Karim Budabuss CEng

Director - Grant Advisory

Expertise & specialisms

  • Innovation funding
  • Decarbonisation grants
  • Major capital projects

Karim specialises in securing funding for innovative technical solutions which help to achieve business objectives while aligning with priorities for government grant provision.

Having previously led decarbonisation grant advisory for a Big Four firm in the UK, Karim joined ForrestBrown in 2023. His in-depth knowledge of grants provides further support for the innovative businesses we work with, enabling them to explore a wide range of funding opportunities.

Karim is a chartered engineer and gained more than five years’ experience as an engineering consultant and project manager for major infrastructure clients before specialising in innovation incentives. He has subsequently helped companies access millions of pounds from grant funding bodies such as Innovate UK, BEIS and Scottish Enterprise in sectors including aerospace, energy and manufacturing.

Through this combination of technical and finance expertise, Karim is well placed to advise businesses on their eligibility for grants and the most appropriate projects for which to seek funding support.

At ForrestBrown, Karim is able to take an agile approach to support SMEs in identifying and securing more innovation grant opportunities, while also helping large industrial firms to decarbonise and innovate, contributing to meeting some of our biggest societal challenges in the process.