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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Enterprise Capital Funds

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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Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Shropshire Festivals

When Beth Heath used a Bounce Back Loan to protect her business in Shropshire, the loan not only boosted the cashflow of her award-winning festival company, but also gave her an opportunity to support her local community during lockdown.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Edward Thomas Interiors

With COVID-19 putting housebuilding on hold, Birmingham’s Edward Thomas Interiors couldn’t design and install its showhomes as normal. Forced to furlough 16 of its staff, the company applied for funds via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to ensure its survival.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Off Grid Energy

Warwickshire-based manufacturer of energy storage solutions, Off Grid Energy, has secured a £1.25m investment to scale-up its operations, further developing its product offering while creating new jobs in the area.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Mercia Hardware (Eagledale)

Concerned that the COVID-19 shutdown would severely harm its business, Coventry’s Mercia Hardware turned to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for financial support. Granted a loan, the company was able to continue to supply its products and even diversify its range.

Start Up Loans

40 St Pauls

Learn how 40 St Pauls used funding from a British Business Bank programme. Read more about how the funding helped them.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Stainless Metal Solutions Ltd

A Cannock-based manufacturer of stainless steel metal components has received £60,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Aurelius Environmental

The environmental management and materials recycling business secures funding to purchase machinery to improve efficiencies and help reduce carbon footprint.

Start Up Loans

JC Social Media

Learn how JC Social Media used funding from a British Business Bank programme. Read more about how the funding helped them.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

OnLogistics

Tamworth-headquartered logistics firm, OnLogistics Ltd (OnLogistics), is set to expand a number of its divisions, after receiving £350k from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Oneskee

MEIF funding will enable snow sports apparel brand to invest in new sales channels and build on increasing demand.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

C7 Health

Innovative clinical services tech firm, C7 Health, has accelerated the build process of its healthcare software platform thanks to significant financial support from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund’s (MEIF) Proof of Concept (POC) & Early Stage Fund.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Banbury Print Lamination Ltd

A Coventry-based print and lamination specialist has seen a spike in growth after receiving a £25,000 investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Industrial Phycology (I-Phyc)

A Birmingham company responsible for developing a new eco-friendly wastewater treatment system that could reduce pollution in rivers and seas has raised £700,000 to help it launch its technology to the market.

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.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Stiltz

Homelift manufacturer secures business loan to invest in its stock, upgrade its IT infrastructure and create 16 new jobs in the region

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Natural HR

MEIF investment delivered by Midven will help HR software business create 10 jobs and develop additional product lines over the next three years

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

CyberOwl

A cybersecurity company whose platform could help to safeguard critical infrastructure and smart transport systems from attack is to open a base in the Midlands after closing a £1m funding round.