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 info@befund.org.

Click here to visit the The Business Enterprise Fund website

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