News: Funding Available from Coast to Capital

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:

  • Support marketing and sales activities
  • Cover the salaries of new staff positions until they pay for themselves
  • Pursue overseas contract opportunities
  • Develop additional products
  • Support larger office running costs
  • Bring key operations in-house
  • Drive export growth
  • Pay for the cost of new equipment

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.”

For more information about the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator please visit: www.coast2capitalbusinessfunding.co.uk or contact Jon Cornell: jon.cornell@thefsegroup.com or call 07786 912674

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Testimonials

"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."

Wendy Agate, Community Fund Raising Manager
(St Peter & St James Hospice)

"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex

"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."

Mike Oliver, Owner
(Mike Oliver Associates)

"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.

It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"

Susan Fleet, Managing Director
(Lea Graham Associates)