Company Support And Investment Readiness
Accountants, brokers and other finance experts also have a part to play in assisting SMEs in the Marches gain access to finance. Businesses in this sector should be encouraged to develop local relationships, product awareness and services including finance packages. Although this can be done at a local LEP level, there is an opportunity for cross-LEP working for the exchange and exploitation of expertise and development of specialised support programmes such as support for high growth companies.
For further information on how businesses can access finance, a good outline is provided athttp://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/enterprise-and-business-support/access-to-finance on the Business, Innovation and Skills website.