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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

Finance For Enterprise accredited under Recovery Loan Scheme

Alternative business lending specialist Finance For Enterprise is set to help more businesses recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic after being accredited as a delivery partner for the Government-backed Recovery Loan Scheme. Launched by the British Business Bank in April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses asRead more

Driven entrepreneur shifts gear with Finance For Enterprise support

A Barnsley-based car body shop which was founded by an aspiring female rally driver has seen business demand speed up dramatically since opening its garage doors last July after receiving a financial boost from alternative lending provider Finance for Enterprise. Taylor’s Bodyshop called on support from Finance For Enterprise to help the business meet theRead more

Early Christmas treat for Hull bakery

  Christmas has come early for a Hull bakery which produces over a million festive cakes and puddings each year after calling on help from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance and Finance For Enterprise to secure the vital funds needed to expand its operations to new premises and double its workforce. The £150,000 loanRead more

A day in the life of an apprentice

Christian Elvidge

Christian Elvidge joined Finance For Enterprise as a business administration apprentice in April 2021. Now six weeks into his apprentice journey, Christian was asked by his course tutor to share a typical day at work as part of his coursework. We were so impressed with his efforts that we decided to share them here! 8:50Read more

Tim Daniels surpasses £20 million lending milestone

A dedicated Investment Manager who has been helping businesses across the region to overcome barriers to growth for nearly a decade has single-handedly delivered more than £20 million of loan funding, with nearly half of that amount being achieved during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tim Daniels joined Doncaster-based alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise in 2012.Read more

Packaging specialist enjoys record year of growth after securing Finance For Enterprise & NPIF CBILS backed loans

Humber-based packaging specialist, which has been helping retailers take advantage of the boom in online sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, has secured a £110,000 loan, jointly funded by alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and backed by CBILS. Hull Boxes & Packaging, which specialises in supplying bespoke corrugatedRead more

Meet the team: John Barnes

Investment Manager John Barnes joined the Finance For Enterprise team in 2020 after a long career in the finance sector. John is now hard at work helping business owners and new entrepreneurs to navigate their way through the Covid-19 pandemic. What is your role at Finance For Enterprise? My role as an Investment Manager involvesRead more