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Bella & Duke takes bigger bite of pet food market

Two Scottish entrepreneurs who created a pet food brand following the premature deaths of their dogs are embarking on a sales and marketing push after securing a loan from UMi Debt Finance Scotland. 

Enterprise M3

EM3’s Growth Hub programme helps confirm region as a hi-tech hub

Enterprise M3’s bid to consolidate the region’s reputation as a hub for hi-tech sectors including gaming and space, is accelerating under its business growth programme.

Genius Brewing goes for gold with UMi Debt Finance Scotland loan

Award-winning Glaswegian lager maker Genius Brewing will ramp up production in 2020 with a £60,000 loan from UMi Debt Finance Scotland, a £12 million fund that forms part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme. 

Hettie's Tearoom brews up success with funding from UMi Debt Finance Scotland

After opening Hettie's Tearoom nine years ago, owner Clare Pinchbeck has seen her business go from strength to strength and with the help of UMi Debt Finance Scotland, she is ready to take her 'happiest tearoom in the world' and expand it into an e-commerce empire


Cutting edge flexible electronics developed with tech funding support

Sedgefield company PragmatIC has propelled itself into world leadership with its ultra low cost and thin flexible integrated circuits, supported by a grant from Digital Drive County Durham, which provides events, one to one business support and grants.

Digital Knowledge Exchange programme

Free digital advice to help boost Leeds City Region economy

Businesses across the Leeds city region will again be able to access the best in digital skills, thanks to the renewal of the Digital Knowledge Exchange programme.


Chocolate maker Ocelot enjoys more sweet success with UMi Debt Finance Scotland loan

Edinburgh chocolate producer Ocelot is ready for a busy 2020 after installing more tempering equipment, thanks to a loan from UMi Debt Finance Scotland.

Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE surrounded by machines

UK’s only league table on intellectual property announces 2019 results

The IP100, the UK’s only ranking of SME intellectual property asset strength, has placed a Scottish technology company at number one for the third year running. M Squared, a Glasgow-based developer of photonics and quantum technology, has topped the IP 100, an annual ranking of companies based on a rating of their IP asset strength, as well as their track record in exploiting IP.

Fife architects harness virtual reality thanks to UMi Debt Finance Scotland loan

Fife-based AC Architects is using virtual reality (VR) technology to produce an immerse experience for its clients and give them an insight into how their new home will look. The company successfully applied for a £60,000 loan from UMi Debt Finance Scotland to set up a VR suite in its office.  

Bluefin Trading team photo at Northern Powerhouse Awards

Long standing partnership returns to celebrate exporting excellence of Northern Powerhouse

Nominations are now open for the 2020 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards. UMi created the event in 2016 to recognise the North’s top exporters and celebrate their achievements in international trade, while also giving inspiration to others to consider exporting as a realistic opportunity for growth.