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Case Studies

BEF has helped thousands of businesses to start, grow and flourish.

Proof is in the pudding for Yorkshire pie business following £150,000 NPIF & BEF investments

Specialist pie maker, The Yorkshire Pudding Pie Company is set for growth following a £150,000 investment.

Based in Malton, North Yorkshire, The Yorkshire Pudding Pie Company is best-known for hand crafting Puddies, the world’s first and only pie made with Yorkshire pudding not pastry. Using locally sourced ingredients, each batch is made using Yorkshire Wagyu beef, Yorkshire Gloucester Old Spot sausages and Yorkshire eggs.

Camper van specialist secures growth funding from NPIF and BEF

Wetherby-based Denson Automotive secures £200,000 CBILS-backed growth investment

Denson Automotive, a one-year-old camper conversion business based out of Thorp Arch Trading Estate, Wetherby, has achieved £1 million turnover in the 12 months since January 2020 and has secured a £100,000 loan from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance backed by CBILS, managed by Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) & FFE and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) with an additional £100,000 invested directly by BEF.

Funding helps manufacturer switch the lights on

Hydro-Flux bring a revolutionary swimming pool lighting system to market thanks to support from AD:VENTURE and BEF.

Launched in October 2017, Hydro-Flux is a manufacturing company based in Batley, West Yorkshire, that develops innovations for swimming pool installation and maintenance. This includes FlowBright, a revolutionary swimming pool lighting system that it developed following extensive research and development.

New wave of funding for seaweed farm

A Scarborough couple which has set up England’s first commercial seaweed farm is ready to set sail thanks to a £25k loan from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).

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.