Finance Awards 2019

27 | SME NEWS - Finance Awards 2019 With over 30 years of combined experience in the field, Tatton Consulting is a leading light in the world of grants and funding, consistently at the top of their game. Having won over £38.5 million in grants for a wide range of clients, tripled its turnover, it’s a company that seems continually ‘on the up’! Best Grant Consultancy Firm 2019 Tatton Consulting Ltd Formed in June 2014, Tatton Consulting has rapidly established itself as one of the leading experts on UK and EU grant funding. With an ever-burgeoning base of high-profile clients and innovative technologies funded, it is clear that it is the go-to consultancy in the UK for grant funding. Having spent 15 years in the industry, Tatton believe in doing things differently to its competitors. Firstly, rather than focusing on one-off applications or quick wins, Tatton focus on building long-lasting and highly effective partnerships with its clients. Becoming a trusted funding advisor, Tatton are able to look across a client’s entire project pipeline to spot opportunities others couldn’t, and then use this knowledge to build up a pipeline of applications – giving the client the best chances of success. As is to be, in many ways, expected, Tatton’s process is relatively straightforward, with a focus on ensuring that every step is clear, the client’s input is optimised and the overall pathway to grant funding easy to follow. Ultimately, it is this tried and tested procedure that has made Tatton such a success, enabling it to win over £38,500,000 in equity-free, interest-free and repayment-free funding for clients. The company itself has a specialist team of grant writers with over 30 years’ combined experience that work with a client, each with a distinct specialist field. These include Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainability and Low-Carbon Technologies, Medical Devices, Digital Health, and Sensors and Composite Materials, to name a few. Projects need to be innovative and the outputs need a strong wider benefit outside that of the company. A good grant application is therefore part technical document and part story- telling exercise. Grants are extremely competitive, so it is getting this delicate balance right that is the key to the company’s enduring success. The applications themselves can take up to 200 hours to produce and clients need to make sure they are eligible and able to part-fund the projects themselves. Fortunately Tatton provide a free eligibility check service to ensure a project is suitable before either party spends too long on an application. As to be expected with taxpayer’s money, the process of winning it is complex, time-consuming and competitive; it is always therefore better to work with an expert. In this regard, Tatton is right up there with the very best, offering flexible services and pricing to suit each client’s needs and with a success rate 6x higher than the UK average across all the schemes, there aren’t too many better in the industry. Furthermore, and one of the key reasons it has won the award, Tatton is the only grants consultancy to offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee, which means that after 12 months, if they haven’t been successful, the company will fully refund any fees paid. Sector-agnostic, Tatton work across a wide range of technologies - from sensors in Formula 1, to packaging made out of seaweed, advanced manufacturing technologies to drone-based crop disease detection - Tatton have secured funding for over 250 UK SMEs, helping them to innovate and grow. They are also now recognised as the official Grant Partner to a number of high-profile technology incubators, venture funds and growth initiatives across the UK. In all, it’s no surprise that Tatton Consulting has been such a tremendous success. The team’s hard work and passion for the ever-changing arena of grants really shines through and sets an example for other companies to follow. We’re sure that its client-focused approach will only serve as a competitive advantage as it moves into the future. Contact: Mark Clayton Company: Tatton Consulting Ltd Website: Email: