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SYIF Profile Spring 2009 Newsletter

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the latest edition of Profile.

We thought the best way to mark the first newsletter of 2009 is by highlighting the many successes which are taking place across South Yorkshire.

That’s why this edition of Profile is packed with a number of features on companies who have benefited with support from South Yorkshire Investment Fund.

Some of the ones highlighted are businesses receiving their first funding package from us, while others are taking up the opportunity for further investment. Both of which are important to the continued regeneration of business growth in the region.

We were pleased that Yorkshire Forward began the New Year by making available further funding for South Yorkshire in the build-up to the regional Successor Fund in the autumn of 2009.

This will help plug the gap between current and future Funds to ensure business continues as usual and during these difficult economic times it is important that we help make the Fund available to as many businesses as possible.

SYIF is also pleased to pass on to businesses a further reduction in interest rates and more information about this is included in the article below.

Remember SYIF provide seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15,000 to £2.5m, specifically to help small and medium businesses meet the gaps in funding they need for growth and development.

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


Tony Goulbourn
Chief Executive
South Yorkshire Investment Fund Ltd

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Sheffield company completes £1million deal

A growing Sheffield company has been able to complete a £1million deal thanks to its long-standing relationship with South Yorkshire Investment Fund...

South Yorkshire boost after Fund announcement

South Yorkshire businesses have received a £7 million boost to kick-off the New Year...

Specialist printing company receives investment

A leading digital printing company has received a £30,000 investment from South Yorkshire Investment Fund...

Assessment company gets top marks with SYIF

A ground-breaking assessment company has received top marks from South Yorkshire Investment Fund...

Building a solid future with SYIF

A Sheffield-based construction company is expanding thanks to a £300,000 investment from South Yorkshire Investment Fund...

Sheffield company aids global medical research

A new Sheffield company is aiding research into developing treatments for some of the world's major health problems, including cancer and Alzheimer's...

SYIF announce latest interest rate cut

South Yorkshire Investment Fund has reduced its interest rates on small business loans for the second time in two months, following the latest reduction in the Bank of England base rate...

AIDC: An Intermediary’s View

The European Centre of Excellence for Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) centre helps organisations find and use technology to improve the way they work.  ..

SYIF goes green with investment

An eco-friendly company from Sheffield is revolutionising the way the global healthcare industry manages its waste, with a range of innovative products designed to reduce carbon emissions...