26 September 2018

North’s Manufacturing and High-Tech Sectors dominate as NPIF reaches £100m

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is marking another milestone as it celebrates backing £100 million of investment across the Northern Powerhouse region. The Fund has directly invested £60 million in small and medium sized companies since its launch, in deals that have attracted an additional £40 million of investment from the private sector. Investments […]

25 September 2018

British Business Bank invites applications for the National Security Strategic Investment Fund Programme to support development of advanced dual-use technologies

The British Business Bank is today inviting early-stage venture and growth capital fund managers to apply for the National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF) Programme, and for other investors to explore how they might invest alongside the Bank in the programme. The NSSIF Programme will support long-term equity – ‘patient capital’ – investment in advanced […]

19 September 2018

One in three UK business owners want to grow their businesses but are unsure how

Polling finds older business owners significantly less likely to be aware of alternative finance options than millennials Over half of business owners expect to increase their income/turnover in the next financial year Polling commissioned by British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has revealed one in three (33%) smaller business owners want to […]

7 September 2018

British Business Bank backs growth ambitions of Scottish Smaller Businesses

Leading voices from across Scotland’s business community are gathering today in Glasgow to discuss how to support growth ambitions of small businesses. The event, Financing Scottish Growth Ambitions, is being organised by the British Business Bank, the UK’s national economic development bank. Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chair of the British Business Bank, will welcome guests […]