Invest East

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The Invest East project supports businesses who are looking to expand and grow.


Invest East




The Invest East project supports businesses who are looking to expand and grow.

Project size: £1.8m
Started: September 2018
End date: September 2021

Invest East provides professional specialist support for SMEs with high-growth potential who are:

• exploring investment options
• wanting to expand and grow
• looking to locate in Norfolk and Suffolk

The investment readiness programme is an investor-led programme helping businesses to understand and prepare to raise finance. All support is delivered virtually over 3 to 5 months, with a series of masterclasses and pitching practices delivered with experienced investment professionals and one to one support from a key advisor and mentors. Work in a cohort of like-minded businesses to develop and deliver your business proposition and achieve your growth ambitions. Over 100 businesses have been supported to date – 11 companies have raised investment totalling in excess of £1m, and a further 14 have received significant expressions of interest from investors.

The investor support programme provides bespoke support to enterprises looking to invest and create or grow business in Norfolk and Suffolk and works to promote and raise the profile of the area nationally and internationally as a location for business growth and investment.

Invest East is delivered by a partnership of Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, University of East Anglia and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. for details of the investment readiness programme to find out more business, investment and property options in Norfolk and Suffolk

You can watch video case studies from the investment readiness programme here:


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