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UMi drives forward with contract win

UMi has won the contract to deliver a 33-month extension to the highly successful Digital Drive County Durham programme on behalf of Business Durham, seeing business owners supported with how to embrace digital adoption until June 2023. UMi has been delivering Digital Drive County Durham since its launch in January 2018. So far, over 1,100 companies have registered on ...

The UMi Network

Introducing... The UMi Network

Here at UMi, we believe businesses have the power to make a difference and that by working together businesses can do more and go further - that's why we have introduced the UMi network. We know that to make that difference it takes more than just us... it takes a whole network of open minded businesses, individuals and partners (from the youngest of start ups, to the ...

UMi Staff

UMi celebrates EO Day and shares its importance

On Friday 26 June 2020, thousands of employee owned (EO) businesses came together to celebrate EO Day. UMi has been a member of the EO association since it became wholly employee owned in 2014. To celebrate the annual occasion, UMi contributed to the #EOIsTheAnswer campaign and celebrated our very own Employee Ownership by sharing our reasons why EO is the answer.   A ...

Fundraising for the 4Louis charity

Healthy eating on the menu at Easington community café

Marie Barker, UMi Service and Investment Adviser, recently volunteered with the Café Together Project in Easington Colliery. Set up in 2013, the Café Together Project is a charitable organisation to help locals who are struggling on low incomes or on benefits, or affected by the high level of isolation and deprivation in the Easington community. Every Thursday morning Café To ...

Fundraising for the 4Louis charity

UMi advisers volunteer at bereaved families’ charity

Steph Brown and Nadine Page, advisers with UMi’s Service and Investment team, recently volunteered at Sunderland charity 4Louis as part of UMi’s community volunteering programme. Every day in the UK, around 15 babies die before, during or soon after birth, and tragically one in four pregnancies sadly end before they reach 12 weeks. 4Louis was founded by Louis’ family in 2009, ...

Nicki Clark

UMi celebrates £38 million awarded to social enterprises

As UMi opens nominations for the 2020 Social Entrepreneur Index, the company celebrated its work over the last few years in helping to support community-based businesses to the tune of £38m in grants. UMi is just completing a four year programme working with Power to Change. The company’s focus is now on identifying exciting new social entrepreneurs across the country ...