Bar Venture Boosted After Start Up Business Funding
Brian Simpson has long been at the forefront of Northallerton’s bar scene. In 1994 he converted a furniture store toRead more.
Funding Boost for Specialist Engineering Firm
Dytel Technologies Ltd is a Pudsey based specialist engineer for the manufacturing industry. Founder Charles Adams has over 40 years’Read more.
BEF Invests in Next Generation of Financial Experts
While studies show that only 15% of adults working in financial services want their child to complete an apprenticeship, recentRead more.
Reynolds Steers in the Right Direction Thanks to Funding
A family run car dealership in Selby has received a loan to accelerate its development from business lenders the BusinessRead more.
BEF Helps New Business With Open Arms
A specialist County Durham learning centre, which specialises in alternative education provision for pupils who find mainstream education challenging, hasRead 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).Read more.
Husband and wife team spring into trampolining venture
A husband and wife team who spent their children’s early years at ‘tired’ soft play parties have leapt into actionRead more.
Renowned inventor sees export success thanks to business funding
Bradford-based manufacturer, Weston Handling Consultancy has received financial backing from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) to increase facilities and createRead more.
Yorkshire entrepreneurs say cheers to All Day Social thanks to funding
An entrepreneurial duo from Yorkshire opened the doors to a new gastronomic venture following backing from two Bradford-based businesses. Everybody’sRead more.
Leeds Businesses Partner for Children’s Cycle Scheme
Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) client BPM Bike Lab launched a charity challenge where their members took part in as many fitness classesRead more.
Independent Food & Drink Academy
We’ve partnered with the Independent Food & Drink Academy (IFDA) and had the pleasure to attend their launch in AprilRead more.
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.
Funding for Indian Restaurant Spices Up Headingley
Alison White is a serial entrepreneur. After founding a successful research company, she tried something new by opening her ownRead more.
Bradford Means Business Networking Event
BEF were proud to feature on the discussion panel at the Bradford Means Business networking event in February. The event was organised byRead more.
Healthy Fast Food Restaurant Brings Nourishment to Leeds
David Stache is a qualified nutritionist. In 2010 he wanted to invest his passion for healthy living into a business.Read more.
Novelty Cushions Put on a Smile for Family Business
Emoji Cushion Lovers started when Sarah Agar-Brennan’s daughter received an emoji style cushion for her 14th birthday. The smiley-faced cushionRead more.
Start Up Success, Chique Open Second Photogprahy Studio
Chique Photography began in October 2014 and offers photoshoot and makeover experiences. Co-founder Jane Earnshaw got in touch with BusinessRead more.
Success for Organic Farm Shop after BEF Refinance
Often the best way to grow a business is through a refinance. Cross Lanes Café in Barnard Castle was openedRead more.
Bradford Brewery on The Broadway Shopping Centre
On November 5th The Broadway Shopping Centre in Bradford opened its doors for the first time, changing the face ofRead more.
BEF Becomes NACFB Patron
BEF are delighted to have become a regional patron of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) recognising theRead more.
Fish & Chips Back on the Menu in Mirfield
Lauren Dalby had experience in the restaurant business and, after seeing her local fish and chip shop in Mirfield close,Read more.
Smashing Year For Glass Specialists
Performance Glass Processing are a Halifax based business which specialises in providing cut fire and acoustic glass to businesses. JustRead more.
Cult Entertainment Store Spices Up Skipton
Geekery is a complex art. It covers all bases from television franchises, to comic books and super heroes, bringing audiencesRead more.
New Fitness Lab Puts Leeds in a Spin
Leeds has a new arrival on the fitness scene. BPM Bikelab has set to work in revolutionising health and fitness.Read more.
Meet Our Apprentices
Our administration team are a vital part of operations at BEF. Read how our apprentices Ellie and Katie have helpedRead more.
BEF Growth Continues to Boost Economy
The Business Enterprise Fund has seen another significant year of growth. With their lending continuing to touch more and moreRead more.
Coffee and Caribbean Cuisine Hit Dewsbury from Start Up Support
Neville Morris had the dream to bring the taste of the Caribbean to Dewsbury. After over 20 years working inRead more.
BEF Expands to Bring Business Lending to the North East
The Business Enterprise Fund are now firming up their presence in the North East with a regional office at theRead more.
Start Up Funding Boosts Waste Services Company
Where there’s muck there’s money. Skip Hire company Price Waste Services in Dewsbury know this and have come on leapsRead more.
Start Up Loan Provides TLC for Experienced Builder
Terry Moon was very excited to start his own business, providing plumbing and building services, but had been refused fundingRead more.
BEF Start Up Clients Win Big
Two start-up Yorkshire businesses have been busy receiving awards. BEF clients York Cocoa House and Bradford Brewery have been honouredRead more.
Client Story: Quinta Bar and Grill
After sixteen years working in the hospitality industry for others, Diogo Filipe decided that he wanted to branch out onRead more.
Yorkshire Cake Ace Benefits from BEF Funding
Allison Whitmarsh is the woman behind handmade bakers ‘ProperMaid’. Since 2008 Allison has put her experience in food manufacturing toRead more.
EthosDisability with thanks to Steve Baker, Baker & Co Accountants
Louis Speight approached BEF for funding when he decided that he wanted to change the world and the way thatRead more.
A Million Little Things, with thanks to Jim Purcell, J P Business Solutions
Business Partners and cousins, Stacey Buss and Rachel Caulfield had a vision to create a retail outlet that promoted bespoke,Read more.
