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.
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.
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.
A new concept in Italian dining is one of the latest independent eateries to open in Liverpool’s burgeoning Castle Street area with investment from Merseyside Special Investment Fund.
Pasta Cosa offers freshly made Italian food to take away including a selection of pastas, salads, paninis, sides, pastries, deserts and drinks.
An old disused building in a Whiston park has been refurbished and turned into a café by a local couple following investment from funding provider MSIF.
Henley Park Pavilion, which is in Henley Memorial Park, adjacent to Whiston Hospital, had been derelict for over 20 years. It has been totally transformed into a modern contemporary cafe serving breakfast, light meals, hot drinks, luxury ice creams and milkshakes.
A specialist construction training consultancy is expanding with support from The North West Fund for Micro Loans managed by local funding provider MSIF.
BGH Training and Consultancy Limited, based in Bootle, offers fully funded apprenticeship schemes for 16 to 24 year olds to qualify them in trades within the construction industry.
A company in Liverpool that specialises in biometrics security and CCTV installations is expanding with funding from MSIF through The North West Fund for Micro Loans.
Amaco Limited develops and installs biometric systems, secure turnstiles, monitored CCTV camera solutions and permanent intruder alarms predominantly for use in new buildings and on construction sites.
Are you looking to realise some of the value in your business? If so, have you thought about an equity release?
Simon Thelwall-Jones, who oversees MSIF’s larger loans and equity investments (where funding is provided in return for a stake in the company), looks at some of the options for business owners wanting to sell some of their shares whilst retaining some involvement in the business.
MSIF’s current position is not affected by the vote last week to leave the European Union.
Despite being set up to manage EU funding in 1994, MSIF has evolved significantly in the 22 years since it was set up. It has its own fund which was created through returns on earlier investments and manages funding from other sources including the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and the Government-backed Start Up Loans Programme (SUL).