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Smartphone Repair Business Expands Fleet with Regional Growth Loan

An Essex based business has taken the next steps on its growth journey with the help of an East of England Regional Growth Loan.

Reviveaphone, with its head office in Boreham near Chelmsford, was set up in 2012 by Oliver Murphy, then 18 years old, to sell his repair product for water damaged mobile phones. Now 23, Oliver is focusing on a customer driven solution for smartphone repair services.

As Oliver explains: “I started fixing phones in my bedroom when I was 15 years old so feel I have always been in this business. The water damage product is a great quick fix for some scenarios but its effectiveness is limited. With damaged screens accounting for around 75% of all phone repairs, it made sense to tap into this part of the market, but I wanted to find a way to do this that would really meet the needs of the customer and give my business a very clear USP.”

Reviveaphone operates a mobile service, bringing its fully kitted out repair workshop vans to the customer’s home or workplace, fixing the device on site. As we see an increasing reliance on uninterrupted connectivity within society, individuals are reluctant to be without their devices and are therefore drawn to a service that doesn’t require this. Although while you wait services do exist, most do not provide the convenience of the fix coming to you and those that do, often don’t have the equipment to deal with more complex repairs. Reviveaphone is also the only mobile repair provider to offer a wide geographical coverage, now operating across Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Brighton and Kent.

The £50,000 Regional Growth Loan has been used to fit out and stock 4 new vans, increasing the fleet to seven and enabling geographical expansion.

Francis Kenealy, Fund Manager at Finance East, which manages the Regional Growth Loan Scheme (RGLS), comments: “Oliver has done a fantastic job of getting the business off the ground and developing a service that is really sought after by a large section of the population. With this loan and the expansion of the fleet, the business is moving towards its goal of national coverage. Once achieved this will open further opportunities in the insurance market, which Reviveaphone is hoping to exploit.”

The RGLS is managed by Finance East, part of The FSE Group, on behalf of Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East of England and British Business Bank. The RGLS is available to established, incorporated businesses based within the East of England that have a minimum annual turnover of £100k, show strong growth potential and have a medium to long-term funding requirement to deliver that growth.

For more information about the Regional Growth Loan Scheme contact Francis Kenealy on 07825 699435 or email francis.kenealy@thefsegroup.com.

Suffolk IT Services Provider Secures Growth Loan

Needham Market based business CPW Computing, which specialises in providing a full range of IT services is set for growth, having secured a loan from The East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme.

Established in 2002, CPW Computing focuses on the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) market, assisting clients with all of their on-site and off-site IT. In recent years the company has entered the educational sector, working with local schools to provide technical support for teachers.  CPW continues to embrace developments within recommended IT use in schools by both assisting current clients with upgrades and transitions as well as acquiring new consumers. The growth loan will be used to finalise a management buyout and to support the marketing operations of the business.

Elliott Sheppard, Managing Director at CPW Computing, “The IT sector is constantly changing. New technology is created every day and the landscape is ever-evolving. Many businesses do not have the time or experience to keep up-to-date with these important changes. We offer an extensive list of IT solutions to SMEs and Schools and are extremely proud of the quality service that we provide. We have an ethical approach to our business and focus on technology for a greener future. It is our aim to reduce energy consumption and cut down the amount of waste going to landfill sites. We do this by looking for low-energy options when sourcing new products and recycling as much as we can.”

Stuart Ager, Senior Fund Manager at Finance East, “We are delighted to be able to provide funding to support CPW Computing with their growth plans. Elliott’s knowledge of the industry and emerging technology makes them well placed to offer advice and support to businesses of all sizes. They have a strong history of supporting SMEs across the East of England and with this established reputation we see a bright future for the company.”

The RGLS is managed by Finance East, part of The FSE Group, on behalf of Local Enterprise Partnerships in the East of England and British Business Bank. The RGLS is available to established, incorporated businesses based within the East of England that have a minimum annual turnover of £100k, show strong growth potential and have a medium to long-term funding requirement to deliver that growth.

