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Unsung hero given chance to shine at prestigious national awards

A ‘hidden gem’ who has been nominated in helping more than 400 small businesses throughout South Yorkshire access financial support is finally being given a chance to enjoy a spot in the limelight, after being shortlisted for a prestigious National Enterprise Award. Leanne Pilkington (31), who works as Finance Manager at Doncaster-based Finance For EnterpriseRead more

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund surpasses £1m loaned across region

Two Yorkshire-based lenders have loaned more than £1m across the region using their combined status as fund managers for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) and Finance For Enterprise (FFE) secured the tender for providing Microfinance in March 2017 and have since received a total of 121 online applications, demonstratingRead more

Arthur Foreman recognised as Responsible Finance Leader

Finance For Enterprise are thrilled to announce that Managing Director, Arthur Foreman, has been awarded Responsible Finance Leader at the prestigious 2016/17 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) held in Cardiff. The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), delivered in partnership by Responsible Finance and Citi Foundation, champion the thriving small businesses of Britain and home-grown entrepreneurs, as wellRead more

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Following on from the successful launch of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) by British Business Bank – We are delighted to announce that Finance For Enterprise (FFE) working in partnership with Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), have been announced as the Fund Managers of the Microfinance Fund in Yorkshire and the Tees Valley area. TheRead more

£7.8 million lent in the last financial year

Demand continues to be on the up throughout the region with the highest achievement to date of over £7.8 million lent to support new start, early stage and established businesses in the last financial year. The loans, all to businesses in South Yorkshire, Midlands and Lincolnshire ranged from £3,000 to £150,000. A total of 264Read more

FFE ends the year with a record-breaking month

The year is ending on a high for Finance For Enterprise with a record-breaking month which has seen more than £1million lent to 25 new and established businesses in the region. Fund Manager, Andrew Austwick said: “We are delighted to be ending 2016 so strongly. Not only is this positive news for FFE, it alsoRead more

Terry Woodhouse Wins Spotlight Award

Terry Woodhouse spotlight award

Finance For Enterprise are thrilled to announce that Investment Manager Terry Woodhouse has been awarded the Spotlight Award at the 2016 Start Up Loans Conference held in London. The 2016 Start Up Loans Spotlight Award recognises a member of staff within an organisation with the most contribution, commitment, teamwork and creativity. Andrew Austwick, Fund MangerRead more

National Enterprise Network Award Winners!

Finance For Enterprise are delighted to be announced as the winners of the Enterprise Communicator of the Year award at the National Enterprise Network Awards held in London on Friday 18th November 2016. The Enterprise Communicator of the Year award is nominated by NEN for their outstanding communications with both the Network and beyond; highlightingRead more

£1 million Start Up Loans agreed this financial year

Finance for Enterprise - Start Up Loans Delivery Partner

Since the start of the financial year, Finance For Enterprise has agreed Start Up Loans in excess of £1 million to new businesses in the Sheffield City Region and surroundings areas. Andrew Austwick, Fund Manager at FFE, said “The Start Up Loans Company is instrumental in helping start-up and early stage businesses access finance whereRead more

Two Apprentices join FFE

Finance For Enterprise is pleased to welcome two Apprentices to join their expanding team. Alisha Commons, 18, and Rebekah Wickham, 16, join the team on a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration. Both will study and develop their skills to support the FFE team with administration, marketing, and social media. Paula Foreman, Operations ManagerRead more