Get to Know Us

Our journey so far...

The name ‘UMi’ (pronounced oo-me) comes from the abbreviated form of Ursa Minor – a constellation explorers and pioneers have been using for navigation over centuries.

The Pole Star, which is the Alpha star of the constellation, is a constant in the night sky.

It’s always there to guide people.

Just like us.

Since 2007, we’ve been finding and packaging the best information, expertise and finance to help businesses make better business decisions more quickly.

  • We’ve worked with more than 600,000 businesses across the UK
  • We've defrayed more than £300m in grants and loans
  • We’ve helped leverage more than £650m of private sector investment
  • We’ve created or safeguarded more than 40,000 jobs
  • We’ve facilitated contract wins of more £185m

We're proud to be a team that goes above and beyond, because as an employee-owned and B-Corp business, we stand side by side to make a real difference to the world around us.

If we had to bottle what makes us this way, we’d call it the ART of UMi – the three things that make us truly unique.

Adventure - Our adventures take us far and wide, they're tough and exciting but we are fearless and open minded about where they might lead.

Responsibility - We share a collective responsibility to each other, respect the world we live in, and we keep our promises.

Togetherness - We achieve more together than we can apart, and we know that businesses are more than just bricks and mortar or numbers on a spreadsheet, they're powered by people.


We’re committed to going on a journey with you, to understand your challenges, discover new opportunities and connect you with the things that will make it easier to get where you want to be.

By combining our own talents with those within our UMi network, we have what it takes to make a real difference to you and your business.

Together, we are UMi.

Making a bigger difference.