Part of the Humber LEP network:
Our aim is to make finance markets work better for small businesses in the UK at all stages of their development: starting up, scaling up and staying ahead.
The British Business Bank is 100% Government owned, but independently managed. It brings expertise and Government money to the smaller business finance markets. We don’t lend or invest directly. Instead we work with over 80 partners such as banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and web-based platforms.
Businesses apply for finance through our partners, and because they work with us they can lend and invest more, especially to younger and faster growing companies.
In total we work through more than 80 finance partners in the market, and we will unlock up to £10 billion of new finance and bring greater choice and information on finance options to smaller businesses.
Our programmes are designed to bring benefits to smaller businesses that are start-ups, high growth, or simply viable but underfunded. We have a commercial arm, British Business Bank Investments Ltd, which makes investments into providers of finance to smaller business in the UK.
British Business Bank offers 2 services.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we’re delivering greater volume and choice of finance.
NPIF is a collaberation between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships in the North West, Yorkshire, Humber and Tees Valley and provides commercially focussed finance to help SME’s start and Grow.