James Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, visited Dragonmobility last week at the invitation of one of his constituents, Ken Dickson, the Managing Director of Axiom-e and part-time Finance Director of Dragonmobility.
Jim Paice MP supports Dragonmobility Ltd, a pioneering Cambridge social enterprise
Jim Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire where Axiom-e is based, saw for himself the pioneering work being done by Dragonmobility Ltd, a remarkable social enterprise, from a small industrial unit in Cambridge.
Dragonmobility is a world-leader in the design, manufacture and supply of customised, high-technology powered wheelchairs for severely disabled users who want, and can benefit from, enhanced independent mobility.
The MP went to visit after successfully intervening to get Dragonmobility considered for Government funding following an approach by Ken Dickson, Axiom-e's Managing Director and Dragonmobility's Finance Director.
Ken explained that "Having had difficulty accessing normal commercial funding in the current economic climate, we were delighted that, after Jim's intervention, we were encouraged to apply for funding from a Government department."
Jim commented "Visiting Dragonmobility was fascinating! It is abundantly clear that they're doing sterling work for disabled people in Cambridgeshire and beyond and as such I wish them every continued success in the future."
Over the past few years Axiom-e has helped its clients secure a variety of funding ranging from £20,000 of asset-backed finance to £4m of venture capital. They have also secured several R&D tax credits totalling more than £100,000 in the past year. Increasingly, Axiom-e are being asked to support charities and social enterprises as well as their traditional manufacturing and service-based clients.
Founded by Ken Dickson, an internationally experienced finance director, who now acts as 'The Financial Doctor', Axiom-e is an independent strategic financial management consultancy which provides business advice focussed on strategic, financial, accounting, administrative and general management issues. Our portfolio of clients has included commercial organisations, social enterprises and charities.