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12th December 2018

Enterprise Loans invests £2 million into local economy

BUSINESS support and funding provider Enterprise Loans East Midlands (ELEM) has invested more than £2 million pounds into the economy after being awarded its largest ever funding pot by the BritishBusiness Bank last year.

Enterprise Loans successfully won a competitive tender for the Midlands EngineInvestment Fund (MEIF) – delivered by the British Business Bank – to provide loans of between £25,000 to £150,000to support the growth ambitions of businesses across the East and South EastMidlands region.

Since September 2017 the ethical loan provider has lent £1,172,500 from the MEIF and £967,500 from ELEM funding, resulting in an impressive £2,140,000 being pumped into the local economy. This funding has supported 26 businesses and created or safeguarded 231 jobs.

Neil Millington, loan fund manager at Enterprise Loans, said: “Thanks to the MEIF funding we’ve been able to support even more fantastic businesses and budding entrepreneurs across a number of sectors. Small businesses are the backbone of this country and we’re passionate about helping people to grow and develop their companies.

“It’s more apparent than ever that Midlands’ businesses need support to flourish. Whether they need funding and advice or help getting started, investing in new premises or equipment, we are here to support them.”

Grant Peggie, Director atBritish Business Bank commented; “We’re delighted to see Enterprise Loans reach this milestone figure of investments made, successfully deploying small business loans across the East and South East Midlands. Increasing the opportunities available to smaller businesses looking to scale-up is exactly what the fund was set up to do and we would encourage other small growing businesses to consider applying for funding.”

The MEIF project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.For more information on Enterprise Loans visit www.first-enterprise.co.uk or follow @1st_Enterprise on Twitter. For further information on the MEIF please visit www.meif.co.uk or follow @MidsEngInv.

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The #MEIF Quick Reference Guide breaks down the different types of finance available through the Fund and the types of businesses best suited to each. Download it here - https://t.co/RngOaJw0eV https://t.co/EvAftZBCy7 MidsEngInv photo

The @BritishBBank has today released its Small Business Finance Markets Report 2020. Key findings include #MEIF supporting 20% of equity deals in the #Midlands, helping the region's businesses unlock new growth. Read #SBFM2020 here - https://t.co/W32Uh2aPWG https://t.co/MLDHvnredp MidsEngInv photo

20% of equity deals in the Midlands supported by the #MEIF - revealed in the @BritishBBank's #SBFM2020 Report released today - https://t.co/W32Uh2aPWG https://t.co/bCrbzCeChd
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British Business Bank @BritishBBank
Our regional funds, @MidsEngInv and @NPIFBBB, have contributed 20% and 16% respectively to equity deal numbers in the North & Midlands #SBFM2020 #LevelUp

Download the full report now
👉 https://t.co/pSuiMCJXle https://t.co/VzV0nikT14

Growth Hubs are centres for business support, connecting firms to the right help for their needs. With 10 located across the Midlands, find your nearest here - https://t.co/47oT5NP7xK https://t.co/gW78zLZ8Ym MidsEngInv photo

Supporting innovation is a key priority for the #MEIF, with the Fund investing £150k in Birmingham-based @aceleronenergy – a firm developing cutting edge battery technology. In the video below, CEO Amrit Chandan explains how the funding supported the firm’s #Growth https://t.co/im8hET5eGZ

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The #MEIF Quick Reference Guide breaks down the different types of finance available through the Fund and the types of businesses best suited to each. Download it here - https://t.co/RngOaJw0eV https://t.co/EvAftZBCy7 MidsEngInv photo

The @BritishBBank has today released its Small Business Finance Markets Report 2020. Key findings include #MEIF supporting 20% of equity deals in the #Midlands, helping the region's businesses unlock new growth. Read #SBFM2020 here - https://t.co/W32Uh2aPWG https://t.co/MLDHvnredp MidsEngInv photo

20% of equity deals in the Midlands supported by the #MEIF - revealed in the @BritishBBank's #SBFM2020 Report released today - https://t.co/W32Uh2aPWG https://t.co/bCrbzCeChd
MidsEngInv photo
British Business Bank @BritishBBank
Our regional funds, @MidsEngInv and @NPIFBBB, have contributed 20% and 16% respectively to equity deal numbers in the North & Midlands #SBFM2020 #LevelUp

Download the full report now
👉 https://t.co/pSuiMCJXle https://t.co/VzV0nikT14

Growth Hubs are centres for business support, connecting firms to the right help for their needs. With 10 located across the Midlands, find your nearest here - https://t.co/47oT5NP7xK https://t.co/gW78zLZ8Ym MidsEngInv photo

Supporting innovation is a key priority for the #MEIF, with the Fund investing £150k in Birmingham-based @aceleronenergy – a firm developing cutting edge battery technology. In the video below, CEO Amrit Chandan explains how the funding supported the firm’s #Growth https://t.co/im8hET5eGZ

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