Part 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.