Case Studies

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

Park Community Arena Limited

Park Community Arena Limited

Park Community Arena Limited was set up to develop a new £3.5 million multi-purpose arena (architects Bond Bryan, Sheffield) to be located within the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in Sheffield. As well as providing the community with affordable, quality and flexible indoor facilities for a broad range of sporting, leisure, business and education facilities itRead more

Watts For Tea

Peter and Michelle had a vision; a tea room that would be warm and welcoming. Providing a hub for the residents of Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire, and neighbouring villages, selling fresh local produce.   With their experience as  food business managers and success of managing kitchens, restaurants, and bars throughout the UK, they set their plans in motion. TheyRead more

Little Lulu’s

Little Lulu’s, Designed by Catriona Alfaham, is an eco-friendly brand of luxury leather baby shoes. Handmade by a master craftsman in Italy in the finest soft Italian nappa (lamb/kid skin). The ‘pram shoes’ or ‘pre-walkers’ are aimed at babies aged up to 18 months. With a love of shoes, Catriona knew from an early age sheRead more

100th Start Up Loan – Firehouse Fitness

Finance For Enterprise’s 100th Start Up Loan client, Firehouse Fitness, was established by Robert McGuigan and Dennis Roebuck; both serving firefighters for South Yorkshire Fire Service. Starting from a local rugby field and with limited equipment, the first Firehouse Fitness session received a great response. Increasing popularity on a week to week basis, Robert andRead more

Be X Fitness

Be X Fitness is operated by Kevin Yates and Daniel Summerson. They ran a gym business in Cudworth, Barnsley and identified additional premises to expand and further grow the business on Penistone Road, close to the centre of Sheffield. They each have 15 years experience of working in the fitness industry and devised a business planRead more