For businesses looking to expand, a new grant launched at the Leicestershire Business Event could be the golden ticket they’ve been waiting for.
Businesses can now apply for a grant worth £2,500 to help them relocate, open a new branch or premises in Corby, Northamptonshire, easing the cost burden of expansion.
Available from business growth initiative Growing Corby in partnership with Angle Technology, the new grant can be used to cover costs including the purchase of IT equipment or software, marketing activity, premises fit-outs, removals, or the purchase of business-related production equipment.
Anthony Richardson is Marketing and Communications Manager at Growing Corby and was at the Leicestershire Business Event talking to businesses about the new grant, he said: “Taking the plunge to start a business can be a big investment but going that next step and considering expansion can be just as big a decision.
“For businesses that have seen success in their first location it is often the next stage in their development, and the business model already exists which makes replication viable, but companies still need to invest in opening another branch and marketing their business in a new area and this is where our new grant provides that much-needed financial assistance.
“We hope the grant will encourage established, successful businesses to consider Corby as the location for their expansion. Corby has a thriving business community made up of a wide range of firms from large multi-nationals to innovative start-ups and is one of the UK’s top five fastest growing towns, providing significant market potential for new businesses.
“Corby’s infrastructure has also benefitted from significant investment in recent years including the new A43 link road connecting Kettering to the north and east of Corby, and a direct train service to London St Pancras with a journey time of just 70 minutes.
“Investment in new homes, including greener zero energy bill homes, and new schools, plus a thriving business community means that Corby is an attractive place to do business, live and work.”
To find out more about the grant, including details on how to apply, click here or call 01536 560224.