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Fundraising for the 4Louis charity

Healthy eating on the menu at Easington community café

Marie Barker, UMi Service and Investment Adviser, recently volunteered with the Café Together Project in Easington Colliery. Set up in 2013, the Café Together Project is a charitable organisation to help locals who are struggling on low incomes or on benefits, or affected by the high level of isolation and deprivation in the Easington community. Every Thursday morning Café To ...

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UMi advisers volunteer at bereaved families’ charity

Steph Brown and Nadine Page, advisers with UMi’s Service and Investment team, recently volunteered at Sunderland charity 4Louis as part of UMi’s community volunteering programme. Every day in the UK, around 15 babies die before, during or soon after birth, and tragically one in four pregnancies sadly end before they reach 12 weeks. 4Louis was founded by Louis’ family in 2009, ...

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UMi celebrates £38 million awarded to social enterprises

As UMi opens nominations for the 2020 Social Entrepreneur Index, the company celebrated its work over the last few years in helping to support community-based businesses to the tune of £38m in grants. UMi is just completing a four year programme working with Power to Change. The company’s focus is now on identifying exciting new social entrepreneurs across the country ...

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Day in the life of UMi Events Manager Amanda Armstrong 

The UMi Events Team manages up to 100 events every year. They can range in size from small gatherings right up to major national happenings – such as the National Apprenticeship Awards. 

Amanda Armstrong, one of UMi’s Project and Events Managers, runs the 10 events that together make up the National Apprenticeship Awards. 

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Meet The Team - UMi Debt Finance Scotland

Meet UMi Debt Finance Scotland

Meet the A team of fund management including Tom Brock (Fund Director), Dave Young (Investment Executive) and Patrick Burke (Investment Portfolio Executive).

Celebrating 10 years of UMi

Celebrating 10 years of UMi

For the last 10 years, we have been proud to bring you some of the most inspirational stories from within our community of entrepreneurs and business owners.  We’re kicking off our 10-day celebration of UMi and you - our inspiring audience and community. For the last 10 years, we’ve been sharing the success of those who have overcome obstacles and found the right path. ...

Umi team at County Durham community foundation event

Charities doing more thanks to County Durham Community Foundation support

Charities doing more thanks to County Durham Community Foundation support

“Deeds not words” were the order of the day for the recent Women’s Autumn Lunch held by the County Durham Community Foundation. Over 150 women from leading businesses and third sector organisations, including UMi, celebrated the achievements of local charities supported by the Foundation at the glorious Wynyard Hall in Billingham. 

Digital Enterprise Top 100

The Digital Enterprise Top 100

Digital Enterprise campaign celebrates top Leeds business success

The team at UMi is excited to celebrate the achievements of the region’s stand out tech savvy and transformational businesses in the first ever Digital Enterprise Top 100 campaign in Leeds City Region. The campaign was delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council.

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July Highlights

Instead of telling you everything that we've been up to in July we've decided to just show you instead! Take a look at these highlights of where and what UMi has been up to in these jam packed weeks.

Take a step inside UMi yourself.

Smiling – all year round UMi style

Smiling – all year round UMi style

We know that businesses are more than just brick and mortar or numbers on a spreadsheet, they’re powered by people – just like our own.  UMi is all about helping businesses go further, not only to achieve their own ambitions but because we believe business has a major role to play in making the world around us a better one. We know that businesses are more than just brick and ...