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Business Enterprise Fund is a not for profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses who are unable to raise finance from mainstream lenders.

As a social enterprise, our profits are re-invested in the company to further our social aims.

Founded in Bradford, BEF began lending to small businesses in the local area with an initiative to encourage growth in the economy that would impact on peoples lives. Over the last 11 years, we have lent to a wide range of businesses, from one-man bands and start ups, through to established multi-site companies. BEF have a growing team and have spread across the North East of England, as well as North and West Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire.

 

Meet the Team

The Board

Malcom Lynch

Malcolm Lynch
Chairman

Stephen Waud

Stephen Waud
Chief Executive

Julian Abenbrook

Julian Abenbrook
Executive Director

Sandy Needham

Sandy Needham
Director

Kim Rebecchi

Kim Rebecchi
Director

Paul Mackie

Paul Mackie
Director

Andy Caton

Andy Caton
Director

Investment Managers

Simon Jackson

Simon Jackson
Head of Investment

David Winspear

David Winspear
Teesside

Hilary Watson

Hilary Watson
Yorkshire and Humber

John Hall

John Hall
Yorkshire and Humber

Jeremy Meadowcroft

Jeremy Meadowcroft
West Yorkshire

Mark Iley

Mark Iley
Yorkshire and Humber

Julie Micklethwaite

Julie Micklethwaite
Start Up Loans

Rupert Shires

Rupert Shires
Start Up Loans

Administration Team

Lynne Ackroyd

Lynne Akroyd
PA to the CEO

Katie Revitt

Katie Revitt
Fund Administrator

Ellie Hogarth

Ellie Hogarth
Fund Administrator

Legal and Finance Team

Julian Abenbrook

Julian Abenbrook
Group Counsel

Kate Griffin

Kate Griffin
Litigation and Recoveries Manager

Gill graves, Contracts and Financial Assistance

Julie Snook, Financial Controller

Business Development & Marketing

Fergus Mckie

Fergus Mckie
Marketing Co-ordinator

 

Where We Cover

 

Partners

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National Enterprise Network