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SYIF Profile Summer 2007 Newsletter

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the latest edition of Profile.

We've completed our first Seedcorn Fund deal with Sheffield-based Bibcom and are looking forward to seeing the business grow with the help of this funding. You can find out more by reading our lead article.

If you didn't manage to attend our recent launch of the pilot Seedcorn Fund - you can read all about it in this edition of Profile. We had a really successful launch at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, and I'm sure all of our visitors found the briefing event really useful. Now we are asking our introducers to help us locate the early stage technology and knowledge-based businesses in South Yorkshire who can benefit from this fund.

The SYIF staff have also received a pat on the back after the organisation received the seal of approval for first class customer service. SYIF has just achieved the Putting the Customer First® quality assurance standard and passed the assessment with flying colours first time - something which only twenty-five percent of organisations usually achieve. Quite an achievement indeed.

Also in this newsletter we look at a range of companies who have benefited from SYIF investments across the South Yorkshire region.

We do hope you enjoy reading this latest edition of Profile.


Tony Goulbourn
Chief Executive
South Yorkshire Investment Fund Ltd

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Welcome to the fifteenth edition of Profile...

Seedcorn Fund Helps First Innovative Business

A brand new pilot fund set up to specifically help South Yorkshire businesses to pioneer new technologies has awarded its first tranche of investment...

Two Payment Options Launched

South Yorkshire Investment Fund has launched two options for payments of interest rate rebate subsidy for new clients applying for loans from the Small Business Fund - with effect from May 1 2007...

Sheffield Firm's Future Secured By MBO

The future of a high-tech Sheffield company has been secured through a management buyout (MBO) by the firm's Joint Managing Director...

New Prestigious Base For Barnsley Company

A successful Barnsley-based company that specialises in working within the health sector has moved to new premises thanks to a £50,000 loan from South Yorkshire Investment Fund...

Top Marks For SYIF's Customer Service

SYIF has received the seal of approval for first class customer service...

Financial Progress For BME Business Forum

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) businesses will be given increased access to the financial support available thanks to help from SYIF...

Seedcorn Fund Launch Success

SYIF's launch of the £4.6 million pilot Seedcorn Fund was a huge success with more than 120 business advisers and intermediaries attending...

Sterling Corporate Finance: An Intermediaries View

Two partners established Sterling Corporate Finance seven years ago in Leeds. The partnership is a corporate finance practice that undertakes management buyouts, acquisitions, disposals, due diligence and specialises in management buy ins...

Full Steam Ahead For Techtrain

It's full steam ahead for a Doncaster company after enjoying success in the railway industry...