BEF has helped thousands of businesses to start, grow and flourish.
When Nina approached BEF in August 2022, she wanted to secure a modest, low-cost loan to support stock acquisition for the upcoming Christmas season.
Thanks to the funding the Christmas season was a success, in fact the best to date.Read more
A Leeds-based craft brewpub which specialises in fresh, modern interpretations of classic beer styles is targeting significant growth after securing a £40,000 RLS-backed investment by BEF.Read more
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.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