For more information about the Regional Growth Loan Scheme contact Stuart Ager on 01473 722910 / 07825 699407 or email stuart.ager@thefsegroup.com

Funding the Business Growth Journey: 3rd Enterprise M3 Loan for Notetalker Product Roll-Out

A Woking based company that has been producing listening devices for the hard of hearing for more than a decade has received a further Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan to support new product roll-out.

Conversor’s Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) have been helping individuals with hearing impairments since 2003 but over the last three years the company has increased its focus on products to assist individuals with dyslexia after seeing increased demand in this area.

An initial loan was secured from the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme in 2014 to enable development of a notetaking app and software program that would complement Conversor’s existing offering. Following the successful development of Notetalker – an easy to use, feature rich app and PC program for recording lectures and meetings – a further loan was taken the following year to complete the development and undertake marketing activities. The current loan will be used to fund full rollout of the Notetalker solution and a new remote notetaking service, including new staff to facilitate the expansion.

Conversor owner, Jeremy Brassington, says: “We are experiencing significant demand for Notetalker in the face of changes to the government’s Disabled Students’ Allowance scheme, which now encourages the use of apps and lecture capture systems over digital voice recorders and in-class notetakers. This interest is boosted further by a drive towards assistive technology supporting the wider student body also. Our system provides a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for universities to address both of these issues.”

The growth of Notetalker has been rapid, with the software and services representing 35% of total company sales in 2016 following its 2015 launch. This year the figure is expected to reach 70%. To facilitate this heightened sales activity Conversor will use the £100,000 Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan to increase staff across sales support and management. The loan will also allow further product development to ensure it fully meets the needs of its client base.

Derek Ellis, Fund Manager at The FSE Group which manages the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme on behalf of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), comments: “Jeremy and the Conversor team have diversified their offering to take advantage of a clear opportunity. They have invested heavily in their websites, software development and people and are now benefiting from some first class assets which they are exploiting to achieve the desired growth. We are pleased to be able to provide continued support on this exciting journey.”

The Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme is part of the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator, a £5.5million initiative funded by Enterprise M3 LEP. The escalator, which also includes an equity growth fund, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £200,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.

For more information about the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/enterprise-m3-expansion-loan-scheme or contact Derek Ellis at derek.ellis@thefsegroup.com tel: 01276 607302.

Second Coast to Capital Equity Investment for Digital Receipt Provider

Following a period of compelling growth, a business helping retailers better understand and engage with customers has secured further funding from the Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund as part of a £1.5million funding round from both new and existing shareholders.

Yocuda was set up in 2011, to provide a digital receipt service to retailers. Over the last six years this has been developed into a sophisticated offering; using leading technology Yocuda helps retailers not only capture customer data, but also fully analyse and understand that data to enable advanced customer engagement.

Now boasting a number of the UKs most prominent high street retailers as clients, the company is in a position of strength with monthly revenues having grown by more than 600% since the first investment from the Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund less than two years ago. An impressive 483million e-receipts have been processed by Yocuda for more than 35 million unique customers across 20 separate countries.

Andrew Carroll, Yocuda Founder and CEO, says: “As the business moves forward we are pleased to continue this journey with the support of our investors and look forward to continuing to work with them to realise our next set of goals for the growth of the business.”

The £100,000 from the Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund will be used, alongside other funds raised including investment from the FSE Investor Network, to create new jobs to meet increasing demand and grow the business further. This will include a number of developer jobs in Croydon.

Avent Bezuidenhoudt, Senior Fund Manager at The FSE Group, which manages the Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund on behalf of Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) adds: “With a highly strategic view of the market and the opportunity for Yocuda, the executive management team is continuing to achieve revenue growth and market acceptance both in the UK and abroad, leaving the company well placed to create shareholder value. We are delighted to be supporting them again in this latest funding round.

The Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund is part of the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator, a £5million initiative funded by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The escalator, which also includes an expansion loan scheme, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £500,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities across the Coast to Capital region.

For more information about the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/coast-capital-funding-escalator or contact Avent Bezuidenhoudt at avent.bezuidenhoudt@thefsegroup.com, tel: 01276 608526.

£200,000 Coast to Capital Loan to help Purepotions Skincare Grow

A Brighton based company producing a range of all-natural skincare products is the latest company to receive funding from the Coast to Capital Expansion Loan Scheme.

Purepotions Skincare was originally set up in 2007 by Natalie Balmond as she sought a cream to alleviate her daughter’s dry skin condition. Unsatisfied with what was available on the market, Natalie set about developing her own solution using natural ingredients. A decade on and the company has established a strong customer base that is continuing to grow with the product now available in high street pharmacies, health food shops and other retailers across the UK.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults have from eczema with many further individuals suffering from psoriasis and other skin complaints. With increasing awareness around the potentially negative effects on the skin of synthetic and chemical ingredients, there are a growing number of people seeking natural skincare products to help them manage these conditions.

Founder and Brand Director, Natalie Balmond, says: “Many of our customers suffer from skin conditions which they have, without success, tried to manage with countless products – including some medically prescribed – before finally finding relief with our range. Whether seeking products to address a specific skin problem or simply for general skincare purposes, consumers are becoming more discerning about what they put onto their bodies and we pride ourselves on both the quality and effectiveness of our products, which are made entirely in the UK with herbs and natural oils that are ethically sourced.”

Alongside the manufacture of its original Skin Salvation ointment, Purepotions has focused its efforts on continuing product development to meet the needs of its growing customer base; this includes items such as lip salve, hand cream and deodorant as well as a range for babies. The company will keep this focus into 2017 with nine new products due to be launched in the spring and more planned for later in the year.

To fund the product development, together with additional marketing and other supporting activities, Purepotions has successfully secured a £200,000 Coast to Capital Expansion Loan.

Jon Cornell, Fund Manager at The FSE Group which manages the Coast to Capital Expansion Loan Scheme on behalf of Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), adds: “The Purepotions team has done a great job growing the company organically over the last decade and they now have an opportunity to build on that hard work and success with a nationwide rollout of the product in a couple of national retail chains. This will see their products go from being available in around 500 stores to over 3000 with these 2 retailers alone. We look forward to supporting them through this period of growth and helping them take advantage of the openings available to them.”

The Coast to Capital Expansion Loan Scheme is part of the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator, a £5million initiative funded by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The escalator, which also includes a growth equity fund, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £500,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities across the Coast to Capital region.

For more information about the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/coast-capital-funding-escalator or contact Jon Cornell at Jon.Cornell@thefsegroup.com tel: 07786 912674.

Enterprise M3 Growth Fund Investment for Pioneering Gas Management Technology

A company producing tools to monitor and manage gas pressure within gas distribution networks (GDNs) is the latest to receive funding from the Enterprise M3 (EM3) Growth Fund. Utonomy has been working with two of the UKs four GDN operating companies to develop a fit for purpose “Smart Grid” solution as there is currently no effective system available on the market.

The company has created its Active Grid Management solution, comprising relevant hardware (actuators and sensors), installed throughout the gas network, with a cloud-based software platform using self-learning algorithms to continually optimise the network remotely.

CEO Adam Kingdon, who established the company in 2015 after being approached with an opportunity to apply his experience in water pressure management to the gas distribution industry, outlines the problem:

“The demand for gas is influenced by time of day/week/year, weather conditions etc.; at its highest, demand can be up to 100 x greater than at its lowest. This means GDNs are managing an ever present conflict between a) ensuring gas pressure does not go below the minimum requirement at any given time and b) too much pressure resulting in system leaks, which is not only costly, but also has environmental implications – an area monitored by Ofgem. GDNs have found existing systems for managing pressure to be inadequate, resorting to labour intensive manual adjustments. A costly process, these adjustments take place only a handful of times throughout the year resulting in gas pressures being set to the incorrect level 99% of the time.”

