As a guide, the programme is open to most Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that meet the following criteria, though a full eligibility check will be completed when you register your interest with BEE.
If you have any questions about how these criteria apply to your business, you can call our team of advisors on 01473 350 370.
PLEASE NOTE: The criteria apply to your business and any ‘linked’ businesses that you own or that have a controlling interest in your business.
Your organisation must be regarded as an ‘Enterprise’ which can be defined as, ‘any entity engaged in an economic activity, irrespective of its legal form’. It is therefore the economic activity that is the determining factor, not the legal form. An Enterprise might be:
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Community Interest Company (CIC)
Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
Industrial and Provident Society (I&P or IPS)
Your business must have an annual turnover less than €50million OR an annual balance sheet less than €43million
- Mid Suffolk
- Suffolk Coastal
- Kings Lynn & West Norfolk
- Forest Heath
- St Edmundsbury
- North Norfolk
- Great Yarmouth
- South Norfolk
Your business must have received less than €200,000 of de minimis state aid over the last three fiscal years. Our team can help you to understand if this applies to you.
Fisheries and aquaculture
Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
Statutory services; education, healthcare, etc.
Banking, insurance and other financial services