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Investment & Support for the Liverpool City Region and the North West

  • 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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Latest News

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.

Local real ale enthusiasts open their own Micro Pub

A couple from Liverpool have realised their dream of running their own business with backing from local funding provider MSIF.

Debra and Jeff Voller from Wavertree have launched the Beer EnGin Micro Pub in Whiston which sells a range of real ale, craft beers, gin, cider and wine.

2 new mentors have joined the MSIF team

We have secured 2 new mentors, who will now work alongside the team at Merseyside Special Investment Fund.

As a part of the Start Up Loans scheme, we offer Start Up Loan applicants the opportunity to work with a business mentor, to provide free guidance and advice for their developing business.

Business creates new jobs and expands into new markets with investment from MSIF

A business which specialises in products made from reclaimed rubber is expanding with a £120k loan from Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF).

Safer Surfacing Limited uses rubber from recycled tyres to produce a range of rubber chippings and granules which can be laid loose or bound with resin into solid safety flooring.