About UKES

UKES are a consortium of 6 highly skilled and experienced companies, who have joined forces to form a unique and innovative endorsing body, here to support new and existing entrepreneurs.

UKES is a UK Home Office approved Endorsing Body. It is unique in being a consortium of six UK businesses that bring a combined wealth of experience to assessing business proposals.

Over 20,000 new UK businesses

Over 25,000 new local jobs

The team also has a vast wealth of knowledge across all areas of finance raising at all stages of a companies growth lifecycle and can boast having raised over £150m of equity and investment for UK companies. Hub offices and shared high-tech working spaces in specific locations around the UK can be offered to new start businesses where they can collaborate with other entrepreneurial, like-minded individuals.

Each has their own set of skills which complement one another, to ensure all areas of support can be provided to help applicants through their business growth and expansion journey.

Through our years of experience and combined knowledge, UKES is set up to support ambitious entrepreneurs and endorsed applicants with a range of support services to help you scale and grow:

  • Fundraising Support
  • Business Advisory
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Tax Advice
  • R&D Support Services
  • Business Incubator
  • Pre-sale Planning and Investment Readiness
  • Online Support
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Since 2001 we’ve been providing professional consulting services to our clients. From strategic business planning, training and the design of innovative solutions, our focus is always on building an efficient and results-driven relationship. We work with clients to create a customised plan of action for each business.

When our Maxi House incubator was founded, we envisioned building a community where talented founders could meet within the same space to discuss groundbreaking business ideas that they could turn into successful ventures. With an exceptional track record and a deep understanding of innovation, our goal is to find and empower talented founders around the world and support their businesses to scale from the UK.

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Schoolgate Accounting Services is a business consultancy that started life as an accountancy practice, specialising in assisting entrepreneurs and businesses from the UK and overseas to establish and grow in the UK. Our business was initially a straightforward accountancy practice in 2014 but has subsequently begun offering business planning and consultancy services to entrepreneurs and business representatives looking to set up in the UK. Since then, we have helped hundreds of businesses with market entry and expansion across the country. Over the course of our 9 years’ trading, Schoolgate has assisted many UK entrepreneurs.

Severn Seed Finance (SSF) is a UK company based in Wales. It specialises in accessing finance for early-stage businesses, MBO’s and MBI’s via a dedicated online private platform.

The SSF Team has over 60 years business and equity funding experience. The Team has raised over £100M in private equity and leveraged investment. SSF was approved as a UK Government Endorsing Body for both start up and innovator applications. It has developed a range of innovative online business support programmes to assist founders to achieve their goals. SSF is totally committed to meeting its UK & Overseas client’s needs.

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Incorporated in 2018, NEXUS is a forward-thinking collaborative incubator that operates as a physical and digital hub to build the next generation of ESG aligned creative tech and digital founders.

With a global network of members, NEXUS provides unparalleled access to infrastructure, investment funding and professional services to enable ESG aligned founders to scale.

Established on the principle that the value in a business is more than just the bottom line and must include a measure of the behaviour in relation to the environment, society and the way the business is governed (ESG).

International Innovation Hub Limited (or iihub) was created by its directors having identified a number of alternative routes for both UK businesses and entrepreneurs to raise investment, to help international investors find a range of investment opportunities in UK, and to help international entrepreneurs with expansion into the UK marketplace for their innovative ideas.

Based in Liverpool city centre, iihub have a wealth of experience within their team of providing coaching, guidance, support and financial services through our extensive network of contacts both in the UK and internationally. The directors have first hand experience of creating and building successful UK businesses, including highly innovative green energy start-ups.

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Blue Orchid is one of the most knowledgeable and well-respected providers of business advice and support programmes in the UK. Established in 2001, we have a proven track record of delivering best in class start-up advice and business growth consultancy. Blue Orchid is recognised by government as innovative with our delivery programmes and are valued by the business community as entrepreneurial and driven to succeed.

We currently provide business support services for several Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and Government Departments. This includes delivering the New Enterprise Allowance programme across Merseyside on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions and the management and operation of the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Grant Programme.