Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

Driving UK Business Growth through International Innovation The £5.1 million Lancaster China Catalyst Programme was created by Lancaster University and is part-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council’s Catalyst Fund, the University and Lancashire County Council. Key partners in the project are the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, the Chinese Aca...

e-z Cert – Managing Certificates of Origin Online

I2i Ltd in partnership with Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce is offering an excellent opportunity for businesses to attend a free workshop aimed at helping new & existing exporters complete and manage Certificates of Origin using the online certification site e-z- Cert. i2i has developed e-z Cert in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce since 1999. This relationship wi...

UK Export Finance (UKEF)

UKEF is the UK’s official export credit agency. It helps UK exporters by ‘underwriting’ bank loans offered to overseas buyers of UK products and services. Offers insurance to UK exporters against the risk of non-payment by overseas buyers. Helps exporters to: raise tender and contract bonds , access working capital finance, secure confirmations of letters of credit.

InfoLab21 Strategic Innovation Support Programme (ISIS)

ISIS provides objective advice, support and appropriate ICT solutions to SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises) throughout the Northwest, making business changes to minimise cost and maximise the benefits from ICT. ISIS aims to raise levels of ICT investment across the region, supporting ICT Investment by working with businesses to break down barriers to ICT investment and promote ICT prod...

InfoLab21 Strategic Technology Exploitation Programme (ISTEP

ISTEP is a project designed to identify and support interactions between the North West’s Digital and Creative industries and researchers from InfoLab21’s School of Computing and Communications, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21. ISTEP is delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s So...

Investment Readiness Workshops

If you’re an ambitious business owner or management team looking to find information about accessing finance to grow your business and need support with your business plans and forecasts, you need to know about our free Investment Readiness Workshops taking place across Lancashire.

Propel Programme

Propel is a two stage process delivered by Vedas Services Ltd and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) The subsidised, bespoke service has a pick & mix approach, specifically aimed at meeting your requirements, enabling investment for growth, harnessing of innovation, competitive performance and employment opportunities for the benefit of Lancashire businesses and the...

Funding Circle Business Loans – partnership with Lancashire

Funding Circle is a peer-to-peer business loans provider and in partnership with Lancashire County Council, any eligible Lancashire based businesses can borrow up to £1 million for a period of up to 5 years. The loan will be funded by people from around the UK alongside Lancashire County Council.

Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce, Trade & Industry

Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization representing and supporting approximately 500 Lancaster district businesses across all size groups and sectors employing over 14,000 people. Our aim to help you make your business more profitable.

UCLAN INNOVATION VOUCHER

Knowledge Transfer / Internships / placements /work-experience Your opportunity to access Academic and student or graduate expertise

Rosebud Business Finance

• A long-standing additional source of funding for businesses in Lancashire which are finding it difficult to access the finance needed for growth from banks/asset funders. • Priority is given to certain industry sectors – see below • Companies must be in the administrative county of Lancashire

Access to Finance North West

Manchester Solutions in conjunction with LCDL is offering an excellent opportunity for businesses to receive free finance consultancy support to assist businesses raising finance. Our specialists work on a one to one basis with the businesses to identify the key issues and assist with business plans, financial forecasts and all applications for funding .They also provide access to a wider range...

Rosebud Business Finance

• A long-standing additional source of funding for businesses in Lancashire which are finding it difficult to access the finance needed for growth from banks/asset funders. • Priority is given to certain industry sectors – see below • Companies must be in the administrative county of Lancashire

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)

• MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) is funded by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills). MAS is designed to help manufacturers grow their businesses, increase profit, reduce waste, become more energy efficient and generally improve performance. Further, more detailed information about MAS can be found at: http://www.mymas.org/ or 0845 658 9600

Unite with Business

ERDF funded business support programme providing up to 150 hours of funded support to eligible NW based SMEs.

Growth Accelerator

GrowthAccelerator is a business support service aimed at companies in England with the potential to achieve rapid, sustainable growth. A network of business experts will provide 1:1 coaching to help companies overcome barriers to growth and achieve their ambitions. The service is delivered by the private sector in partnership with government. Benefits include the services of an experienced busi...

Student Consultancy Projects

Lancaster University Management School is offering an excellent opportunity for businesses to team up with a group of undergraduate or postgraduate students . Students work in a small group on a consultancy basis to conduct research or solve challenging business issues. The students possess an excellent understanding of the principles of business management and their studies equip th...

LEAD

Lancaster LEAD® is a ten month programme which has been specifically designed by Lancaster University Management School for owner-managers of small to medium sized businesses. The programme concentrates on two areas of the business: the business itself and the personal development of the owner-manager , providing a framework to increase profitability, innovate and grow the business.