£13M milestone for grants team

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2013 has been a record year for the Truro-based grant services team at accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming.

Ewan McClymont
Ewan McClymont

Led by grants specialist, Ewan McClymont, the Bishop Fleming team has helped secure more than £13 million for Cornish businesses in sectors ranging from manufacturing and advanced engineering to technology-based services.

McClymont said: “60% of the funding was secured through ERDF Convergence programmes such as Gap Fund for Buildings, Grant for Business Investment (GBI), and Business Investment for Growth (BIG).

“The remainder,” he explained, “came from the UK Government’s newer Growing Places Fund and Regional Growth Fund, some of which had been drawn down by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and managed locally by Cornwall Development Company.”

The team’s successful projects include the creation of over 14,500sq m of additional workspace at Pendennis Shipyard, as well as the refurbishment of the eastern breakwater operated by Falmouth Petroleum.