AmbiSpace secures £50k enterprise funding from FFE

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Sensory room design and installation specialists, AmbiSpace, have secured £50,000 in funding from Doncaster-based Finance For Enterprise (FFE) to support their business growth.

Founded in 2016 by Kevin Wheatley, AmbiSpace leads the way in the design and manufacture of inclusive sensory solutions for individuals with special educational needs, learning difficulties, disabilities, and neurodiversity. The company has received prestigious awards for its innovative sensory technology and products that enhance accessibility in public spaces.

In November 2021, AmbiSpace expanded its production capabilities by adding fibre optic lighting manufacturing. This addition enables the company to produce fibre optic carpets, strands, and light guides for sensory, aviation, medical, commercial, and industrial clients both in the UK and internationally. To accommodate this increased production, AmbiSpace needed new premises to support further growth.

Finance For Enterprise, which previously assisted AmbiSpace with a Start Up Loan in 2016, was approached again to help cover the costs of relocating and setting up the necessary machinery and equipment for expanded fibre optic lighting production.

The move to new premises will also create six new jobs, contributing to the local economy.

Tim Daniels, Senior Business Lending Manager at Finance For Enterprise, said, “Having supported Kevin with previous funding requirements, it was my pleasure to help AmbiSpace secure new funding. The business operates in a highly specialised sector with increasing demand and investment as the need to support people with SEN grows.”

Kevin Wheatley, Managing Director at AmbiSpace, commented, “For over 20 years, the people at AmbiSpace have crafted customised sensory experiences that make environments more accessible and engaging for the individuals we assist. We are grateful for the support from Tim and the Finance For Enterprise team in helping us achieve our goals.”

Headquartered in Doncaster, Finance For Enterprise, supported by a team of experienced Business Lending Managers across the UK, provides tailored business loans of up to £250,000. This not-for-profit organization helps small and medium-sized businesses overcome barriers to growth and acts as a delivery partner for the Government-backed Recovery Loan Scheme and the Community Investment Enterprise Fund (CIEF II).