Capture Energy Ltd
A renewable energy company which has used Objective One backed finance from South West Investment Group (SWIG) for rapid expansion is going from strength to strength.
Capture Energy designs, supplies and installs renewable energy technologies in homes and businesses. The company was set up by Nathan Billings, one of the first renewable energy graduates from the University of Exeter Camborne School of Mines, based at the Combined Universities in Cornwall Tremough Campus.
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Modern and Classic Boatbuilding
Turnover has tripled in just two years at a Cornish boat building
firm. Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding, of Ponsharden,
Falmouth, has also expanded to 11 employees, including three
new boatbuilding apprentices. Cockwells are renowned specialists
in the bespoke construction and restoration of wooden yachts,
both power and sail. They use time-honoured skills and craftsmanship
in tandem with modern techniques to fulfil their customers’
The expansion has been supported by Objective One investment
via both Business Link Devon and Cornwall and Cornwall Marine
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Two former art students who are experts at a form of skateboarding,
known as sliding, have been expanding their online business
thanks to several strands of Objective One support.
Chris Humphris and Alex Brinnen graduated from University
College Falmouth in 2004. In between studying they had spent
a lot of their time sliding – a skateboarding technique
that involves spectacular slides and turns. With the help
of Objective One investment via SWIG (South West Investment
Group), which offers interest free loans to eligible businesses,
they launched their own business - Faltown Skateboards –
specialising in equipment for this market.
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St Austell-based Leap Media has received Objective One support via three different projects - initially via Cornwall Pure Business (which supports businesses relocating to Cornwall) and actnow (broadband) and latterly via the Unlocking Cornish Potential scheme when Claire England started her placement with Leap Media in early 2007.
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