Support:

  1. Leeds City Region LEP – the main point of contact for business support after it recently secured a ‘£1bn ‘Local Growth Deal’ with government
  2. Business & IP Centre based at Leeds library – to support businesses. Backed by the EU
  3. Google Garage – set up to give companies the skills to tune up their digital presence, acquire new customers, and grow their businesses

Funding:

  1. The Business Growth Programme provides grant funding of between £10,000 and £50,000 to new or established businesses based in Leeds or those planning to relocate to the area
  2. Growing Places Fund – for start-ups confident that they can bring economic and employment growth to the area
  3. Revolving Investment Fund (RIF) – £10m fund for infrastructure, property development and construction businesses
  4. Dotforge – offers a package of funding, office space, mentoring and networking opportunities

 

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Colin Richardson

Co-founder

Founded 2014

Cocoon has designed a single device to protect your whole home, across different floors, all from one device. This also removes the need for customers to install additional motion sensors, keypads, or camera systems.

Being based in the North of England means that we have access to a wealth of engineering talent that we simply wouldn’t get elsewhere in the UK. The combination of high-quality skills provision and a more relaxed quality of life makes day-to-day life in the office more enjoyable and creates a fantastic company atmosphere. This is really important to us and our team.

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