business

Q&A with Finance For Enterprise’s “Shining Star”

  In May we shared the news that our amazing apprentice, Rebekah Wickham, had been shortlisted for the North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards and was recently named as Lifeskills Learner of the Month. We are thrilled to announce that during a glittering awards ceremony, held within Sheffield’s iconic Showroom Cinema, Rebekah received aRead more

Spa Therapist faces glowing future after securing Start Up investment

An award-winning massage therapist has plucked up the courage to launch her dream spa, after securing a lifeline Start Up loan from alternative funding provider Finance For Enterprise. Lindsey Jones (29) from Ravenfield, Rotherham secured a Start Up loan to give her former mobile massage business a permanent hope, enabling her to grow the business,Read more

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

A short guide to the minimum wage changes for SMEs

Managing money is never far from the minds of small business owners, especially when it comes to managing staff wages. In recent years, the Government has introduced a number of new measures which have a direct impact upon employing staff, and even though some of the measures have been around for some time, there isRead more

‘Shining Star’ shortlisted for regional apprenticeship award

An apprentice described as a ‘shining star’ by her employers has been shortlisted for a prestigious award which celebrates the important contribution apprentices make to local businesses across the North Midlands and South Yorkshire. Rebekah Wickham (18), who is a Business Administration Apprentice at Doncaster-based alternative funding provider Finance For Enterprise, has been shortlisted forRead 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