In February 2013 we invested some of our Growing Places capital to create a Funding Escalator, dedicated to the support and development of early-stage Berkshire SMEs.
There are three main elements to this series of repayable loans:
Commercialisation: limited support for newly established companies to help them reach the next stage
Expansion: support to help a business scale up and accelerate its growth
Equity: support for ambitious growing businesses, available when matched with private funds In considering individual applications, we’re looking in particular at the impact they have on the Thames Valley Berkshire economy, and especially on the number of jobs they will create.
Click on the logos below to read about some of the businesses we have helped: