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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

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 efficiency whilstRead 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

Finance For Enterprise pledges to continue PIF legacy

Partnership Investment Finance (PIF) has granted almost £700,000 of its legacy funds to alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise. The capital is to be used to provide loans to SME businesses based within the Humber area. As part of the agreement, Finance For Enterprise has pledged to match-fund the investments made to recipient businesses, thereforeRead more

Stair lift specialist reaches new level of growth

A Yorkshire-based stairlift manufacturer, which specialises in producing bespoke designs for curved or complicated staircases, is targeting significant growth after securing £100,000 in loan funding from Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Bespoke Stairlifts will use the loan funding to create four senior roles in the business, as well as enablingRead more

A day in the life of an apprentice

Kashif Sadiq joined Finance For Enterprise in April 2021. Since that time he’s been busy getting to grips with his new role as a business administration apprentice. But what does it take to be an apprentice and what does a typical day look like? As part of his work towards his apprentice qualification, Kash wasRead more