AGENDA NEWS South Yorkshire physiotherapy service to help tackle loneliness in the community A mobile physiotherapy clinic that specialises in home visits and regular group sessions for the over 65s is on track for further expansion thanks to demand from clients impacted by mobility and injury issues that have worsened as a result of the pandemic. Based in Whiston, Rotherham, Village Physio was founded by husbandand-wife entrepreneurs Animesh Sundas (chartered physiotherapist) and Samantha Logan (business director), pictured below. Three months after its launch, they are looking to expand their services to offer baby yoga to bring together different age groups across the community. To facilitate the expansion Samantha and Animesh received funding from UKSE - a business that invests in steel areas across the UK – which was used to invest in a professional website, logo, uniforms, and more. UKSE also provides loan and equity finance of up to £1m to existing companies which are growing, particularly those creating jobs – for further information please contact the team on 0800 915 1188.
SIX-FIGURE INVESTMENT ENABLES NEW ERA OF PRODUCT DESIGN
BIILD TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT: TIM STERN, AARON SEAGER, DAVID PASS, BEN WILKINSON, JOHN GREENWOOD
Thanks to a previous six-figure investment, Sheffield’s AME Group has launched its new product development brand, biild, with vital insight into consumer behaviour, as new data reveals a different approach to product design is needed with 3 in 4 UK adults preferring longlasting products. New product development consultancy, biild, questioned UK adults about their understanding and interest in
purpose-led products, which was defined in the survey as a product with a core mission of solving a wider problem, meeting a need in society, or addressing the planet’s energy and climate crisis. The survey explored which product features were most relevant to consumers across the UK and what prices people would be willing to pay, and discovered: ● 3 in 4 adults want longlasting and easily repairable products.
74per cent of adults are willing to pay 10.6 per cent above the average price for purpose-led products. ● 32 per cent of consumers trust small brands to keep their purpose and sustainable promises compared to big brands. Find out more about the product development consultancy, biild, on their new website: www.biild.co.uk See data from the survey here: https://tinyurl. com/52v98dhu ●
ROTHERHAM BUSINESS SHOWCASE AIMS TO HELP SMES ACROSS SOUTH YORKSHIRE A group of six experienced SME business owners and advisors have come together to host The Rotherham Business Showcase event, a one-stop shop for moving the local business community forward in 2022. The event was held at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham on the March 31, intended to be both informative and supportive to inspire business owners to unlock their barriers to growth, whilst offering the
opportunity to network and exhibit with other like-minded local talented professionals. In a season of continuing uncertainty for business owners, the event aimed to answer questions related to new employment legislation, recruitment, HR, health & safety, business growth/ planning, IT, and marketing. All ticket sale proceeds will go to the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) with Special Guest and CALM
representative Mike McCarthy on hand to facilitate the day. Mike said: “There are incredible businesses doing truly amazing work across South Yorkshire. I’ve seen first-hand just how, with the right support and encouragement, business owners can prosper. When that happens, the whole region benefits as companies grow, create new jobs and contribute towards building a stronger local and regional economy.”