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16th January 2020

Nottingham construction business secures £250,000 loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

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The general building and construction company will use the funding to accelerate their growth plans following a new contract with Nottingham Community Housing Association.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (“MEIF”) Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), has provided L J General Builders Limited (“LJ General”), a general builders company who undertake residential and commercial property builds, renovations and extensions, with a £250,000 funding solution. The loan will support the company’s ambitious expansion plans, enabling them to finance a new contract to build several properties for the Nottingham Community Housing Association.

LJ Builders are a general building company who undertake new build and renovations/extensions of both residential and commercial properties, predominantly in the East Midlands. Established for 20 years, LJ Builders have a fully qualified team who provide a range services including: plumbing, electrical, tiling, flooring and painting.

The company is led by Managing Director, Leigh Shorrock, has over 15 years’ experience in building and construction with a range of qualifications and Guilds in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery. Leigh leads a team of builders on a variety of bespoke construction projects, managing day to day operations as well as overseeing the company.

Leigh Shorrock, Director at LJ Builders said, “We are delighted to receive this funding boost to enable us to execute our growth plans. Winning the bid for the social housing development on behalf of the Nottingham Community Housing Association has opened the doors for the next growth stage for us and we’re looking forward to this new chapter.”

Richard Altoft, Investment Director at Maven Capital Partners, said, “LJ Builders is a well-established business with a good history of building on time and within budget. This is undoubtedly a step change in the company’s growth aspirations, but the company has been further strengthened in recent years and is suitably positioned to take on bigger projects. We are delighted to provide the business with this loan to help the team pursue their ambitious plans”

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank.

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#MEIF and @Maven_Midlands recently provided Birmingham’s oldest continuously operating company with a £1m funding boost. Toye Kenning & Spencer was established in 1685 and is using this investment to progress its growth plans.

Read more in @businesslive: https://t.co/rGyPMnpNwE https://t.co/iLiWaY1oWK
MidsEngInv photo

Join our mailing list for the latest #MEIF deals, fund news and information on securing external finance. Register on our homepage: https://t.co/bhaSJ3nvsT https://t.co/UahmwovLew MidsEngInv photo

Growth Hubs are centres for business advice and can help connect firms with funding options, support and expertise. There are 10 based across the Midlands, find your nearest here: https://t.co/7EzhAH9eqN https://t.co/qYJL4blRkG MidsEngInv photo

Worcestershire-based @RapidRetail has secured £98k from @B_C_R_S through the #MEIF in conjunction with #CBILS.

The finance boost will help the firm, which supplies modular retail units, to fulfil orders and protect jobs.

Read more in @insiderwestmids: https://t.co/9ANR7Ho2Kn https://t.co/DdPkIEmVqg
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Read the full report here: https://t.co/husSGZCYQu https://t.co/m3PNR6Jf0K
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