Motorway at night


Funding News – October

This is an update on funding news that could be relevant to you.

UK Export Finance’s has announced the UK’s first green transition loan to engineering and consultancy firm Wood Plc. This loan will develop green jobs across the UK and enhance its clean growth exports.

It’ll also allow Wood to grow its business by investing in future low carbon growth areas, providing critical working capital for clean growth projects around the world and providing funds for research and development in clean growth sectors.

UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working along-side the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations. Find out more here, and a sustainable lending form can be found here.

It’s also been announced that there’s more support to help people to become HGV drivers to help tackle the skills shortages. The Department for Education is investing up to £10 million to train up to 3,000 more people to become HGV drivers. The free, short, intensive courses will train drivers to be road ready and gain a category C or C&E licence. More information can be found here.