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Finance For Enterprise funding helps friends nail entrepreneurial aspirations

Two friends who dreamed of launching their own business have transformed an empty unit in Immingham’s Kennedy Way Shopping Centre into a haven for DIY enthusiasts after securing help from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise. Sales expert Richard Chapman and experienced locksmith Mike Skinn have worked alongside each other for more than 12 years

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

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

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