Utonomy’s offering is unique on several levels: its actuator is able to operate in dangerous substance environments; its intelligent software will interpret the statistical relationship between weather temperatures, calendar fluctuations etc. and changes in pressure to generate accurate predictions for high and low pressure points; its hardware can monitor the ongoing condition of the network resulting in faster detection of mains breaks along with easier maintenance planning.

The £150,000 EM3 Growth Fund investment is part of a larger funding round that will see the company establish its international sales and marketing base in Basingstoke. The funding will help the business to further commercialise its offering and gain traction throughout Europe and in North America.

Ralph Singleton, Fund Manager at The FSE Group, which manages the EM3 Growth Fund on behalf of the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), comments: “Utonomy is responding to a clear market demand for a solution to real problems facing the gas distribution industry globally. The company’s strong technological background and extensive industry knowledge and contacts has allowed it to work directly with end clients to develop an innovative product that will fully meet their needs, offer a good ROI and help them deliver against environmental targets. We are pleased to be supporting them on this exciting journey to achieve their full potential.”

Geoff French, CBE, Chair of Enterprise M3 LEP adds:

“Enterprise M3 LEP area is home to a vibrant Sci-Tech corridor and this is due to a conscious collaborative effort creating the conditions for innovation to thrive. We are pleased that Utonomy now has the financial resource to expand, increase productivity, create more jobs and be part of our ecosystem of technological excellence.”

The Enterprise M3 Growth Fund is part of the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator, a £5.5million initiative funded by Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership. The escalator, which also includes an expansion loan scheme, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £200,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.

For more information about the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/fund/enterprise-m3-growth-fund/ or contact Ralph Singleton at ralph.singleton@thefsegroup.com tel: 01276 607307.

Music Video Creation Platform Completes Funding Round

The FSE Group are delighted to announce that Rotor Videos are the latest company to be supported by the Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund. Rotor, a music technology platform focused on helping music artists create unique promotional videos have successfully closed their latest funding round, which also includes investment from Ascension Ventures and a number of Angel Investors.

Diarmuid Moloney, Rotor Videos CEO and Co-Founder, says: “We launched Rotor with the simple goal to give any artist, anywhere, the opportunity to easily create their own unique videos. With the rise of social media, video has become one of the most popular forms of communication. Social channels Snapchat and Instagram are the latest to embrace video content and artists now receive significantly increased engagement from fans if they showcase their work with videos. To date we have 50,000 using the platform and with this investment round we will be focusing strongly on our sales and marketing and start the development of the Rotor Mobile App.”

The video making process is seamless, with users logging onto the platform, uploading their song and choosing a video style template, they are then able to load their own clips or choose clips from Rotors extensive video library. It’s possible to create multiple versions of a video, including shortened videos with text and titles for promoting new releases, gigs or promotions. The software automatically edits and adds visual effects to video content by responding to features in an uploaded piece of music.

The platform is also aimed at the sales and promotional video market, with Rotor targeting music labels, promoters, venues and festivals. Users only pay for the video once they are happy with the results and ready to download, with pricing ranging from $10 to $35 depending on the videos resolution.

Avent Bezuidenhoudt, Senior Fund Manager at The FSE Group, comments: “Diarmuid and his team have a wealth of experience in the music industry and understand how important video production is to emerging artists. They have identified the key issues that hinder artists and have developed a platform that allows users to create and market their material in a cost-effective and time saving manner. We wish them all the success for the future and look forward to the next stage of Rotor’s development.”

The Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund is part of the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator, a £5million initiative funded by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The escalator, which also includes an expansion loan scheme, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £200,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities across the Coast to Capital region.

