University business support programme turbocharges small firms

A Lancaster University business development workshop
A programme of business support has seen Lancaster University work with around 700 small firms (SMEs) and help inject almost £500m into the regional economy. An independent assessment of the 12 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) projects currently being led or supported by the university confirmed 900 full-time jobs had also been created or protected in Lancashire and Cumbria as a result. The analysis by independent economic development consultancy Ekosgen saw 190 businesses surveyed to assess the impact the suppor... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...