Property agents are 50th to get Growing Corby grant

Marcus Learoyd, Richard Potter, of Potter Learoyd, with Peter Rugyeni, of Growing Corby
Marcus Learoyd, Richard Potter, of Potter Learoyd, with Peter Rugyeni, of Growing Corby

A firm of commercial property agents is the 50th to receive a grant from the Growing Corby initiative.

Potter Learoyd has received a grant worth £2,500 and plans to use it to target Corby’s 700 commercial property occupiers in a bid to expand the business.

The firm was set up by Marcus Learoyd and Richard Potter two-and-a-half years ago and thinks it has reached 20 per cent of the commercial property market in the town.

It hopes to have reached 100 per cent by the end of 2015.

Marcus Learoyd said: “It’s very forward thinking of Growing Corby to make this type of business support available. Everyone in business can do with a helping hand and we are very grateful to Growing Corby for awarding us this grant.

“As a small business we are short on time so to receive funding to enable us to outsource key elements of a business growth strategy is fundamentally important.

“Any form of help that’s available is well received and l would encourage other businesses in Corby to take up some of the services on offer.”

Now six months in to its 14-month initiative, Growing Corby has awarded grants worth £125,000 to Corby businesses, with town firms also responding well to the programme’s other areas of support, which includes free market research, paid internships and creativity coaching.

To find out more about Growing Corby’s market research offering, or its grant programme and other free business support services, visit www.growingcorby.co.uk.