3000 Businesses Created & Helped

Tailored loans for businesses that are unable to access reasonable finance elsewhere.

2000 New & Saved Jobs

All profits are reinvested into our loan fund, to support growth in the economy through business and job creation.

£30 million loaned

We think it is important to fill the funding gap for those who are unable to draw on the usual sources of finance

Start Up Loans Funding for young businesses up to 24 months trading

Unsecured Business Loans Up to £50,000 – flexible rates, for all sectors including retail

Secured Business Loans From £50,000 to £150,000 – terms up to 7 years

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Independent Food & Drink Academy

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Funding for Indian Restaurant Spices Up Headingley

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