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An expert in grants, Gary is a highly experienced executive director with a track record of successfully securing investment for his own businesses and supporting others to do the same. If you are looking to work with someone who will help to get your project plans and business information in shape - and support you to make your grant application shine - then why not get in touch and see how Gary can help?

Gary combines his practical experience as a former Managing Director with his in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed in securing grant funding. He turned around the fortunes of his last company within three years from a loss-making position to a profitable one, securing three rounds of investments which enabled seven-figure growth, before selling it in 2020. 

His experience spans finances and operations, people management, business development, supplier management and digitalisation.

Gary Lynch

Business Funding Adviser

As an entrepreneur in his own right, James Miller knows first-hand the challenges that can be faced when setting up a business and can call on his experience when advising other business owners and SMEs. Find out more about how James can help you. 

With 15 years' experience in setting up and running digitally-enabled businesses, James is well-equipped to support companies wherever they are on their journey. 
As someone who has always loved technology, from tinkering with computers to learning to code and designing websites, he has an inherent ability to understand how technology works and is enthusiastic about helping others make it work too. 
James also knows that each business has its own unique requirements from a technology perspective and will work to help them understand their needs and advise on the best solutions.
Armed with extensive knowledge of leading-edge software applications such as Google Suite, WordPress, Trello, Canva, Slack, Figma, Hubspot, Google Analytics, Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams, James will take the hard work out of digital transformation for your business. 

Speak to James for advice on:
•	Business Startup
•	Business Planning
•	Finding New Customers
•	Retaining Customers and Selling more
•	Sourcing Finance & Funding
•	Hardware and Software
•	Business Productivity Tools
•	Cyber Security

James Miller

Digital Business Adviser


Wherever you are on your business journey, UMi makes it easier for you and your business to do more and go further.

Since 2007, we have worked with more than 500,000 businesses from across the UK to take the hard work out of finding and using the best information, expertise and finance.

Providing businesses with more than £288m in grants and loans, leveraging £650m in private investment, creating or safeguarding 30,000 jobs, facilitating contract wins worth £100m and hosting more than 1,000 events and campaigns.

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