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Case Studies

BEF has helped thousands of businesses to start, grow and flourish. To discover how, view our case studies.

Funding helps manufacturer switch the lights on

Hydro-Flux bring a revolutionary swimming pool lighting system to market thanks to support from AD:VENTURE and BEF.

Launched in October 2017, Hydro-Flux is a manufacturing company based in Batley, West Yorkshire, that develops innovations for swimming pool installation and maintenance. This includes FlowBright, a revolutionary swimming pool lighting system that it developed following extensive research and development.

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Those who can, coach

Mark Mills is helping triathletes and runners to achieve their best thanks to a £5,000 Start Up loan delivered by BEF.

Experienced triathlete Mark Mills is the founder of Hard & Smart Sports Coaching, a Yorkshire-based start-up that provides online and 1-2-1 triathlon and run coaching for all abilities.

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All systems go for CRM company

A Leeds couple who specialise in customer relationship management (CRM) are undergoing significant business growth after receiving funding from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).

Morley-based, IXRM, was founded in 2016 by husband and wife duo, Dave and Karen Cockerham after the couple were inspired to address a niche in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market. Three years on, the Microsoft partner and Microsoft Dynamics 365 specialist approached BEF for funding to support the company’s growth due to high demand.

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New wave of funding for seaweed farm

A Scarborough couple which has set up England’s first commercial seaweed farm is ready to set sail thanks to a £25k loan from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).

SeaGrown, whose farm is based in the North Sea four miles out of Scarborough, was the brainchild of former fisherman, diver in the Navy and navigating officer, Wave Crookes and marine scientist Laura Robinson, who met while on a Royal Research Ship in Antarctica. The duo were inspired to set up a business harvesting seaweed after discovering many of its surprising qualities.

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