Grants for equipment to enable innovation in small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Mark Gunthorpe

PAPI project lead

Mark is an experienced project and programme manager who has worked in both the public and the private sector. This experience covers all aspects of the management of most of the large regeneration funding sources (e.g. ERDF, RGF, ESF) including policy, strategy and bid development.

He particularly specialises in the development and management of grants and other support schemes that aim to help SMEs develop their business. This includes initiating and developing PAPI, which has a particular focus on increasing innovation amongst SMEs. Previous innovation related grant schemes have supported companies in the bioeconomy and the environmental sector.