Business Enterprise Fund

Business Enterprise Fund logoPart of the West North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides flexible finance to SMEs located throughout the North of England.

BEF provides loans from £500 to £150,000 to start-up and existing businesses in all sectors across West and North Yorkshire. As an official delivery partner for the government-backed Start Up Loans Company, we deliver finance and support to help young businesses to start and grow.

In the last 12 months, BEF lent £8.8m to 399 clients, helped launch 179 new businesses, and helped create or safeguard 985 UK jobs. This has been delivered alongside 4,000 hours of tailored business support and has brought £39m of economic benefit to the regional economy – over £4 for every £1 we lend.

BEF’s latest Social Impact Report outlines full demographic and geographic detail of our lending activity alongside a range of case studies.

To discuss any lending requirements that you may have, please call the Business Enterprise Fund on 0800 080 3145 or email

Click here to visit the The Business Enterprise Fund website

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