Case Studies

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

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

Celebrating Curves

Jane Burbeay launched her exclusive bridal boutique, Celebrating Curves, with the help of a Start Up Loan. Established in Sheffield, in April 2016, Jane specialises in providing exquisite designer wedding gowns and accessories for ladies with a curvy figure, sizes 14-32. From her own personal experience of searching for the perfect wedding dress, as aRead more

Hi-Point Access Limited

Hi-Point Access Limited, located in Sheffield is a family run business that has been established since 1992. Director, Chris Blantern has got 33 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry and after the retirement of his brother, he is now supported by fellow Directors, his nephews, Simon and Matthew and his niece Carly. Hi-Point Access LimitedRead more

House of Louise

Sheffield based Kerry Louise Lynch took the plunge and opened her own wig boutique, House of Louise with the help of a £7,000 Start Up Loan. After overcoming obstacles at the start of her business, determination made Kerry Louise rethink her options on how she could highlight her skills to benefit her clients. With over 15Read more

Park Community Arena Limited

Park Community Arena Limited

Park Community Arena Limited was set up to develop a new £3.5 million multi-purpose arena (architects Bond Bryan, Sheffield) to be located within the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in Sheffield. As well as providing the community with affordable, quality and flexible indoor facilities for a broad range of sporting, leisure, business and education facilities itRead more

Watts For Tea

Peter and Michelle had a vision; a tea room that would be warm and welcoming. Providing a hub for the residents of Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire, and neighbouring villages, selling fresh local produce.   With their experience as  food business managers and success of managing kitchens, restaurants, and bars throughout the UK, they set their plans in motion. TheyRead more

Little Lulu’s

Little Lulu’s, Designed by Catriona Alfaham, is an eco-friendly brand of luxury leather baby shoes. Handmade by a master craftsman in Italy in the finest soft Italian nappa (lamb/kid skin). The ‘pram shoes’ or ‘pre-walkers’ are aimed at babies aged up to 18 months. With a love of shoes, Catriona knew from an early age sheRead more

100th Start Up Loan – Firehouse Fitness

Finance For Enterprise’s 100th Start Up Loan client, Firehouse Fitness, was established by Robert McGuigan and Dennis Roebuck; both serving firefighters for South Yorkshire Fire Service. Starting from a local rugby field and with limited equipment, the first Firehouse Fitness session received a great response. Increasing popularity on a week to week basis, Robert andRead more