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Spa Therapist faces glowing future after securing Start Up investment

An award-winning massage therapist has plucked up the courage to launch her dream spa, after securing a lifeline Start Up loan from alternative funding provider Finance For Enterprise. Lindsey Jones (29) from Ravenfield, Rotherham secured a Start Up loan to give her former mobile massage business a permanent hope, enabling her to grow the business,Read more

A short guide to the minimum wage changes for SMEs

Managing money is never far from the minds of small business owners, especially when it comes to managing staff wages. In recent years, the Government has introduced a number of new measures which have a direct impact upon employing staff, and even though some of the measures have been around for some time, there isRead more

‘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