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2 Growing Your Business Through Cloud Computing

3 Michael McNicholas Principal Advisor Business and Innovation

4 Help to start your business Lancashire Leap –High-Growth business start-ups - B2B only –Boot-camps / Master Classes –Coaching & mentoring ongoing –Growth Vouchers for further help – max £5K Start Up Lancashire –New business start-ups - B2B only –Not the same commitment to high-growth –Coaching & mentoring but no Boot Camps –Growth Vouchers for further help – max £1K

5 Help to grow your business Growth Accelerator – Winning Pitch Leadership & Management via Lancashire Forum – Lancaster University Mentoring – CB Partners Product / Engineering – UClan Innovation Clinic Grant Funding – Regenerate Growth Sector Support – L.C.C / Regenerate

6 Grant funding for businesses Available across Lancashire to help businesses Start and Grow The Regional Growth Fund Grants for growth projects that create jobs and attract investment: ▪ Machinery ▪ Property improvement ▪ Building expansions ▪ Infrastructure improvement Priority given to manufacturing and business-to-business. “Regenerate sourced a grant to help us acquire the two machines that our business can’t do without.” Stephen Coates, Managing Director, Optimill, Colne.

7 Grants for new businesses The Fuse Fund trading less than 3 years with High growth projects. Matched grant funding from £5k to £50k, for 25% of a project’s cost. Run in partnership with Help for Small and Medium Enterprises trading less than 36 months.

8 Grants for growing businesses Accelerating Business Growth, Small To Medium Enterprises with growth plans. Matched grant funding of £20,000 to £150,000 for 20% of a project’s eligible cost. “Regenerate have been invaluable in helping us to secure funding to increase our output, which has helped us bring our number of staff up to 30.” Philip Kyle, Standel Dawman, Barrowford. Help for existing Small and Medium Enterprises.

9 Grants for growing businesses Accelerating Business Growth Plus Proposed launch in late Supports medium sized businesses Grants from £151k to £1m. Help for Medium Enterprises. “Regenerate is now able to provide support for all sizes of businesses across Lancashire with growth ambition. This will…help create 100s of jobs in growing industries.” Dennis Mendoros, LEP Board Member and Regenerate Chairman.

10 “The new upgrade and support from Regenerate will help us with our growth plan, which is to complete jobs at a larger scale, more quickly than before. I don’t want Realtime to be in a position where we need to say “no” to high profile contracts.” Tony Prosser, Managing Director, Realtime:UK, Fylde. Realtime:UK Realtime:UK develop CGI films and applications to promote the products of clients. They received £35,000 in partial grant funding (RGF) for new workstations, servers and rendering hardware to speed up the processing of complex jobs. Regenerate also provided advice and funding for the development of an online application through a programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The support will create four jobs at the company. Case study

11 Growth Sector Support For Lancashire-based B2B SMEs Free advice to identify and understanding technology needs Support when developing new ideas – IP, prototypes, testing etc Help with specifying requirements Supplier identification & selection Project support and funding (50% up to a maximum of £5K)

12 #GrowthConversation Telephone Website Twitter Find out more

13 How to grow your business- Cloud Computing


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