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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

Tim Daniels Wins Award

Tim Daniels, Investment Manager at Finance For Enterprise beats off stiff competition to win Outstanding Loan Officer Award at the 2016 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, partnered with Responsible Finance, held in Manchester. Andrew Austwick, Fund Manager commented “Tim has been put forward for this award as he has been a consistent top performer since starting atRead more

30 years of business support

Finance For Enterprise has been supporting the start-up and growth of SMEs since 1985, as one of the first enterprise agencies and business loan funds in the region, initially operating as Donbac. To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we hosted a summer afternoon of racing at Doncaster Racecourse to thank key partners and intermediaries who haveRead more

New Appointments

We are pleased to welcome two new Investment Managers to Finance For Enterprise. David Lee and Ian Howson have recently joined the team and will be working with businesses in Sheffield, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. David joins with 25 years experience at Co-operative Bank, predominantly specialising in Commercial and Corporate Banking, and having workedRead more

Enterprise Loan maximum increased to £150,000

Following an increasing demand for higher value loans, FFE Enterprise Loans can now be accessed up to a maximum value of £150,000: the previous maximum was £100,000. “This additional funding provides an opportunity for Finance For Enterprise to further invest in businesses which are ambitious or looking to expand and develop. Our funding supports businessRead more

Almost £2 Million lent in Quarter 1

A record breaking start to 2015 with over £1.7 million lent to businesses across South Yorkshire and the North Midlands in the first quarter of 2015, following the £5 million previously lent during 2014. These are loans made to businesses which have found it difficult, or in most cases impossible, to access vital funding fromRead more

Doncaster based renewable energy firm finalist for Microentrepreneur of the Year Award

Derrick Wilkinson’s renewable technology installation business, GR33N Limited, has been announced as a finalist for this year’s UK Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards. The national awards scheme celebrates innovative and growing businesses that have taken off with the help of alternative finance from community lenders (known as CDFIs). Based in Doncaster, Derrick has grown the firm fromRead more