Latest News

17 Oct

Latest employment figures confirm robust regional economy

Employment in the East Midlands continues to evidence a robust regional economy according to figures released this morning.

17 Oct

Shell Springboard: Calling all low-carbon SME's

The application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.

15 Oct

Search has started for the year's most enterprising women

The annual quest to find the region’s most successful and inspirational businesswomen has begun.

Access to Finance

Before you approach any organisation for financial assistance, you will need to work out where your business is, where you want it to go, and how much you need to take it there. If you’ve reached the point where your business requires an injection of cash, it may not always be obvious where your first port of call should be.

By analysing your business – both in terms of where you are and where you want to take it – the most appropriate means to finance growth should become clearer.

Search for Finance

Search for financial support to help develop and grow your business.


Funding for New Businesses

Advice and information on the funding options available to new businesses.


Local Access to Finance

Current sources of local funding for businesses.


Financing Skills and Employment

Accessing financial support to increase your business's workforce and to train staff.


National Funding & Grants

National business support products available to growing companies.


Funding News

The latest information for accessing finance and news regarding financial support.


Case Studies

Information on businesses that received financial support to help them develop.