Decision details

BIF Approvals - Company 37c

Decision Maker: SCR - Business Growth Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Award of £74k grant to Company 37c subject to the conditions set out in the Appraisal Panel Summary Table


A report was received to enable the Board to take a decision whether to support the proposal of a Business Investment Fund (BIF) Made Smarter and Productivity Challenge grant of £74,455 to a company that operates in the traditional manufacturing sector. 


The grant would allow the company to install a semi-automatic arm robot cell which would allow increased production volumes and install sensors and updated systems to allow rapid responses to production or downtime issues. 


The company estimates it will create 8 FTE’s by 2021.  In total this represents a gross cost per job of £9,307, considered acceptable value for money for the BIF Made Smarter and Productivity Challenge investment. 


Report author: Sue Sykes

Publication date: 06/11/2019

Date of decision: 23/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 23/10/2019 - SCR - Business Growth Board

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