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  • PICNIC Chester gets £35K backing from MSIF

  • Inovus Medical expands its sales team and operations

  • Formwork Direct receives funding boost

  • Preston-based nutrition specialists receive £250K boost from MSIF

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Following a successful second year, The Liverpool Sportswoman’s Lunch (LSL) has smashed its fundraising target and raised £10,764 for the Encephalitis Society.

The event, which welcomed Olympian Rebecca Adlington OBE as guest speaker, raised an astonishing £4k more than the inaugural event in 2018. The final total comprised ticket sales, donations and the proceeds from a raffle at the event that took place at DoubleTree (Hilton), Liverpool in September.

New era for MSIF as it turns 25 and reveals new CEO

MSIF, which this week celebrates 25 years in business, has announced plans to merge the team of investment company SPARK Impact Limited with that of its regulated fund management subsidiary Alliance Fund Managers (AFM).

The agreement will see SPARK Impact Director Mark Borzomato appointed as Chief Executive of AFM and an experienced equity investment team of Marc d’Abbadie, Jerry Mobbs and Lynsey Barnes join the existing AFM business.

MSIF supports Maray with a £120k loan to open new Albert Dock restaurant

Popular middle-eastern inspired eatery, Maray Restaurants, has received a £120k loan from MSIF to expand to their new dockside site.

After opening their first premises on Bold St in 2014, Maray has attracted a cult following across the Liverpool region with the goal of becoming the best casual dining restaurant in the city.

Now with restaurants in Allerton, Liverpool City Centre and the Albert Dock, Maray operates as an independent restaurant group, serving small plates inspired by the flavours of the Middle East, in addition to providing elegant and fun cocktails.

Rebecca Adlington supports Liverpool’s second Sportswoman’s Lunch

For its second year running, the Liverpool Sportswoman’s Lunch (LSL) has brought together the professional community of the city to celebrate the achievements of women in the sporting industry.

Originally founded and supported by MSIF, Bathgate Business Finance and DTM Legal in 2018, the Liverpool Sportswoman’s Lunch now boasts a plethora of proud sponsors including; Brabners LLP, NatWest Commercial, Bibby Financial Services and Flavell Wealth Management.

PICNIC Chester gets £35K backing from MSIF

Newly established café and wine bar, Picnic Chester, has received funding in the form of a £35,000 loan from MSIF to start up their business venture.

The venue is set to be a popular attraction located in the heart of Chester, just minutes away from the Town Hall, Cathedral and new Storybook Theatre. Picnic prides itself on providing a unique offering for customers including a specialist delicatessen and regular live music nights, aiming to build up a loyal following over the coming months.

Inovus Medical is pushing ahead with plans to grow its sales team and operation in South East Asia a key target market for which Inovus products are ideally suited.

We kick start things by announcing entry into the Philippines with attendance at the MIGS: East Meets West - PSGE 15th Annual Convention and 1st Regional Meeting of ESGE & APAGE in East Asia held on the 14th - 17th, August at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Mandaluyong City.

Formwork Direct receives funding boost to move to bigger Knowsley depot

Formwork Direct International Ltd has received funding from MSIF to assist with the relocation of the business to a larger site in Knowsley to accommodate the company’s continued growth and increased demand.

The company specialises in supplying new and used formwork systems for sale and hire to construction supply chains around the world.

Preston-based nutrition specialists receive £250K boost from MSIF

Plant-based nutrition specialists, NutreeLife Ltd have received a £250,000 loan from MSIF to expand and grow their business.

Founded in 2017, NutreeLife are a family run company based in Preston, Lancashire. The business was incorporated to make great nutrition accessible for all, priding themselves on being an innovative, vegan health nutrition brand created through years of experience and dedication in the Food, Nutrition and Beverage industry.

Inovus Medical secures contract as part of a £5.56 million technology funding by NHS England

Inovus Medical, a leading designer and manufacturer of medical and surgical simulators, announced this week that development of their revolutionary Augmented Reality laparoscopic simulator is to gather pace after securing a £1million product development contract through SBRI Healthcare, funded by NHS England.

The technology, which is set to democratise access to highly realistic, affordable laparoscopic simulation, began development in 2018 thanks to an initial £100,000 SBRI phase one contract.