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BEF delivered £50,000 funding to help Perri Isa of BEST Vintage grow his business online. compliment his three retail stores with an ecommerce and social media. BEST is known for the one-off pieces they rework using second-hand clothing from all over the world. With everything designed and made on site in Leeds, this family run brand is flying the flag for sustainable fashion.Read More
Morley-based, IXRM, was founded in 2016 by husband and wife duo, Dave and Karen Cockerham after the couple were inspired to address a niche in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market. Three years on, the Microsoft partner and Microsoft Dynamics 365 specialist approached BEF for funding to support the company’s growth due to high demand.Read More
Andrea Page is a learning mentor based in Leeds with a passion for helping young children across Yorkshire learn new skills essential to their success within the education system and the world at large. Thanks to a £6,000 Start Up Loan, Andrea setup her business and complete the required accreditation to become an Inamojo™ facilitator.Read More
SeaGrown, whose farm is based in the North Sea four miles out of Scarborough, was the brainchild of former fisherman, diver in the Navy and navigating officer, Wave Crookes and marine scientist Laura Robinson, who met while on a Royal Research Ship in Antarctica. The duo were inspired to set up a business harvesting seaweed after discovering many of its surprising qualities.Read More