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3 January 2018

British Business Bank agrees new Enable Funding Facility with Tower Leasing to boost Asset Finance for smaller Businesses

ENABLE Funding programme facility will give Bracknell-based Tower Leasing access to a £25.5m line of asset finance The British Business Bank has announced that it is providing a £25.5m facility to Tower Leasing. The transaction, made under the Bank’s ENABLE Funding programme, will allow Tower to provide additional asset finance to smaller businesses looking to […]

1 December 2017

Episode 1 raises new £60m fund from British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds programme to invest in UK seed companies

Ex-Amazon UK CEO raises second early stage tech fund of £60m Fund is oversubscribed, and 60% bigger than Episode 1’s first fund Episode 1, the backer of successful companies like Carwow, Triptease & AimBrain, today announces the closure of its second UK seed-to-Series A fund, raised to help passionate teams turn innovative insight into scalable […]

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 […]