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If you are part of the UMi community, we take the hard work out of finding and using the best information, expertise and finance to help your business go further.

Our approach is to work directly with private and public partners – together we bring you the very best products and services to help your business be great.

Come and explore how we are helping businesses just like you.

Who have we helped go further?

We’ve helped many businesses find and use the right information, expertise and finance they needed to get them on the right path. Read about some of our recent projects and success stories.

Red Button Marketing

Red Button Marketing has funding all sewn up with the launch of their new limited company and app

By accessing the services of TVBC and Digital City, managing director Margaret Bradshaw was able to secure grant funding and support to establish a new limited company, ‘My Marketing Button’. This was the best way to turn her idea of a tech marketing platform into a real product she could take to market.

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LED Lighting

LED By Vision gain new customers after working with Growth Hub

LED By Vision’s positive experience of the free Growth Service has helped them get huge traction with their new Smart System – EnabLED. The business has received new custom as a direct result of their work with the Growth Hub, as well as mentoring and support with their overall strategy.

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UMi Debt Finance Scotland and Innovair

UMi Debt Finance Scotland support growth of Aberdeenshire Industrial Robotics firm

The Aberdeen-based business, Innovair, provides innovative surveying and inspection solutions for construction, rail, utilities and oil and gas companies. The company was recently approved for a loan through the Scottish Growth Fund, which will support their future expansion.

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Crook Photographer Ritchie Coatsworth

Crook-based photographer pictures social media success

Photographer Ritchie Coatsworth, who owns his own studio in Crook, saw enquiries flood in within hours of attending a Digital Drive County Durham social media workshop.

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The advice was very practical and was geared towards small businesses. This meant nothing recommended was expensive and, in most cases, free to access. There have also been lots of opportunities for follow up, future networking and support.

Jon Chadwick

The whole team at Tees Valley Business Compass have been incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the whole process from our Growth Consultant right through to post acceptance and claim submission.

Olly Bennet

May I take the opportunity to thank you for your advice and guidance during the project. Your assistance has been invaluable!’

Michael Jonas

Everyone was really pleased with the event and on several times I overheard the buyers saying that it was the busiest and best event again this year. I also spoke to several SME’s who found the day very useful!

Leighton James

All of the advisers were fantastic and so generous with their advice - it was nice to deal with people so pleasant and who made no question feel like a stupid one!

Angela Searle

Having the door to the Growth Hub opened to LBV can only be listed as a positive. It is allowing us to broaden our outreach and get exposed to customers who have saved energy (and money!) from our technology. Ones that we have only gained access to via the Hub.

Sean Costello, LED By Vision

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