Grant aids Marketplace’s move
Mr Kay, left, with Mr Parker.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 25 Apr 2018
MARKETPLACE Systems Ltd, which provides tendering, quote management and grant-sourcing services to businesses across the Humber region, has recently relocated to larger offices in Barton in preparation for further growth and recruitment plans.
With assistance from Grimsby-based enterprise support agency E-Factor Business, it was able to secure a grant to furnish the new space.
Jason Kay, director and principal consultant, said: “We wanted to expand and take on an apprentice, and so were looking for larger office space. We found the office, at Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre and it was perfect.
Steve Parker from E-Factor helped us to get a grant for 50 per cent of the costs of setting up the office, so basically paying for half of all the furniture, TV screen, etc. It allowed us to put everything in new, and we got 50 per cent of that cost back.”
Marketplace launched in 2016 by the former Tata Steel procurement officer.
Mr Parker, Business Growth Hub advisor, said: “We have worked with Jason since he set up and it's great to be able to help his growing business. The move to the new premises in Barton will make it much easier to engage with businesses on the South Bank.”