Business Enterprise Fund is a not for profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses that will help them thrive and grow when other lenders can’t fully assist.
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 and provide a positive impact on job creation and communities.
Over the last 15 years, we have lent to a wide range of businesses, from sole traders and start-ups, through to established multi-site companies.
BEF have a growing presence and has spread across the North East and North West of England, as well as North and West Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. We also have Grade A office space, City Hub, in the heart of Bradford for local SME businesses.