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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Recovery Loan Scheme

Team Magnus Ltd

This children’s outdoor and sports gear manufacturer faced a disruption to their supply chain because of the pandemic. To avoid this, they used a Recovery Loan to fund their inventory.

Recovery Loan Scheme

White Light Ltd

Founded in 1971, technical solutions specialist White Light saw its business in the theatre and entertainment sector severely impacted by Covid-19. As the sector is now recovering, they sought finance to purchase new equipment.

Recovery Loan Scheme

Wildfire Marketing

Having experienced growth in 2020, this Leeds and London based marketing agency used the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) to continue scaling in 2021, recruiting and training its staff in the Yorkshire region.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Like Minders

For this childcare provider, COVID-19 took away almost 90% of our business overnight. Needing funds to cover monthly overheads for premises, salaries and other general running costs, the company turned to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) for financial support.

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)

YHA (England & Wales)

Government restrictions introduced in March meant YHA had to close its entire network of youth hostels to guests. To remain operating, the charity had to implement numerous cost-saving measures, but the lack of bookings caused cash reserves to run out.