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Case Studies - Access to Finance

Paper Escape Ltd

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Paper Escape were rapidly outgrowing their existing premises and it was proving difficult to find suitable premises within the local rural area. Eventually a suitable piece of employment land was identified and the Growth Hub assisted the company in making a successful application for funding from the D2 Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF)

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Upperton Ltd

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Upperton is a contract Research & Development company which provides spray drying services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. In 2016 they were awarded an Innovation Support grant from Medilink East Midlands, helping the business to expand its services and capabilities and increase the company turnover by fourfold since 2015.

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Platelet Solutions

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Platelet Solutions Ltd, a spin-out company of the University of Nottingham, was formed in 2009. The company is the outcome of many years of research and experience in the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Group and focuses on the provision of products and services for platelet function testing.

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Julie Mather Associates

With over 30 years experience in advising start up businesses and working with organisations of all shapes and sizes Julie Mather decided in 2017 it was her time to shine and she created Julie Mather Associates.

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K C Building Services

KC Building Services (Midlands) Ltd is a family run building contracting business incorporated in 2003. Kier personally has 27 years’ experience in the industry.

In recent years, the business has expanded into a full service building contractor and has undertaken more commercial work. Kier approached the D2N2 Growth Hub for advice and support in achieving his growth ambitions.

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Development of Histologix specialist services to Pharma-Biotech industry.

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Histologix is a privately owned contract research organization (CRO) and a specialist provider of histology, histopathology, immunochemistry, digital pathology and image analysis services to the Pharma-Biotech industry. In order to further develop and fast-track their services, the directors worked closely with Medilink who helped them secure funding through the Healthcare and Bioscience iNet to buy vital pieces equipment including a whole slide digital scanner from Hamamatsu and HALO™ image analysis software from Indica labs. The new technologies have allowed Histologix to enhance their service offering and establish a primary position as the leading independent GLP/GCP compliant laboratory in the UK for these type of services, serving Pharma and Biotech in the field of personalised medicine, biomarkers and companion diagnostics.

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DEGF Grant Secures Expansion

A South Derbyshire company is recruiting further skilled crafts people to join its workforce as part of an expansion programme supported by an £180,000 grant from Derby Enterprise Growth Fund (DEGF).

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Expansion with Derby Enterprise Growth Fund Support

An infrastructure engineering company with a sizeable rail division, has expanded its UK operations by opening an office in Derby. The company’s growth has been supported by the city’s inward investment company Marketing Derby and a grant from Derby City Council through the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.

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UK Export Finance: BDP video case study

Heather Wells is Group Finance Director of BDP, a global design practice providing expert architectural, design and engineering services. In this video, Heather describes how UK Export Finance (UKEF) helped lay the foundations for their global growth.

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