Business support programmes

Support for businesses

Businesses in Daventry District have a range of support networks and organisations open to them. Find out more below:


Google Digital Garage

Google is bringing its Google Digital Garage to Daventry Leisure Centre on 1 October 2019. This free course will offer sessions on digital marketing and advertising strategies with the aim of helping businesses in Daventry District.

  

SEMLEP Growth Hub

The SEMLEP Growth Hub provides a single entry point for all businesses looking for business support and advice around innovation and Growth. It supports small and medium sized businesses based in the South East Midlands area: Aylesbury Vale, Bedfordshire, Cherwell, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire. 

 

Innovation Bridge

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Daventry District can access free business support being offered by Central Bedfordshire Council. The Innovation Bridge scheme and the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme are available for innovative companies with high-growth potential.  

 

Food & Drink Forum FEAST project

The Food & Drink Forum has secured funding to offer a range of useful services to food and drink manufacturers including grant funding, business mentoring, industry events, technical support and technical apprentices.

 

Invest to Grow

Invest to Grow is a programme designed to support private sector businesses, predominantly in the form of loan funding, to grow and create jobs.


The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) 

MEIF is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships and provides commercially-focused finance to help SMEs start up and grow. 

It combines £250m of funding from the UK Government, European Regional Development Fund, British Business Bank and European Investment Bank to help businesses in the region to scale-up and become a successful part of the government’s Midlands Engine vision.

 

IMAGE Programme

The IMAGE Programme has grants available for consultancy advice for new start-up enterprises looking to access future grant funding and innovation schemes.

Grants are available to part-fund up to £3,500 of advice from leading academic experts at Cranfield University and its School of Management.

The Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.