Success Stories

Learn how other UK businesses have used external finance to reach their ambition

Here’s just some of the tens of thousands of smaller businesses funded through our partners, with the support of British Business Bank’s programmes.

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NQ64 are a chain of unique bars across the country offering a range of specialist beers and cocktails which can be enjoyed by customers while playing a range of retro arcade games and consoles.

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Valiant Lingerie

Valiant Lingerie took out a £6,500 loan through Start Up Loans delivery partner Virgin Start Ups to start her business.

Start Up Loans

Mama Claudia

Mama Claudia is a children’s accessories business based in Northern Ireland initially ran the business from her home, having received a Start Up Loan

Start Up Loans

Tarian Drums

The company, the first of its kind in Wales, received a Start Up Loan of £10,000, which it has used to create sustainable drum moulds and to cover the cost of materials.

Start Up Loans

The Whisky Chairmen

The Whisky Chairmen received a Start Up Loan of £13,000 through delivery partner Transmit, which helped to provide the essential tooling, materials, rent and insurances needed to establish the business.

ENABLE Funding

Gymfinity Kids

Gymfinity Kids, established in 2017, operate a series of activity clubs for children aged 3+ across six sites.

Start Up Loans

Strawberry Couch

Learn how Strawberry Couch used funding from a British Business Bank programme. Read more about how the funding helped them.

Start Up Loans


Alex Schlagman is on a mission to revive not just one high street, but all of them. With initial backing from Start Up Loans, his tech business PocketHighStreet seeks to use an app and website to support local, independent retail by helping customers find what’s out there.

Start Up Loans

Old School BBQ Bus

Learn how Old School BBQ Bus used funding from a British Business Bank programme. Read more about how the funding helped them.

Start Up Loans

Eclipse Property

Allen started his property management company Eclipse Property Cornwall, with the help of a £10,000 Start Up Loan, to become our 10,000th business backed.