General News

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

Terry Woodhouse Wins Spotlight Award

Terry Woodhouse spotlight award

Finance For Enterprise are thrilled to announce that Investment Manager Terry Woodhouse has been awarded the Spotlight Award at the 2016 Start Up Loans Conference held in London. The 2016 Start Up Loans Spotlight Award recognises a member of staff within an organisation with the most contribution, commitment, teamwork and creativity. Andrew Austwick, Fund MangerRead more

National Enterprise Network Award Winners!

Finance For Enterprise are delighted to be announced as the winners of the Enterprise Communicator of the Year award at the National Enterprise Network Awards held in London on Friday 18th November 2016. The Enterprise Communicator of the Year award is nominated by NEN for their outstanding communications with both the Network and beyond; highlightingRead more

Two Apprentices join FFE

Finance For Enterprise is pleased to welcome two Apprentices to join their expanding team. Alisha Commons, 18, and Rebekah Wickham, 16, join the team on a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration. Both will study and develop their skills to support the FFE team with administration, marketing, and social media. Paula Foreman, Operations ManagerRead more

Tim Daniels Wins Award

Tim Daniels, Investment Manager at Finance For Enterprise beats off stiff competition to win Outstanding Loan Officer Award at the 2016 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, partnered with Responsible Finance, held in Manchester. Andrew Austwick, Fund Manager commented “Tim has been put forward for this award as he has been a consistent top performer since starting atRead more

30 years of business support

Finance For Enterprise has been supporting the start-up and growth of SMEs since 1985, as one of the first enterprise agencies and business loan funds in the region, initially operating as Donbac. To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we hosted a summer afternoon of racing at Doncaster Racecourse to thank key partners and intermediaries who haveRead more