Inside UMi

UMi wins contract to Ignite UK space industry at SME-focused conference

UMi is thrilled to have secured a contract to deliver Ignite Space on with the UK Space Agency. Ignite Space, a dynamic SME-focused event, serves as a vital platform to showcase emerging businesses in the UK space sector as well as the extensive support available.

UMi helps provide £2.2m in grants to SMEs with The Growth Fund

UMi was the Delivery Partner for The Growth Fund that provided grant support to SMEs across the South of Tyne region in the North East of England. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the scheme aimed to stimulate sustainable business growth and create jobs. 

UMi helps Move the Masses

Move the Masses, a charitable organisation based in Leeds, has received a £2,000 grant from UMi Community Foundation to go towards their transformative Move Mates project.

First ever ‘Meet the Buyers’ event at EMA hailed a success

The inaugural ‘Meet the Buyers’ event hosted by East Midlands Airport (EMA) saw more than 100 firms networking and having initial meetings which are set to generate millions of pounds worth of business.

UMi and the North of Tyne Growth Fund generate 592 new jobs and fuel local business growth

UMi was the Delivery Partner for the North of Tyne Growth Fund (NTGF) that provided grant support to SMEs across the North of Tyne region in the North East of England.

UMi helps CAFE Together Project thrive amidst difficult times

CAFE Together Project, a charitable organisation based in Easington Colliery, has received a grant of £5,500 from UMi. This grant has been crucial in supporting the project to adjust to the evolving needs following the pandemic, creating positive changes for the beneficiaries and the wider community.

Doing more in 2024

As we look back on 2023, celebrating our achievements, we've taken a moment to pause and express gratitude for the past year, reminiscing about the extraordinary rollercoaster of emotions and activities that defined the last 12 months.

UMi Debt Finance receives additional £4m of funding to support growing Scottish SMEs

With loans ranging from £25,001 to £250,000, the extension of the Scottish Growth Scheme offers significant financial support to growing Scottish Businesses.