Posts By: Leanne Pilkington

Experienced lending manager weighs in at Finance For Enterprise

Finance For Enterprise has welcomed experienced business lending manager Gurinder Mandir. Former banker Gurinder will be responsible for helping SME businesses across the UK to access a range of different lending packages to help them plan for future growth, but who are typically unable to secure financial support from traditional high street lenders. Gurinder joinsRead more

Finance For Enterprise funding helps friends nail entrepreneurial aspirations

Two friends who dreamed of launching their own business have transformed an empty unit in Immingham’s Kennedy Way Shopping Centre into a haven for DIY enthusiasts after securing help from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise. Sales expert Richard Chapman and experienced locksmith Mike Skinn have worked alongside each other for more than 12 years

NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance reach £10 million lending milestone

NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance, managed by the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) and Finance For Enterprise (FFE) and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) have successfully provided over £10 million of loans to help businesses in the region overcome barriers to growth. Appointed in 2017 to deliver NPIF – Microfinance loans toRead more

Doncaster fitness entrepreneur hits the right gear

A self-confessed fitness fanatic has transformed a former warehouse unit into a unique fitness event studio, which transforms a trip to the gym into being part of an interactive event in a bid to help people across to Doncaster to shape up and shed their lockdown pounds. Complete with its own dance floor and disco

NPIF & Finance For Enterprise funding fuels growth for Grimsby engineering specialist

A Grimsby-based manufacturing company, looks to create eight new jobs and target multi-million-pound growth after securing a loan from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Operating from Grimsby’s Enterprise Village, Smartflow Couplings now specialises in manufacturing innovative hose couplings which are used to improve both safety and efficiencyRead more

New funding released by Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to help local SMEs

Businesses across Yorkshire and the Humber, and Tees Valley are set to benefit from an additional £5m of funding from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (“NPIF”). Responsible finance providers Finance For Enterprise (“FFE”) & Business Enterprise Fund (“BEF”) were appointed in 2017 to manage NPIFRead more

Meet the team: Dave Topliss

Meet the team: Dave Topliss A familiar face amongst North East Lincolnshire’s business community, Dave Topliss joined Finance For Enterprise’s Grimsby team earlier this year.  After spending more than 16 years working in business banking, Dave is now using his knowledge and expertise to help SMEs in the region to access the funds needed toRead more