Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

East Anglia: Nick Clegg urges firms in East to bid for Regional Growth Fund cash

PUBLISHED: 06:00 20 June 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Archant

Businesses in the eastern region are being invited to bid for a share of £200million of Government money under the latest round of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) initiative.

Round six of the RGF will be open to private sector bidders seeking £1m or more towards projects that will also generate significant private sector investment and sustainable jobs.

Around £100m of RGF cash has already been allocated within the East of England under the five previous rounds of the RGF.

This includes £2.9m to help Chelmsford-based e2v technologies develop its business in the radiotherapy market and establish new manufacturing and test processes.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “I’ve seen first hand at e2v technologies how the fund is supporting businesses that are working hard to fuel our recovery and help us build a stronger economy.

“I would encourage any businesses that can generate significant private sector investment and sustainable jobs to bid for a share of the £200m available from the fund.”

The deadline for bids under round six of the RGF is noon on September 30, with road show events planned around the country in the coming weeks to offer advice on how to make a successful bid. This includes one to be held at Eastbrook, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge at 10am on July 25.

For further details, visit www.gov.uk/understanding-the-regional-growth-fund or email growthfund@bis.gsi.gov.uk .

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Leisure airline Jet2.com has added further to its Stansted schedule for summer 2018, with three new routes and extra flights to nine other destinations.

A trade mission aimed at building links between the South West and the East has been hailed a success.

The deregulation of the English water market has allowed Anglian Water to secure an exclusive contract with Pure Gym, the UK’s largest private gym provider.

Thousands of workers who paid “unconstitutional” fees to take their employers to tribunal could be in line for a £27m refund.

Frequent power cuts have been reported in Framlingham over recent days – including several in a short space of time this afternoon.

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most read

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24