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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

Featured Stories


BEF Annual Statement

Over the last year BEF have continued to grow and adjust to serve the changing and growing demand for alternative finance. Find out more…


Cycle Shop Venture Proves Start-Up Success

A thriving cycle shop in Thirsk has changed up a gear after receiving funding from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).

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The Value of BEF’s Microfinance Lending

Numbers often tell the story best. We put together this video to show the impact our microfinance lending has had on the economy. Read more..