Case Studies

Care provider brings jobs to Yorkshire with the help of local lender

A leading domiciliary care provider which aims to transform the way in which care services are delivered across the region is on course to bring 50 new jobs to East Yorkshire’s healthcare sector after successfully securing investment from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). A.R.U Recruitment LimitedRead more

Mover and shaker expands exercise offering after securing NPIF backing

An award-winning Sheffield business is taking leaps and bounds towards its mission to get kids moving in schools across the country, after securing funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and Finance For Enterprise, to develop a unique range of interactive dance and PE lessons. Imogen Buxton-Pickles secured a £50,000 investment to support the developmentRead more

Sheffield business smells the scent of success with craft coffee

A Sheffield based entrepreneur who has brought a vision of Vietnam to the city is celebrating his first year in business after securing financial and business support from two City Region initiatives designed to support new and existing entrepreneurs. Like many graduates, Jim Rose (24) decided to spend some time travelling after successfully completing hisRead more

Original Recipes targets wholesale growth after securing NPIF backing

A Derbyshire food specialist which produces a range of mouth-watering pates and terrines is aiming to treble its capacity after securing a £25,000 investment from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), in order to fulfil its growing order book. Father and son team Alistair and Will SutherlandRead more

Celebrating Curves

Jane Burbeay launched her exclusive bridal boutique, Celebrating Curves, with the help of a Start Up Loan. Established in Sheffield, in April 2016, Jane specialises in providing exquisite designer wedding gowns and accessories for ladies with a curvy figure, sizes 14-32. From her own personal experience of searching for the perfect wedding dress, as aRead more

Hi-Point Access Limited

Hi-Point Access Limited, located in Sheffield is a family run business that has been established since 1992. Director, Chris Blantern has got 33 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry and after the retirement of his brother, he is now supported by fellow Directors, his nephews, Simon and Matthew and his niece Carly. Hi-Point Access LimitedRead more

House of Louise

House of Louise

Sheffield based Kerry Louise Lynch (pictured on the left) took the plunge and opened her own wig boutique, House of Louise with the help of a £7,000 Start Up Loan. After overcoming obstacles at the start of her business, determination made Kerry Louise rethink her options on how she could highlight her skills to benefit herRead more

Weekend Menswear

George Ward started his high-end designer menswear business, Weekend Menswear, with the help of a Start Up Loan.   Launching in their hometown Chesterfield, George, and his brother Joe have always had a passion for business with over 10 years combined experience in retail. Through their hard work, dedication and contacts, Weekend Menswear is theRead more

Little Poppets Childrenswear

Established in April 2015, by Michelle Barnes, Little Poppets Childrenswear offers high-quality organic baby and childrenswear including brands such as Frugi, Kite, Mayoral, Lily + Sid to name a few. Previously located at The Pot House, Silkstone, an opportunity arose to relocate to the new Fox Valley Retail Park at Stocksbridge. Opening in a boutiqueRead more