Decision details

BIF Approvals - Company 10

Decision Maker: SCR - Business Growth Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Award of £80k grant to Company 10 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) Productivity Challenge grant of £80,315 to a manufacturing, product developing, distribution and marketing company, with a globally recognised audio brand within the Audio industry.


The grant would allow the company to purchase 2 CNC machines, 1 studio machine, two 3D printers, building modifications and compressed air electrical installations to leverage the expertise within the company and provide a solution to the existing and growing demand from the global market.


The project is estimated to result in a 95% increase in productivity, with GVA per worker forecast to increase from £29,694 to £58,030, and creation of 7 FTE’s by 2020, considered acceptable value for money for the BIF 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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