Bentley secures £3m grant from regional growth fund

Bentley has received confirmation of a conditional grant allocation of £3m from the Department for Business Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

This is the second time this year that Bentley has been successful with the government’s RGF, having received £1.68m in the first round to create additional manufacturing jobs and training.

The grant funding will help support the development of a power-train application that will enable Bentley to exploit new export markets.

It will safeguard more than 200 jobs and also create a small number of additional positions within the company’s 900-strong engineering department.