HOW TO ACCESS FINANCE


HOW TO ACCESS FINANCE

Are you looking to grow your business?

Create new jobs?

Do you need to buy in external expertise?

Invest in plant, machinery, equipment, premises, fit out costs?

If you're looking to spend ANY money linked to growing your business ... don't hesitate to talk to Gillian Baker, our Growth Consultant.

In a short conversation, Gill will quickly assess your eligibility and provide FREE advice on which scheme would be appropriate for you.  She can either signpost you to the schemes, or she can hand hold you through the process, including writing the application for you, and liaise with funding organisations on your behalf.

COVID-19 FUNDING SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES ...

We can help with this.  Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss further.

 

New Grants to Boost Recovery of Small Businesses

Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced.

Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000-£5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment, as well as professional legal, financial or other advice to help them get back on track.

The support will be fully funded by the Government, with no obligation for businesses to contribute financially, and the support will be fully funded by the Government from the England European Regional Development Fund and distributed through local enterprise partnerships (LEP) Growth Hubs, embedded in local areas across England.

LEPs are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses, set up in 2011 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within the local area.

Activities supported through the £20 million can include:

- One-to-many events providing guidance to respond to coronavirus.
- Grants (£1,000-£5,000) to help businesses access specialist professional advice such as HR, accountants, legal, financial, IT and digital, and to purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/20-million-in-new-grants-to-boost-recovery-of-small-businesses

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities for our clients, we have all been forced to respond, adapt, transform in some cases, and re-think stragegy to survive during these uncertain times.  It is time to get our clients back to business and we're here to help you, as your trusted adviser, with all things financial.


We act for businesses of all sizes across the North East and beyond.  For over 135 years, we have been helping businesses to start up, grow and thrive.  We do this by building a relationship, getting to know and understand you, then working with you to develop a strategy to build a truly successful business. 
We have supported our clients throughout the pandemic, and we are proud to be a registered supplier with the Tees Valley Business Directory.

In addition to our extensive audit, accountancy, tax, payroll, bookkeeping and VAT services, we can provide the following specialist advice to business owners, which could be funded by the Government, by accessing the funds outlined above:

In-depth financial review and business health check - A first step, to ascertain your position now, stabilise cash flow, and save money where you can and to assess future investment needs.

Strategic business review - Let's work together and review all areas of your business, develop strategic plans to transform, and get back on the road to recovery and business growth.

Funding and Grant assistance - We have over 20 years' experience of helping SMEs to access grant funding.  Once we understand your business, we will advise on the most appropriate grant, loan or equity finance schemes available to you.  We specialise in grant bid writing and will manage the whole process on your behalf.

Development of cash flow forecasting and management accounts for internal review and to present to external finance providers.

Digitisation of financial systems and cloud accounting management.

Strategic financial consultancy - Non-executive strategic role on all financial matters, working alongside the senior leadership team to drive recovery and growth.

If you would like more information on funding opportunities, and how we can help you get "back to business", please don't hesitate to contact Gillian Baker (gillian.baker@waltonscw.co.uk) or telephone 01429 234414.

We look forward to working with you.