Across Yorkshire and the North East there are a number of grants schemes available to businesses.

LEP Skills Service – Leeds City Region

Provide help in identifying the right training for your staff.  Grants of up to 50% are available for companies in the priority sectors (see link for more details).

LEP Grant – Leeds City Region

For asset purchases, up to 20% funding available to companies operating in the priority sectors who will create new, permanent jobs as a result of the grant.

North East Business Support Fund

Provides a grant of up to 35% (maximum value £2,800) for business improvement projects.  Available in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham. 

Businesses in UK SSI Steel works supply chain

Immediate grants for businesses to safeguard jobs, purchase assets or for business growth.  Grants of up to £140,000 available to companies affected throughout the UK.

Small Grant Scheme – Teesvalley

Grants of up to £25,000 available for most manufacturing and service companies to enable them to access professional expertise to overcome hurdles to growth.


Mary Taylor

Mary began working in insolvency for a national accountancy practice in Glasgow thirty years ago and worked in most divisions of the insolvency department.

She then moved to a smaller firm so she could advance her knowledge on a more hands on basis. She moved back to Leeds in 1987 and commenced working with a small firm of accountants and subsequently made partner.

She left in 1999 to set up her own practice, McCann Taylor.
McCann Taylor became involved with the consumer market both in England and Scotland.

Mary sold McCann Taylor in March 2007 and formed Walsh Taylor to concentrate on helping businesses experiencing financial difficulties.

Meg Heath

Meg has a background in supporting SMEs, including the raising of finance and advising on organisational change. She is a non-executive director of companies in the private and third sector, including Walsh Taylor.

Previously she was Deputy Fund Director of one of the largest CDFIs in the UK, and has experience of the social enterprise, charity and private sectors. Her experience of assisting companies to survive and thrive has been gained across a broad range of sectors and in companies of all sizes.

In addition to her work at Walsh Taylor she works for other private companies, including non-executive and trustee positions.

Emma Mifsud
Insolvency Practitioner

After graduating from Leeds University in 2005 with a BA Hons degree in Criminology, Emma worked for a regional law firm in both the property department and insolvency and banking department. Whilst doing so Emma gained a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University.

Emma then joined a national accountancy firm in 2009 gaining experience in personal insolvency before moving to a Leeds based firm. At this firm Emma specialised in bankruptcies, IVA’s and negotiating informal agreements with creditors. In 2013 Emma gained her CPI qualification.

Since joining the firm in December 2013, Emma has taken on a portfolio of personal and corporate insolvency cases to extend her knowledge and expertise in all areas of insolvency.

In December 2017 Emma become a licensed appointment taker under the Insolvency Practitioners Association, she is JIEB qualified.

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