The BPI France – France’s Public Investment Bank – has compiled a list of approved experts in each sector in France to help entrepreneurs start up or grow a small or medium sized business. We have just been listed as an approved expert in design, specialising in gastronomy, the hotel and F&B business! This new status will help small and medium sized businesses get in touch with experts in their specialist fields. The new scheme also includes a financial aid package for conducting a “Design Diagnosis” so that businesses can approach design experts for help to identify their requirements (methodology and associated costs). The package covers the cost of around 3 days consultancy work. This scheme was set up to encourage entrepreneurs to approach and use the services of design agencies as the BPI clearly sees the value we can provide on a daily basis. Naturally, we are more than happy to oblige!