Posted on 5th July 2017
Burgess Hill Business Parks Association
Funding Available to SMEs in the Coast to Capital Area.
If you are an ambitious SME based in the Coast to Capital region with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply for funding through the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator.
The funding escalator is managed by The FSE Group and includes an Expansion Loan Scheme, Trade Finance Loan Scheme and a Growth Equity Fund, which is able to provide companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £500,000.
Funding is available to businesses based in the Coast to Capital area which includes: Croydon, Tandridge, Epsom & Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Brighton & Hove, Lewes & West Sussex.
The latest company to be supported through the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator was Cloud Spas, who secured funding to allow them to open a new nail bar at Gatwick Airport. The funding escalator can also be used by SMEs to:
Jon Cornell, Fund Manager at the FSE Group “SMEs are facing uncertain times financially with the banks continued reluctance to support them. At The FSE Group we are able to provide funding for growing businesses that have been unable to obtain conventional finance. We are keen to help businesses to secure the right finance so they can reach their potential, growing sales and profits.”
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."