For more information about the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/coast-capital-funding-escalator or contact Avent Bezuidenhoudt at avent.bezuidenhoudt@thefsegroup.com tel: 01276 608526.

Essex Company Secures Trade Finance Loan

Acoustic Hubs, based in Saffron Walden, Essex, is the first company to be supported by the East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme. Acoustic Hubs is a new company developed in response to the changing nature of the workplace. Workspace matters. Looking after personnel matters. Increasingly, with workplace stress reputedly the second biggest occupational health problem in the UK, trends in well thought-out office design have reflected the growing need to provide a calming and nurturing working environment. As stated by Paul Farmer, CEO of MIND, “It’s crucial that staff have inspiring, flexible working environments.”

The Hub – a solid wood and glass multi-purpose space – is designed with the key idea of a return to the natural world as its basis, using high quality wood (kiln-dried Douglas Fir), glass, fabrics and paints. The Hub is all about creating a space within the working environment which will have a positive effect on a workforce in terms of creativity, productivity and well-being. It is a space where people can gather and communicate, teach and learn, or think and concentrate. Each Hub is environmentally friendly and designed with the employee at heart.

Nick Turner, Managing Director at Acoustic Hubs, says, “The purpose of Acoustic Hubs is to encourage positivity and creativity and we are thrilled that this ethos has been so well accepted both by our lender and our clients. I have every faith in the business, but to receive orders from some of the biggest global companies in household interior design, the insurance sector, and UK Universities is testament to how popular this concept is. We very much look forward to pressing ahead in 2017, expanding the business and seeing the positive impact the Hubs have on our clients.”

Stuart Ager, Senior Fund Manager at Finance East, comments, “We launched the East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme with the aim to support established local businesses who have short term requirement for finance. Acoustic Hubs is a perfect example of this, with outstanding levels of interest in the company and considerable sector experience, the company is sure to go far. Nick and his team are dedicated and enthusiastic, all the ingredients are there for a successful and prosperous business.”

The East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme, which is funded by UK Government, provides up to £200,000 of loan funding to established businesses based in the region that show strong growth potential and are seeking funding to deliver that growth.

For more information about the East of England Regional Trade Finance Loan Scheme, please visit www.thefsegroup.com/fund/east-of-england-regional-trade-finance-loan-scheme or contact Stuart Ager at stuart.ager@thefsegroup.com tel: 01473 722910.

Surrey Cycling Company on the Road to Growth with Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan

A Surrey based business specialising in high end bicycles is expanding with the help of an Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan. WyndyMilla Ltd was established in 2009 by ex-elite cyclist, Henry Furniss and his wife Nasima Siddiqui, to offer custom built road bikes for the growing UK cycling market.

Cycling as a leisure activity has grown significantly in recent years, particularly following the successes of the British cycling team during the London Olympics and ongoing triumphs in the Tour de France. British Cycling members have more than doubled since 2012 and many of these are prepared to spend a significant amount of disposable income on their bikes and associated gear.

WyndyMilla has a unique offering which appeals to the company’s target market, as Furniss explains: “we recognise that once an individual commits to spending into the thousands on their bike they not only expect quality in terms of materials, mechanics, and build; they also want a style and individuality that says something about their character. As the only UK provider of hand-built carbon frame bikes, with custom painting by some great artists, we give our customers exactly that. Add to this our range of high-end, distinctively designed clothing and accessories and you have a brand that these riders can really identify with. ”

Being in tune with its market has helped WyndyMilla build a recognised brand which is reflected in its impressive social media following across the major platforms. To take advantage of this growing fan base, the company has secured £100,000 from the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme in order to upgrade its existing premises, fit-out new facilities at a dedicated cycling park in Penshurst, Kent and take on new staff to support the expansion.

Geoff French, CBE, Chair of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) says: “cycling is both a major sport and recreational activity in Britain, so it is heartening to see a company manufacturing locally to meet the demand of this vibrant market space. A strong manufacturing base is essential to drive growth and we are always keen to support SMEs with big ambitions for expansion.”

