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Access to Finance

Looking for funding options to grow your business? A full list of finance options available to businesses can be found here Business Finance Options The main funding providers are listed below, click on the links below to see which are most beneficial for your business or please call 0161 793 2803 to discuss the products in more detail.

Access to Finance Team

Free impartial advice to businesses seeking sources of business finance with specialist advisers.

Case Study: Magna Pass

British Business Bank 

The British Business Bank brings expertise and Government money to smaller business finance markets.  

Business Growth Fund
Established in 2011 to help Britain's growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed by five of the UK's main banking groups - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered - they are an independent company with up to £2.5bn with which to make long-term equity investments.

Cast Study: Grindsmith

Business Finance Solutions
Offers a range of government backed finance products from start - up loans of £500 to equity investment up to £4m for businesses who are unable to obtain funding through a mainstream lender.

Case Study: RMS International

Greater Manchester Investment Fund

Offers flexible loans and equity investments of between £0.5m and £5m at commercial rates. Applicants need to provide additional funding from the private sector. The fund is managed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to encourage business growth and job creation in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Loan Fund

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund provides finance of between £100,000 and £500,000 to growth focused businesses in the Greater Manchester region. The fund is managed by Maven for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Case Studies: Vaioni and Wilkison Star

Visit: Greater Manchester Loan Fund 

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund provides commercially focussed finance through Microfinance, Debt and Equity Finance funds of £25,000 to £2m. NPIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the North West.

Case Study: Red Security Solutions