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Case Studies - Business Enterprise Fund

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

Leeds-based specialist brewpub is primed for growth and job creation

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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