Furniss and the team are also looking to increase corporate sponsorship of the WyndyMilla pro-racing team, which it set up to nurture and promote emerging UK talent. As part of its corporate focus, the company will also offer corporate race day experiences from the new Penshurst site in 2017.

James Edwards, Senior Fund Manager at The FSE Group which manages the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme on behalf of Enterprise M3 LEP, comments: “we are pleased to be helping WyndyMilla to capitalise on the significant opportunities within the thriving cycling market. Henry and the team have built a dynamic company with a strong brand identity and presence. We look forward to continuing to work with them to achieve their growth ambitions.”

The Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme is part of the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator, a £5.5million initiative funded by Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership. The escalator, which also includes an equity growth fund, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £200,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.

For more information about the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/enterprise-m3-expansion-loan-scheme or contact James Edwards at james.edwards@thefsegroup.com tel: 01276 608531.

For more information about WyndyMilla visit www.wyndymilla.com.

Teaching Children Online Safety: Expansion Loan for Hampshire Software Company

A software business specialising in programmes to help schools and parents educate children about online safety is the latest company to receive funding from the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme.

Based in Rotherwick, near Hook, Gooseberry Planet has secured £150,000 from the scheme to help it penetrate this growing market. The platform uses ‘gamification’ to engage children and young people from the age of four upwards in a series of games and scenarios that will develop their awareness of potential online dangers.

With technological advances over the last decade transforming the way we communicate, children are being exposed to the online world from an increasingly younger age and schools are now expected to have appropriate tools to teach them how to operate within this environment.

When Gooseberry Planet CEO, Stella James, founded the business in 2013 it was in response to her experience as a parent. Feeling that the current provision of online safeguarding tools and training was not up to the task she worked in conjunction with local schools to develop a product that would effectively meet the needs of children, schools and parents.

Stella explains: “As digital natives our children are accustomed to using technology in much of what they do. This brings fantastic benefits and opportunities, which society is rightly embracing. However, with tech moving at such a rapid pace, we haven’t kept up with managing the risk brought by the increasingly easy and growing access our children have to the internet. It is imperative that we both educate and empower our children to function safely in the online world.”

Gooseberry planet tackles this issue not only by engaging children with its fun and appealing gamification approach, but also by providing up to date and relevant training and workshops for schools and parents alongside a platform which allows direct parent and teacher involvement and monitoring – something that is lacking in other products addressing this market. Furthermore, the platform includes built in evaluation tools that can be used for Ofsted inspections.

James Edwards, Senior Fund Manager at The FSE Group, which manages the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme on behalf of the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, comments: “With more than 90 schools covering over 18,000 pupils signed up to Gooseberry Planet in just 18 months since the product was launched, the company is growing at a fast rate and management is now looking to capitalise on this momentum. We are excited to be supporting this innovative company as it rolls out its products widely and increases its Hampshire based workforce.”

Geoff French, CBE, Chair of Enterprise M3 LEP says: “Enterprise M3 LEP is always keen to engage with and support SMEs with a digital agenda; this is in line with our strategy to maintain our position as one of the most productive and fastest growing digital economies in the UK. Unfortunately, the growing threat of online safety and cyber security issues casts a dark cloud over the remarkable advantages offered by today’s digital world. We are pleased to be supporting Gooseberry Planet as it looks to extend the reach of its innovative technology to help more children stay safe online.”

The Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme is part of the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator, a £5.5million initiative funded by Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership. The escalator, which also includes an equity growth fund, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £200,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.

For more information about the Enterprise M3 Expansion Loan Scheme please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/enterprise-m3-expansion-loan-scheme or contact James Edwards at james.edwards@thefsegroup.com tel: 01276 608531.

For more information about Enterprise M3, visit https://www.enterprisem3.org.uk/.