More than 50 people attended the Luton Business Grant Initiative awards evening on Tuesday (1 May) to celebrate the success of the business start-up grants in Luton.
Luton is recognised as one of the top towns in the country for business growth. In the last two years, 785 new businesses have set up. During this time, the Council has been providing small grants to encourage and support start-up businesses.
Over 80 businesses have been supported through the help of local partner Wenta, with 73 new businesses created.At Tuesday’s event the Mayor of Luton, Cllr Don Worlding, presented awards to those businesses successful in attaining a grant under the Business Grants Initiative to recognise their success and impact on the economy (click here to see list of award winning businesses).
Cllr Roy Davis, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “We’ve always said that Luton is a great town. It’s great to see that our secret is out with so many successful local businesses really taking off.” Gavin O’Brian from Clearhead Media also provided tips and advice on continuing to grow a business with an in-depth insight on how his business benefited from support, its planned growth and how it has now started to employ more people.