Fresh Business Services

Tier 1 Innovator Funding –
Funding for startup businesses

Tier 1 The best kept funding secret in the UK

The UK Government Home Office has introduced the Tier 1 Innovator Visa which allows experienced foreign entrepreneurs to either invest in a UK start-up business or start up their own business in the UK.

Tier 1 Innovator funding is aimed at start-up businesses who can show an aptitude for high growth and innovation

Up to £200,000 investment can be available from a Foreign Investor for start up businesses, in the form of an equity investment.

Tier 1 Innovator funding is not for every start up business. The new business must show that it can meet three key criteria’s:

Innovation – The business must show it displays real innovation and creates competitive advantage. Here the focus is on new methods, branding and perhaps most significantly new inventive products or services.

Viability – It will not be enough to simply be innovative; the business will need show that it has thought about an made plans to be viable. The business owners must show have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and market awareness to successfully run the business?

Scalability – Is there clear goals and evidence of structured planning and of potential for job creation and growth? Business plans will need to have clear goals to scale.

Access to funding and talent from highly skilled Investors

In addition to providing funding, investors are highly skilled individuals and can provide experience, knowledge, international connections and industry experience. All of which are needed to help a young start up business succeed.

Fresh Business Services was established in 2010 and we specialise in the UK Government backed Tier 1 Innovator scheme, by advising and supporting UK businesses looking to raise finance for growth.

Fresh Business Services – Working with UK Companies to access Foreign Investment

For more information call 01928 787603 or email

This is a UK Government Home Office managed programme and the investment requires Home Office approval