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    Market Mouse

    “We are delighted with the support MSIF has provided. It is extremely difficult for start-up companies to get funding and without them we may not have got the business off the ground.”

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    Revolver Retail

    A retail and events business which provides short term space to retailers has been backed by Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF).

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    Inteb Managed Services

    A business which provides advice to companies to help them become more energy efficient is expanding with funding from The North West Fund for Micro Loans, managed by Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF).

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Latest News

MSIF backs niche recruitment business

A recruitment agency specialising in the healthcare, HR and construction sectors has been set up in Liverpool with backing from business funding provider MSIF.

Talento Limited was launched in June 2016 by experienced recruiters Brian McGlynn and Andrew Coyne and accomplished businessman Michele Dematteis.

Andrew Coyne will head up the healthcare arm which will recruit a variety of roles including senior managers, care managers, registered nurses and support staff for domiciliary, residential care and nursing homes across the UK.

MSIF backs Ninja Warriors contestant’s new ninja training facility in Liverpool

A semi-finalist from the hit TV show Ninja Warriors has opened his own ninja-style gym and fitness studio in Liverpool.

Henry Cookey, who has his own personal training business, has opened HC:Fit Ninja Training just outside Liverpool city centre, close to Sandhills train station.

The main emphasis of the facility is the ‘ninja training zone’ which is fitted out with a range of obstacles and activities similar to Ninja Warriors and assault courses such as Tough Mudder. There is also a gym and fitness studio.

Family Italian food import business expands with backing from MSIF

A Liverpool-based family business that imports food products from Italy to supply to restaurants around the UK is expanding with backing from business funding provider MSIF.

In Tavola Italian Food & Wine Company Limited was set up in 2014 and is run by brothers Donato, Carmine, Paolo Cillo and their sister Maria.

They arrived in Liverpool 10 years ago from their native Italy and set up several businesses including Paulo & Donato’s Italian deli in Williamson Square and Crust, a pizzeria and pasta restaurant which has a venue on Bold Street with a second site due to open soon in Woolton village.

MSIF announces it will manage part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to support SMEs across the North West

The British Business Bank (BBB) has announced the opening of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), as well as the appointment of fund managers who will identify and make the investments in SMEs across the Northern Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Liverpool MSIF has been appointed to jointly manage the £10m NPIF-BFS & MSIF Micro Finance Fund with Business Finance Solutions to provide loans between £25k and £100k to SMEs across the North West.

Wirral engineering business to create 20 new jobs and double its turnover following investment from MSIF and NatWest

A Wirral-based engineering company which designs, manufactures and installs metal products for UK industry is expanding with backing from MSIF and NatWest as part of a £160k investment.

Yorkwall Engineering Limited, based in Ellesmere Port, will create 20 new jobs during the next two years and expects its current turnover of £500k to increase to over £1m next year.

Profits at thriving Forshaw Group enable early repayment of MSIF investment

Liverpool head-quartered property restoration specialists Forshaw Group have performed so well they have repaid the investment made by business funding provider MSIF 3 years ahead of schedule.

MSIF provided a £500k investment three years ago to fund a management buy-out led by current directors Liam Hanlon and Jay Calvert. The company was originally set up in 1948 and was a second generation family business before the MBO.

Gin bar opens second outlet in Southport with backing from MSIF

An artisan gin and coffee bar in Southport is launching a second venue with backing from local business funding provider MSIF.

  Remedy Coffee Limited has opened a second site in nearby Churchtown. The original business, based on Lord Street, was set up two years ago by friends Sarah Simcock and Susannah Porter.

Apprentice contestant and Irish Master Chef winner open Japanese bar and restaurant in Liverpool with backing from MSIF

A former contestant from The Apprentice and previous winner of Head Chef, the Irish version of Master Chef, have launched a joint eatery and cocktail venue in Liverpool’s trendy Castle Street area with backing from business funding provider MSIF.

Izakaya offers Japanese-inspired cuisine including sushi, oysters, tempura and katsu to eat in or take away.

Out There

A Chester-based digital marketing company has invested £180k including a £50k loan from business funding provider MSIF to develop its own app and expand its franchise network.

Perfect Getaways Limited t/a Out There is a digital marketing company predominantly aimed at customers in the retail, lifestyle and leisure sectors.