Business promotion grants awarded to 12 Devon companies
Posted on: 24 March 2016
Funding has been awarded to 12 Devon businesses to help them promote themselves to new audiences.
Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant was recently launched through its Devon Delivers programme, which aims to encourage businesses to relocate to the county.
The Council has now announced the companies receiving grants of £1,000 to cover direct exhibiting costs of attending trade shows or events this year. With the support of this County Council grant, some of Devon’s most cutting-edge products and services are gaining valuable exposure at high-profile industry events across the country, promoting them to national and international audiences.
The businesses benefiting from the grant include:
Professor Toby Mottram, Chief Engineer at eCow, said: “The Devon Delivers support allows us to have an independent stand at a major dairy show for the first time to promote our solution to the problem of managing cow nutrition. Ours is a radical high tech solution measuring rumen pH rather than guessing this key parameter in dairy cow feeding.”
Steve Paine, Marketing Manager at Applegate Marketplace, said: “We’re extremely grateful to have been awarded the Devon Delivers Business Promotion grant. The successful grant application has enabled us to attend one of the most pivotal shows in our calendar which is vital for the company to showcase Applegate PRO to relevant and engaged clients and potential customers.”
Matt Squire, of Westcountry Concrete, said: “A big thank you to the Devon Delivers Business Promotion Grant team. It has afforded us an extra bite of the cherry we would not have otherwise had. The grant will allow us to promote our business at an important national trade show and meet more new potential customers face to face.”
Captain Andrew Wilkins, Founder of the Virtual Jet Centre, said: “We are the only centre in the world that has a team of four experts with over 100 years of combined training experience in the industry. The Olympia show will promote the importance of our company in the business world, and highlight the fact that this innovative product is in Devon, which will increase awareness of the West Country.”
Kim Stead, from Twool, said: ‘’I am delighted that the County Council has provided this grant for our stand at RHS Chelsea Flower show 2016; it is a world-class horticultural show like no other and enables us to present our Devon made products to our target market. Having this opportunity to promote an area rich in creative thinking, diversity and natural beauty and one which I am fortunate to call my home is a very proud moment for me.”
Peter Morris, of Lockabox, said: “We are a new start-up business based in Devon and promotional activities are sometimes out of reach. Thankfully we have been able to attend a national trade show, made possible by the Devon Delivers Business Promotion Grant. This is such a valuable opportunity for us and we are confident it will make a huge difference to our business.”
Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Growth, said: “We received an incredible response to the competitive bidding process held for these grants and we have ensured that as many companies as possible benefit from this scheme. Our Devon Delivers initiative is all about promoting the county as a location where successful businesses can thrive, and this grant funding will enable Devon businesses to receive important exposure in showcasing what they and the county have to offer. ”
For more information about the Devon Delivers programme go to www.investdevon.co.uk
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