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What is the Midlands Engine Investment Fund?

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, provides commercially focussed finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of concept and Equity Finance funds.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise.

MEIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East and South East Midlands.

MEIF provides over £250m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the Midlands.

If your business is located in the Midlands and you are looking to scale up, select one of the funding options below to see how we can help.

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WHAT IS THE MIDLANDS ENGINE INVESTMENT FUND?

We are a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East and South Midlands.

Combining funding from LEPs, the European Regional Development Fund, and the European Investment Bank, together we provide business support and over £250m of investment to boost small business growth in the Midlands.

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Are you an #entrepreneur looking to get your business idea off the ground?

#MEIF Proof-of-Concept finance could provide the funding you need to realise your business ambitions.

Find out more here: https://t.co/29r2mJEvg5 https://t.co/LncGN8jQmN
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We recently caught up with @worcsLEP CEO, Gary Woodman, to discuss Worcestershire's business community and how through strong partnership working the #MEIF is helping to improve access to finance in the area.

Read the interview: https://t.co/gukIvcJllC https://t.co/pUvpZY7mNg
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Burleighs Gin is set to scale-up its operations and create new jobs following a £250k investment from #MEIF and @FinanceSE.

The Leicestershire gin distillery will also be using the funding to build its export sales.

Read more in @businesslive: https://t.co/LCSuBcKzcr https://t.co/bRv9mbkOT9
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The #MEIF Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the various types of #finance available through the Fund and which is best suited to your business needs.

Read it here: https://t.co/RngOaJw0eV https://t.co/quPS8EYGiD
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#MEIF Small Business Loans can be used to boost working capital, fund product development or purchase new equipment.

This finance type is well suited to entrepreneurs, early-stage start-ups or established businesses looking to grow.

Find out more: https://t.co/9lrCRyWaqe https://t.co/VkdzkBjjgx
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