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If you need a partner that behaves just like one of your team, you’ve come to the right place. UMi has a proven track record in combining rigour and robustness with the flair and spirit of an entrepreneur.

Our programmes are inspirational, engaging and deliver real, practical value for everyone involved.

Helping hundreds of thousands of individual businesses, creating and safeguarding over 30,000 jobs, and investing funds that have leveraged over £650 million of private sector investment, we know how to make a difference.

Multi Channel Helplines

Providing an intuitive and personalised response to you customer enquiries using all communications channels, integrated in a way that provides greater insight.

Digital Transformation Programmes

Our extensive experience in stimulating the adoption of new technologies is available as an exciting package of in-depth audits, one-to-one mentoring, masterclasses, finance and online coaching sessions.

Celebrating Greatness

Your business community is impressive and so are the individuals in it. We can help you identify and recognise greatness, through targeted listings, campaigns and awards.

Fund Management and Finance Schemes

We provide robust fund management with an insightful and ready-made route to market to deliver effective and efficient grants and loans to ensure everything is delivered on time and to budget.

Business Improvement Programmes

Carefully crafted, targeted packages of advice, expert reviews, coaching, training and finance to help businesses in your community go further.

Supply Change Development Programmes

We can help you improve the capability of your business communities so that they are able to develop new products and supply new markets.

Who have we helped go further?

Together with our public sector partners, we’ve helped loads of businesses find and use the best information, expertise and finance they needed to get them to where they want to be. Read about some of our recent projects and success stories.

Roya Croudace

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub breaking the mould

Roya Croudace, director of the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, outlines the Hub’s work focusing on the Surrey and Hampshire area surrounding the M3 corridor covered by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and Growth Hub.

We live in one of the most economically buoyant regions in the UK, developing globally significant innovations while still retaining first ranking in the ‘quality of life’ category. 

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MADE Festival

MADE Festival

MADE is the UK’s premier business event for entrepreneurship and offers a brand new experience to educate, inspire and motivate early stage entrepreneurs and established business owners. 

770 delegates, 12 speakers, 96% rated the event very good or excellent.

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Innovation Construction Wales Index

Innovation Construction Wales Index

Innovation drives our economy forwards, boosting productivity and opening new markets, which is why businesses put such emphasis on it.

According to a report on innovation from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, NESTA, UK businesses invested £124bn in the intangible assets associated with innovation and R&D. This compares to the £93bn spent on tangible assets such as buildings, machines and vehicles.

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Digital Enterprise Cover UMi

Digital Innovation Report

The first ever digital enterprise 100 report is a true celebration of the pioneering innovation and digital transformations being achieved right now by businesses on our doorstep.

The Digital Enterprise Top 100 is run by UMi for the Digital Enterprise Programme, which provides funding, networking and training to more than 2,000 businesses across Leeds City Region. UMi is a delivery partner of the programme and created the campaign to identify and profile the wealth of dynamic and sophisticated businesses which are embracing new technologies. 

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I worked with UMi on creation and delivery of the Construction Futures Wales brand. Their contribution to the delivery of the program helped to ensure the success of CFW.

Rob Keeble, Cardiff MET University

Growing the regions economy is paramount to my plans as mayor. We need strong flourishing businesses fully equiped to deal with a competative market place. Tees Valley Business Compass's work supports my aim to ensure the prosperity of businesses and the livlihood of Tees Valley residents.

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor

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