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‘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

Prestigious award win for ‘Unsung Hero’

A long-standing member of staff at a South Yorkshire based alternative funding provider has been awarded the title of Unsung Hero of the Year after winning a prestigious award at the National Enterprise Network awards. Leanne Pilkington (31), a Finance Manager at Doncaster based Finance For Enterprise, added another trophy to the alternative funding provider’sRead more

Unsung hero given chance to shine at prestigious national awards

A ‘hidden gem’ who has been nominated in helping more than 400 small businesses throughout South Yorkshire access financial support is finally being given a chance to enjoy a spot in the limelight, after being shortlisted for a prestigious National Enterprise Award. Leanne Pilkington (31), who works as Finance Manager at Doncaster-based Finance For EnterpriseRead more

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund surpasses £1m loaned across region

Two Yorkshire-based lenders have loaned more than £1m across the region using their combined status as fund managers for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) and Finance For Enterprise (FFE) secured the tender for providing Microfinance in March 2017 and have since received a total of 121 online applications, demonstratingRead more

Arthur Foreman recognised as Responsible Finance Leader

Finance For Enterprise are thrilled to announce that Managing Director, Arthur Foreman, has been awarded Responsible Finance Leader at the prestigious 2016/17 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) held in Cardiff. The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), delivered in partnership by Responsible Finance and Citi Foundation, champion the thriving small businesses of Britain and home-grown entrepreneurs, as wellRead more

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Following on from the successful launch of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) by British Business Bank – We are delighted to announce that Finance For Enterprise (FFE) working in partnership with Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), have been announced as the Fund Managers of the Microfinance Fund in Yorkshire and the Tees Valley area. TheRead more

£7.8 million lent in the last financial year

Demand continues to be on the up throughout the region with the highest achievement to date of over £7.8 million lent to support new start, early stage and established businesses in the last financial year. The loans, all to businesses in South Yorkshire, Midlands and Lincolnshire ranged from £3,000 to £150,000. A total of 264Read more

FFE ends the year with a record-breaking month

The year is ending on a high for Finance For Enterprise with a record-breaking month which has seen more than £1million lent to 25 new and established businesses in the region. Fund Manager, Andrew Austwick said: “We are delighted to be ending 2016 so strongly. Not only is this positive news for FFE, it alsoRead more