Jake Mina Associates founder is shortlisted for a Young Microentrepreneur Award

Jake Adams from Jake Mina Associates has been shortlisted for the 2017/18 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards in the Young Microentrepreneur category.  This award recognises the success of an outstanding young entrepreneur between the age of 18 and 25 who has benefited from the support of a responsible finance provider.

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A Christmas message from BFS

With 2018 on the horizon, this is the perfect time to recap on a few of the highlights of 2017 and recognise some of the things our team have helped to achieve with our clients.

We are finishing 2017 with a quarter of a billion in lending across the UK in our sights. We have protected and created 25,000 jobs and are seeing growth for more SMEs across a wider geographical area.

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Prestwich business, Barley Café is nominated for Citi Microentrepreneurship Award

One year after Sue and Laura Smith launched the Barley Café in Prestwich using a £16,000 loan from Business Finance Solutions (BFS), the duo has been nominated for a Citi Microentrepreneurship Award in the Social Microentrepreneur category.

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A start-up loan from BFS supports A 'Different Care' for dementia sufferers

Husband and wife team Samantha and Markco Yeadon are launching a new care service for Merseyside that is dedicated to looking after people with dementia, using a £20k loan from BFS.

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£90,000 BFS loan funds growth for Hesketh James

Manchester-based hospitality recruitment firm Hesketh James has secured a £90k investment to fund expansion plans from BFS.

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Ball Mania opens it's doors following funding from BFS

Timperley entrepreneur Andrew Woodrow has created the UK’s largest adult ball pool experience, using a £25k loan from Business Finance Solutions (BFS).

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Greater Manchester Export Fund backs Bolton tech business with six figure investment

The Co Angel team at Business Finance Solutions has facilitated a six figure Greater Manchester Export Fund (GMEF) investment to enable Bolton based Cyber Coach to build a new world class educational resource, Emile, which will be launched with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) this week.

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Snowdon Challenge

Members of the BFS team complete a 3 ½ hour trek up Snowdon in North Wales to raise money for The Haemophilia Society and The Christie.

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£250,000 Greater Manchester Export Fund Loan Brings Fintech Business Delio To Manchester

The Greater Manchester Export Fund has supported fintech business Delio Ltd with a £250k loan that has enabled them to launch a new office in Manchester, with the first additions to the team now in place and a planned move to the new XYZ building in Spinningfields in September to expand and grow the team by creating a further 20 new posts.

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BFS Reaches Funding Landmark

Business Finance Solutions celebrated a major milestone this month, having achieved £150m loans advanced across its portfolio of alternative finance products to start-ups and growth businesses across GM and the wider UK, from Fintech and furniture companies to bike parks and breweries.

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BFS backed seven of the 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Awards shortlist

Business Finance Solutions is toasting its lending team after providing finance to seven of the companies shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Awards with one nominee shortlisted in five categories.

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Business Finance Solutions supports launch of innovative clothing range

Entrepreneur Jane Hallam has launched an innovative new clothing business that is helping women who suffer from symptoms of the menopause, using a £25k loan from Business Finance Solution

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Statement from Mark Hughes on Manchester Arena explosion

The thoughts of everyone at the Business Finance Solutions are with all those affected by the tragic event that unfolded at Manchester Arena late last night.

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Join us to hear more about the £400m of finance available for SMEs in the North

The British Business Bank together with the Local Enterprise Partnerships is holding an event in Manchester to tell local partners about the new £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and how to access it.

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MGC appoints Donna Edwards

Manchester Growth Company has announced that Donna Edwards has been appointed as Managing Director for Business Support and Business Finance. Donna had been acting as interim Managing Director since June 2016

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BFS celebrates £10m lending milestone

Business Finance Solutions is celebrating a major milestone after completing the delivery of £10million of finance. The alternative loan provider has provided business support to more than 2,385 entrepreneurs across the north west as part of the Government's Start Up Loans initiative.

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Manchester's Biggest Tech Event!

On 21st – 22nd April, Manchester will see the largest gathering of the European technology market the city has ever seen as Business Rocks innovates the market with a technology, music and investment summit like no other. With 2-day technology conference will feature Steve Wozniak, an immense start-up and tech business expo and the Innov8 start-up pitch battle award with a 50k cash prize. This awesome summit is set to awaken the market to a new era of tech events!

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Manchester Growth Company launches new £9.5m Export Fund for Greater Manchester

A new £9.5m fund has been launched as part of Greater Manchester’s bid to become more globally competitive by helping local businesses to increase their export sales.

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Business Finance Solutions lending to twice the national average of women start ups

BFS bucks national trend with 42% of business loans awarded to women in the North West

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Former EY Managing Partner joins Co Angel team as investor base hits 100

The Co Angel Investment service, managed by BFS, has significantly expanded its team with the appointment of Barry Flynn, the former managing partner of EY’s Liverpool office.

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£1m borrowed from The North West Fund for Micro Loans

BFS managed Micro Loans reaches £1m milestone

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Manchester’s Business Finance Solutions supports 1000 startups with £6 million

Manchester based Business Finance Solutions (BFS) has reached a milestone of funding £6 million of Start Up Loans to over 1000 entrepreneurs.

The funding has enabled 1100 businesses to launch across the North West, creating thousands of new jobs in the region within a wide range of businesses from manufacturing to breweries.

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