IVC Brunel Healthcare started trading in 2002, and is now the UK market leader in food supplements.

It markets to Europe, the Middle East and Australia through trade fairs and a network of export agents.

Where proprietary brands dominate the market IVC Brunel develops a small number of relationships with brand owners, offering contract manufacturing.

For markets led by private labels, IVC Brunel approaches the largest retail chains to supply their product ranges.

Overseas sales have grown by 61 per cent over the three year application period and the proportion of sales exported has increased to 21 per cent of total sales.

The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding short term growth.

Learn more about IVC Brunel Healthcare, Swadlincote here.


The IN Enterprise Hub launched a ‘Crowdfunder’ to raise ‘£15,000’ to continue to run a weekly Get IN Work Club for people living in Swadlincote and the surrounding areas.

The IN Enterprise Hub is a not-for-profit organisation based in Swadlincote. We opened our doors in September 2020 to help individuals and businesses to learn, develop and grow!

Since October 2020 we have been changing lives through our weekly Get IN Work Club, by supporting people facing barriers to work into fulfilling opportunities within the local community. 

The Get IN Work Club has provided employability, social and emotional wellbeing support, alongside coaching and mentoring. We have transitioned 30 individuals into work, training, education and volunteering over the past six months. 

Maggie’s Story

Six weeks ago Maggie (40) came to the IN Enterprise Hub believing she would not be able to work again. She was suffering with chronic migraines and struggling to see a future for herself. With the support of the Get IN Work Club, she has since developed her confidence and skills through well-being sessions and volunteering.

Maggie had been working throughout her life, until she was faced with difficult life events. This had a major impact upon her mental health and she was unable to continue working. Maggie and her partner decided to move to Swadlincote and start a fresh, but she found it difficult to start a new life.

Learning about the IN Enterprise Hub, Maggie plucked up the courage and came along to the Get IN Work Club. Here, she was supported by Nicola and Claire from Claire Reeve’s Counselling and Coaching (IN Enterprise Hub Connect Partner) to build her confidence, help reduce stress and anxieties and apply for volunteering opportunities. She also agreed to talk to others and share her story at the Get IN Work Club, reflecting on the experience, Maggie said: “I’m glad I came to the IN Enterprise Hub. I feel more like me again and that I now have a purpose in life.”

Maggie is now regularly volunteering for a local charity and at the IN Enterprise Hub, to continue to build up her confidence and develop new skills that will help her secure employment. She is hopeful that the IN Enterprise Hub will secure funds to help others to achieve their potential too.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have seen an increase in demand for our wellbeing sessions through the Get IN Work Club and to enable us to continue to work with vulnerable people in need during this time, providing employment and wellbeing support we need your support.

We are asking businesses through their corporate social responsibility and members of our local community to help us raise £15,000, this will enable us to continue to provide a Get IN Work Club, where individuals like Maggie can access the right advice and support and fulfil their potential!

To make a donation visit IN Enterprise Hub – a Community crowdfunding project in Swadlincote by IN Enterprise Hub (crowdfunder.co.uk) Local businesses who donate can also access rewards!


The Recovery Loan Scheme, a new scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the pandemic, opens to applications from today. The scheme, announced at the Budget on 3 March 2021, is scheduled to run until 31 December 2021, subject to review.

The new scheme will support borrowing of up to £10m for individual businesses and up to £30m across a group, and, once received, the funds can be used for any legitimate business purpose, including managing cashflow, growth and investment. It is designed to appeal to businesses that can afford to take out additional finance for these purposes.

The British Business Bank, which will administer the scheme on behalf of the Government, played an important role during the pandemic, by administering the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). The new Recovery Loan Scheme will continue to support smaller businesses as they steer a path towards a sustainable recovery.

For more details about how to apply visit the British Business Bank website.