Insider news -2

NEWS items culled from local, national, and international reporting on grants plus press releases from government in England, Wales, and Scotland plus some UK TENNIS NEWS



Round 5 RGF was closed to bids 0n 9th Dec 2013. A total of 50 Conditional Offers were announced on 10th April 201,

East Midlands

  • Dalepak Limited
  • Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • University of Derby

East of England

  • Hayward Tyler Limited
  • Millbrook Proving Ground Limited


  • Avanti Communications Group plc
  • Close Brothers Ltd
  • Compass Business Finance Limited
  • Finance For Industry Limited
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

North East

  • Cleveland Potash Limited
  • Cummins Ltd
  • Fine Industries Limited
  • Gestamp Tallent Limited
  • Huntsman Polyurethanes (UK) Ltd
  • Hydram Engineering Limited
  • JDR Cable Systems Limited
  • Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies Limited
  • Let's Grow 
  • Tinsley Special Products Limited
  • TRW Systems Ltd

North West

  • Absynth Biologics Ltd
  • Glen Dimplex Home Appliances Ltd.
  • GT Energy UK Limited
  • Nice-Pak International Ltd
  • North West Logistics Limited
  • Redx Pharma Ltd
  • Unilever UK Central Resources Limited

South East

  • Elekta Ltd
  • Farnborough International Limited
  • KEWS Kent Woodland Employment Scheme

South West

  • Becton Dickinson U.K. Limited
  • Cornwall Marine Network Limited
  • Dyson Technology Limited
  • Fine Tubes Limited
  • Gooch and Housego (Torquay) Ltd
  • North Devon+
  • SPP Pumps Limited

West Midlands

  • Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
  • Bournville College/Trinity Mirror Midands 
  • HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd
  • Maier UK Ltd
  • MTCE Ltd
  • Sense and Sense International 
  • Sertec
  • Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Anglia Metal Limited
  • Really Useful Products Limited
  • Reckitt Benckiser (Brands) Limited
  • UK Steel Enterprise Ltd

This the genesis of the Round 5 application process:

Round 5 - a total of 133 bids were submitted for Round 5 with a total ask of £650 million against a fund of £300 million to be given awards subject to merit, and the quality of the case made for grant support. There will therefore be a failure rate of 64% or more. To win requires professional expertise in preparing the submission.

RGF Round 4 Awards

Selected projects and programmes for the fourth round of the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) have been announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

The Deputy Prime Minister announced that 102 companies and projects that applied for funding have been successful, following the most competitive round of the Fund so far.

The companies will take a share of a £506 million pot of funding to attract significant private sector investment and create thousands of jobs across the country.

Breakdown by area is as follows:

There was a failure rate of more than 80% of rejected applications.