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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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.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

New Generation Developments

Seeking funding to complete a new scheme of bungalows while COVID-19 restrictions remained in place became a real challenge for this property developer.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Swallow Yachts

For this Welsh bespoke boat builder, COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time. Having already suffered a major fire in its workshop, the business now had to contend with the cashflow challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Needing funds to restart production and avoid redundancies, the business applied for a loan via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)


After a change of ownership, TVR has been looking to get back on track with the production of its new sports car. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has caused the company delays and some financial challenges. With a new loan via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the future now looks a lot brighter for this manufacturer.

British Business Investments

Transcend Packaging

Wales-based Transcend Packaging manufactures food and beverage packaging aimed at reducing use of single-use plastic. It is the leading manufacturer of paper straws and sustainable packaging for the food service industry in the UK.

Start Up Loans

Aberffraw Biscuits

James Shepherd started his business, Aberffraw Biscuits, with the help of a £5,000 Start Up Loan.

Future Fund

Riversimple Movement

About to secure additional funding to continue building its fuel cell electric vehicles, Riversimple Movement’s business was suddenly under threat once COVID-19 hit.

Future Fund

Momentum Bioscience

With its next financing round completed, Momentum Bioscience was funnelling much of that investment towards setting up a crucial clinical pilot study for its new product. Then COVID-19 hit, forcing major cost-cutting and threatening job losses.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Croeso Pubs

As owner and operator of several establishments throughout Cardiff, Croeso Pubs was hit hard by the pandemic and the government shutdown that followed.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Pet Place

Although the government shutdown had a severe effect on footfall throughout Pet Place’s five physical stores, its online business was a different story altogether.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Merrion Hotel

With COVID-19 striking just before the busy spring season kicked in, the Merrion Hotel saw its income vanish virtually overnight. But securing a loan via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has enabled the business to keep suppliers, staff and creditors fully paid.

Start Up Loans

Health & Food

Katerina Pavlakis had a background in both running her own business and working in London. When she and her husband, Colin Bass, moved to rural north Wales, they were keen to start something more local to save them from a long commute.

Start Up Loans

Waterfall Ways

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

Start Up Loans

Goji Hair

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

Start Up Loans

Eden Education Centre

Father and son team, Trevor and Peter Jones, run the Eden Education Centre, the largest innovation education studio in Europe.

Start Up Loans

HMW Personal Training

HelenMarie provides personal training and pilates through her company HMW Personal Training, which she started in October 2014.

ENABLE Funding

Fentrade Ltd

Fentrade Ltd, established in 2018, manufactures aluminium windows, bi-fold doors and commercial entrance systems for businesses.

Enterprise Finance Guarantee

The Cake Crew

Based in Bala, North Wales, The Cake Crew Ltd is a manufacturer of bakery products (primarily cupcakes) for major national retailers.