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

MEIF has established a Strategic Oversight Board with the Local Enterprise Partnerships to ensure that the LEPs are appropriately represented. The Strategic Oversight Board’s function is advisory and it provides strategic input into MEIF’s governance and decision making processes.

The Strategic Oversight Board is currently chaired by, the Chair of Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership and includes representatives from six other LEPs and from BEIS, DCLG, HM Treasury, the EIB as well as The British Business Bank.

MEIF also has two Regional Advisory Boards for the West Midlands and East & South East Midlands to review fund manager performance at a local level and will make recommendations to MEIF and the Strategic Oversight Board.

 

Learn more about the funding options MEIF provides below:
small business loans

Small Business Loans

£25k – £150k

Small Business Loans page
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debt finance

Debt Finance

£100k – £1.5m

Debt Finance page
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equity finance

Equity Finance

£50k – £2m

Equity Finance page
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proof of concept

Proof of Concept

Up to £750,000

Proof of Concept page
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The #MEIF has made over 403 investments since launch, providing £81m, with £55m private sector leverage, to businesses across the Midlands.

Hear more about the fund's impact below: https://t.co/e6iMThE2vx

Ever wondered what a day in the life of an investor is like?

Hear from our #MEIF fund managers below as they reveal what it is like supporting Midlands' businesses through the funding process.

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The #MEIF Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the various types of finance available through the fund and their suitability for businesses.

Download it here: https://t.co/RngOaJw0eV https://t.co/OMsjwJ9phB
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#MEIF Small Business Loans are well suited to entrepreneurs, early stage start-ups or established SMEs looking to grow.

Funding can be used to boost working capital, fund product development or purchase new equipment.

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Birmingham-based 9 Wholesale secured a £150k funding boost from #MEIF and @B_C_R_S to support its cashflow and create three new jobs.

Read the full story in @insiderwestmids: https://t.co/WRvFk7S8nn https://t.co/Ogxorvz7tn
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