In The Press

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

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

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

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

Business Finance Provider Reveals New Strategy to Support Region’s Growth

A finance organisation which has supported businesses across South Yorkshire and the North Midlands for more than 25 years has revealed a new strategy for growth today. Finance For Enterprise, previously known as Donbac, has invested in a fresh new brand and marketing strategy. The new look was revealed at a special launch event atRead more

Donbac and Female Entrepreneurs beat the national average!

Over 50% of all loans Donbac has made under the Government backed Start-Up loan scheme have been to female entrepreneurs.   Government figures show 35% of new businesses are created by female entrepreneurs Nationally 40% of the money invested in new companies under the Government Start-Up loan scheme has been to budding female entrepreneurs SheffieldRead more

Donbac is making more loans to businesses than ever before!

March 2013: At a time when Banks are reported to be making fewer loans, in spite of government’s “Funding for Lending” initiative, the South Yorkshire based organisation Donbac has provided over £1.5 million of loans to small businesses during 2012. The Bank of England reported that net lending by banks fell by £2.4bn in theRead more