17 March 2016

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Daventry business, Creation Reprographics, offer high quality printed packaging solutions for their brand clients and directly to the packaging industry throughout the UK and Europe. They were established on 2004 and are committed to creating cost reduction opportunities and sustainable production.

Throughout 2015 the owner of the company Matt Francklow and Brand Packaging Manager Olivia Winkworth, attended numerous workshops hosted by the Velocity Growth Hub. They have been delighted with the support, advice, and guidance provided and the way it has enabled them to grow their business.

Matt says “Our local business advisor Richard Thompson told us about the range of events Velocity host across the region with a variety of topics which would be valuable to our business as we grew and developed our commercial model, right from the first event we were impressed with the level of information and how informative they were.”

We have attended various topical workshops, all of which we found incredibly helpful in taking time out of our business to focus on developmental aspects and help drive new ideas to grow, and would highly recommend them to any business in our area in a similar position.

“A workshop we attended which was extremely useful to our business was the ‘How to get Money into your Business, this workshop was really informative and demonstrated some really good channels which we could explore in order to access finance and grow our company. This workshop informed us about R & D Tax Credits, something that we had never thought to access before. The workshop also gave us a chance to network with other attendees, such as The MPA Group, who are specialists in R&D Tax Credits and this meeting enabled us to successfully access R&D support for our business”.

“The Grow your Business with Social Media and Making Social Media Work for You workshops we found particularly worthwhile; we were not only were able to create a social media plan from it but also developed our knowledge around how to best use them to reach our market most effectively”.

Velocity Growth Hub and its qualified and experienced Business Advisers are available to help businesses in a number of ways: through one-to-one support, grants, and free business workshops.

Our Advisers are widely connected to national and regional government organisations as well as the private sector, and are able to signpost businesses to sources of grant funding or make personal introductions to individuals or organisations that add value to businesses.

To find out more about how Velocity could help you, call 0300 012 3435, visit or follow us on Twitter @VelocityGrowth