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UK Shared Prosperity Fund case studies

Case studies of businesses that have completed the diagnostic support and successfully been awarded a match-funded grant from us.

Lunch'd Ltd

  • Diagnostic completed: High Growth
  • Grant awarded: £2,500
  • Match-funding: £2,500
  • Grant type: Growth

Lunch’d was founded by Oli Perron in 2014 from his flat and now rents big hotel kitchens to make tasty, healthy food for Dorset offices, meetings and events. The business has made over 95,000 lunches and continue to make, from scratch, tasty, healthy food supporting local producers wherever possible. Lunch’d won a Dorset Food & Drink Award in 2018 for their Grab N Go event boxes.

Now with a thriving event business, Lunch’d is looking to trade from a café or commercial kitchen of its own as an alternative to renting. To help it reach its growth ambitions, the business applied for a match-funded UKSPF grant in April 2023 to contribute towards:

  • paid SEO and Google Ad spend with the help of an agency
  • budget spend
  • new refrigerated vehicle for larger events.

Oli Perron, founder and director of Lunch’d Ltd, said "The process was really simple. After registering the business on the council’s website I was given a short High Growth survey to complete and then discussed the results with their scheme partners, Evolve. I then became eligible to submit my proposal for a grant and am delighted to have been awarded. Thank you BCP!"

Our Lunch'd case study video explores the support we've offered to the company.

Marine Electrification Solutions Ltd

  • Diagnostic completed: Fundamentals
  • Grant Awarded: £5,000
  • Match-funding: £5,000
  • Grant type: Research and development

Christchurch based Marine Electrification Solutions Ltd has been working with British marine businesses and organisations for the past 4 years, working to keep up to date and in touch with the fast-moving technology of propulsion system manufacturers and vessel builders.

Jamie Marley, owner and founder of Marine Electrification Solutions Ltd, said: " After successfully designing, building and installing a fully electric propulsion system in to a locally made commercial fishing catamaran, we are now looking to integrate foil assistance to improve efficiency. We’re delighted to have secured a £5,000 match-funded grant from BCP Council which will assist in the ongoing research and testing required to bring this next phase of the project to reality."

BBD Boom Ltd

  • Diagnostic completed: High Growth
  • Grant Awarded: £5,000
  • Match-funding: £15,000
  • Grant type: Research and Development

BBD Boom Ltd, based in Bournemouth, is a HubSpot Elite Solutions Partner with a mission to help businesses get the most out of HubSpot. BBD Boom believe that by working with them, their clients can deliver better experiences for their customers, increase user adoption of HubSpot by their teams, and achieve better results using the platform.

Emma Lynch, Managing Director of BBD Boom Ltd, said "We’re thrilled to be awarded this match-funded grant from BCP Council. These funds will be used to build an automated HubSpot audit creation tool to create audits of our clients and prospects HubSpot instances to check their health and report back findings and recommendations for optimising their portals".

More UKSPF case studies will be published to this page soon.

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