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

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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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Press on Vinyl

Press on Vinyl received a £350,000 investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, through fund manager FW Capital, which will enable it to grow and to create as many as 46 new jobs in the region over the next three years

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Andel

Huddersfield-based leak detection and environmental protection systems firm Andel received a £180,000 investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

7i Group Ltd

Cheshire based 7i Group Ltd  received £150,000 funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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Lancashire Waste Recycling

A recycling business which takes household waste destined for landfill and turns it into fuel  secured a £575,000 debt funding package from Lancashire Rosebud Finance and NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Fund.

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Fit Cloud

A business which has developed software for the fitness industry received significant funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Connectus Group

A superfast broadband provider received £150,000 worth of funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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Nordic Products & Services

Unemployed people are being helped back into work with investment from the NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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Didsbury Gin

Didsbury Gin received £100,000 funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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Biochemica

Billingham-based water and wastewater treatment specialist Biochemica received a six figure investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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Debbi Moore Designs Ltd – Video Case Study

A £125,000 investment made by NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance is helping Darlington-based craft supplier and manufacturer Debbi Moore Designs Ltd on its industry-leading position to break into the lucrative US market and create four jobs in Tees Valley.

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Beanies Flavour Coffee

Tees Valley-based coffee company, Beanies Flavour Coffee,  secured investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, to continue its fast growth following initial support from Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Inleaf – Video Case Study

A Lancashire company which supplies and maintains living plants to businesses across the North West is expanding with a £150k loan from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, a product fund managed by FW Capital.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Newfield Fabrications Limited

A specialist engineering business received funding of £5m in a joint deal between NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), and Close Brothers Invoice Finance.

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Buffalo 7

Manchester-based presentation specialist, Buffalo 7, has increased its turnover by 50 per cent following investment from NPIF – FW Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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Cocogreen

Manchester-headquartered, Cocogreen received £500,000 funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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IMH

Specialist hydraulic engineering firm Industrial and Marine Hydraulics Ltd (IMH)  secured major investment from FW Capital.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Cocogreen – Video Case Study

Last year Manchester-headquartered, Cocogreen received £500,000 funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

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BPI Auctions

A West Yorkshire-based online auctioneer  secured a £750,000 investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.