Eqco has recently been fortunate enough to be approved as a beneficiary of a LEADER grant. This was part of a programme whereby the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) contributes funds to the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
It's a great scheme through which rural businesses can apply for financial assistance in a grant format for capital investment.
For me, this has taken the form of a number of new sewing machines, a fancy new cutting table, machines to help with vinyl personalisation and a new website (which is still in the works - watch this space). The aim of the project was to help expand the product range so that Eqco can continue to grow.