Cooper King Distillery
See how a 40% PAPI equipment grant allowed Cooper King Distillery to create their first new product - a dry gin.
Hear from NextGen Clothing how the PAPI project helped them increase productivity by 70% and develop new schoolwear products.
York Probe Sources
A case study showing how the PAPI project helped York Probe Sources to improve their testing and production of microscope components.
Hear from Labman Automation how a 40% PAPI grant helped them purchase a robot arm for their proof of concept systems.
Many companies have taken advantage of innovation funding to develop their business. Here's their story...
Self-Building an Independent Distillery – ‘The Freer Spirit’
An innovative spirits manufacturer based in the heart of Yorkshire who has benefited from a 40% equipment grant from the PAPI capital grants scheme.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Simply Breathe, a manufacturing business based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, design and make compressed air products. Find out how they used their 40% grant from PAPI to meet the demands of their growing business.
Taking a risk to turn idea into reality
Labman Automation Ltd is a custom laboratory automation company based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Read more about the grant they received from the PAPI project.
Innovation blog posts
Culture is the first place to start in innovation
“Culture can be a dirty word, but without the right behaviours and values, you can’t get change,” says Ian Graham, founder and innovation consultant of VIATIC consultancy in York.
Never shoot down an idea
Zetechtics is a great Yorkshire success story. The business is a global leader in producing innovative control systems for remote operated tooling for use deep under the ocean in the oil and gas sector.
Go back to Business basics to drive innovation
“You have got to embrace innovation,” says award-winning serial entrepreneur Jan Fletcher, OBE. “Innovation is the lifeblood of any successful business.”
Breaking into the major chains – adapting to fit customer needs
With the shrinking British summer, one Yorkshire ice cream maker needed an innovative solution to make sure it was fulfilling its potential and maximising production capacity rather than hibernating during the winter months.
"When you are generous and share, you get back ten times more than you give out"
Sophie Jewett’s approach to innovation is to share, collaborate and work with competitors.