I’m excited that this week sees the launch of my £1million investment fund for small businesses in the north west. I’ve set up The Elevate Programme in partnership with entrepreneurs Simon Leeming and Dave Watson, to transform funding opportunities for new and early-stage companies who are hungry for growth. The fund is based in Manchester, but will support businesses throughout the north west.

The Elevate Programme will be open for the first round of applications from October this year, so spread the word. Through our joint network and experience, Dave, Simon and I are able to offer so much more than just investment for companies on the programme. We’ve seen first hand how hard it can be to scale up a business, whether that’s cash flow issues, or just as a director being too involved in the day to day running of things.

The Elevate Programme will provide equity funding, and accelerated support from specialist partners in key business areas for everyone on the scheme.

We’ll help companies with strategic guidance, and they can expect to see truly personalised help across sales and marketing operations, recruitment, finance, accounting and overall business strategy.

It’s a great opportunity for us to put our experience and networks to good use, and be able to benefit companies with so much more than a standard investment fund could.  The programme will enable companies to speed up their growth plans, and become more profitable, faster.

If this sounds like you, or you know anyone who could benefit from The Elevate Programme, then let me know. We’re really looking forward to getting started.

Find out more at  http://elevatefund.co.uk/