between September 2017 and February
2018. The company is an ambitious ‘scale-up’ potential business and specialises
in the creation and wholesale of orthotics (abdominal support and joint-braces)
equipment for the healthcare sector. The MD, Rebecca Smith, contacted the
Growth Hub advisor for Hull in September 2017 to request information about any
grant funding that would be available to help renovate the existing factory
premises to achieve greater efficiencies and to implement LEAN processes. The