Funding turns 98,000 cucumbers into cash
When Dewsbury based Paul Goddard required essential equipment and working capital to get his new start-up waste food recycling businessRead more.
T & A Bradford Press! Congrats to our client
Our client @ClemmyCoates in the #bradford @Bradford_TandA Congrats & good luck! http://t.co/cEwJB5XqTy — BEF (@BE_Fund) February 3, 2015Read more.
Our Client in the York Press! Well done!
Our client @WinnerWinnerYrk in the @yorkpress http://t.co/l9RC1DIqZZ Congrats! #York #finance #business — BEF (@BE_Fund) February 4, 2015Read more.
Happy 10th Birthday to us!
To celebrate BEF’s 10th Birthday we had a lovely celebration at the Leeds Club. Thank you everyone who joined us.Read more.
Happy Halloween from BEF!
Happy #Halloween from BEF! Can we help #startup #grow your #business ? #bradford #leeds #york #finance pic.twitter.com/3vIa804ye5 — BEF (@BE_Fund)Read more.
One In A Million!
Having a great time at the @OneinaMillion_ awards dinner! Steve & @tanyaarnold presenting an award! #bradford pic.twitter.com/WKDlqyONoq — BEF (@BE_Fund)Read more.
BEF in the Press- Our client Bradford BreweryRead more.
BEF in the Press!Read more.
We now have offices in both Leeds and York!Read more.
Our Client- MOT Center
BEF 50:50 Challenge
BEF are again taking part in the fundraising for One In A Million, a Bradford based charity which helps childrenRead more.
Networking Event- 5 O’clock Club
Click this link for more details!- 5 O’clock ClubRead more.
City Hub Information
Take a look at the City Hub by clicking on the link below… City Hub LeafletRead more.
Our client Larco Sports in the T & A
We are always delighted to see our clients in the news and here is the latest article in the TelegraphRead more.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
We raised £5,000 for the charity One in a Million!Read more.
Our client in the T & A
T & A-New lease of life for former Bradford wool warehouse as City Hub takes off
Grant Funding For GrowthRead more.
More support is offered to young entrepreneurs in Bradford
Yorkshire entrepreneurs to take advantage of £117.5m pot
We supported the Bradford Bulls Secret Garden Fashion Show!
The Secret Garden Fashion Show Wednesday 15th May saw the Secret Garden Fashion Show launched at the Bradford Bulls Provident Stadium.Read more.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
The Yorkshire Times
Call to tender!
Call to tender! The newly refitted City Hub in Bradford’s Little Germany is at the centre of a twoRead more.
Supporting businesses since 2004Read more.
T & A
City Hub in the Yorkshire Post
BEF exhibited at the Buy Yorkshire event at the Royal Armouries.Read more.
Petals from the Lane
Established florist flourishes under new ownerRead more.
Join our 5 o’clockCLUB event on the 17th April, we plan to double our lending this year come along toRead more.
Display case manufacturer smashes turnover projectionsRead more.
Huddersfield University partners up with Funding Circle: lnkd.in/JZaeCA — BEF (@Be_fund) March 12, 2013Read more.
New Leeds office
The Business Desk
Ilkley GazetteRead more.
BEF in the Yorkshire PostRead more.
We now have a new premises. Our new Leeds address is Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH. OurRead more.
Business Enterprise Fund to support young enterprise
Loans scheme planning to get entrepreneurs off to a good start
Loans scheme planning to get entrepreneurs off to a good start Dozens of young entrepreneurs across North and West YorkshireRead more.
Latest on how to find funding
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/business/news/10146664.Latest__on_how_to_find_funding/ CITY of York Council has teamed up with both Leeds City Region and York, North and East Riding LocalRead more.
Treat South like an export market, Bradford businesses are told
BEF is launching City Hub, a new business incubator site, in Bradford’s Little Germany. As well as providing office spaceRead more.
Telegraph & Argus-Business Enterprise Fund is on the case to back Bradford company
Support from BEF helped a specialist local manufacturer maintain cashflow and stay on track for future expansion. ShowGuard Ltd, based atRead more.
Kirklees Business Conference
The Kirklees Business Conference 2012 was an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to showcase their business with a standRead more.
Latest ‘Business Matters’ radio show – Mon 24th @ 6pm – 24/09/2012
Listen to Bradford Chamber’s business radio programme at 6pm tonight – 106.6FM Driving home at 6 o’clock tonight? Working late?Read more.
The Yorkshire Times Article- Bef Help Cycle Clothing Company Turn A Profit
A Yorkshire based cycle clothing company who turned to a funding organisation for support has recouped 77% of their loanRead more.
Telegraph and Argus -Farsley cycle clothing supplier’s smart move
Farsley cycle clothing supplier’s smart move By Chris Holland A cycle clothing supplier which turned to a Bradford-based fundingRead more.
Supreme Marine reign SupremeRead more.
BEF has its busiest month
In May 2012 BEF approved a total of £500k worth of loans, its busiest month to date. The fund hasRead more.
BEF provides finance for Betty Brown
Helping women to deal with hair lossRead more.
Beautiful British made leather luggageRead more.
My African Butcher
My African Butcher in Leeds MarketRead more.
Welcome to our New Investment Managers
Bradford-based Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has welcomed a trio of finance experts through its doors as the funding organisation looksRead more.
5 O’Clock Club
The Business Enterprise Fund’s latest Five O’Clock Club at the Sky Bar in Leeds attracted intermediaries from throughout the region.Read more.