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21 April 2017

Business Minister announces the appointment of new British Business Bank Chair

Business Minister Margot James has today announced the appointment of the Lord Smith of Kelvin as the new non-executive chairman of the British Business Bank. Lord Robert Smith joins the UK’s national development bank for businesses with over 20 years of chairman experience, most recently as Chair of the Green Investment Bank and of the […]

11 April 2017

Money flowing to businesses from £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

The transactions, which are spread across the Northern Powerhouse region, include: Blake UK: NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Debt Finance, provided a £100,000 loan to Sheffield-based TV/AV reception and distribution products manufacturer/importer and supplier Blake UK. The funding will allow the company to diversify its product range into new lines such as CCTV equipment and increase stock […]

3 April 2017

British Business Bank and Start Up Loans Company merge to improve opportunities for the UK’s microbusiness community

The British Business Bank, the UK’s national business development bank, and the Start Up Loans Company, a government-backed scheme supporting microbusinesses with access to finance, will merge from today after both boards ratified the joint decision. The merger enables both organisations to collaborate as they seek to support microbusinesses and deliver the Government’s manifesto commitment […]