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  • LCR Angel Network members invest in Liverpool-based LUME

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Latest News

Indigo Enviromental Group Acquires Three Counties Reclamation Ltd, Following A Signifcant Investment From MSIF

Indigo Environmental Group has secured a six-figure investment from MSIF to assist with the acquisition of Three Counties Reclamation Limited.

The Widnes-based environmental services business specialises in closed-loop and innovative recycling solutions for various industries including manufacturing and local authority sectors.

IQBlade receives a six figure follow-on investment from the NPIF

IQBlade, the UK’s leading data-driven intelligence platform for the technology sector, has received a six figure follow-on investment from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

The fund is delivered by MSIF working with Maven Capital Partners in the Liverpool City Region.

OPEN Outdoor Media secures £400k funding from MSIF through the North-West Business Growth Fund

MSIF has invested £400,000 in OPEN Outdoor Media, a digital out-of-home advertising business based in Liverpool.

The investment originates from MSIF’s North-West Business Growth Fund, which is supported by the British Business Bank.

MSIF Backs Environmental, Health & Safety Specialists, EDP

EDP Consultants Ltd has secured an equity investment from MSIF, which will be used for international growth of the business.

Established in the early 1990’s, EDP has helped businesses of all sizes, in a wide variety of sectors to manage health, safety, property compliance and environmental issues thereby helping to protect people, property and company reputation.

The Liverpool City Region has been gifted with its own network of angels. The LCR Angel Network was conceived earlier this year by Alternative Finance Providers - MSIF, Commercial Law Firm - Brabners, and Business Growth Specialists - Grant Thornton.

The idea came to light when founders, Lisa Greenhalgh (CEO of MSIF), Mark Rathbone (Brabners Head of Corporate) and Gaynor Dykes (Regional Growth Manager at Grant Thornton), recognised both the lack of any coordinated Angel Group in the LCR Region, and for those active Angels, the difficulty in finding good opportunities to invest in.

MSIF helps to raise £6,773.67 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

MSIF has sponsored Liverpool’s first Sportswoman’s Lunch event, helping to raise £6,773.67 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The event took place on September 26th at 30 St James Street, bringing together over 130 guests from the professional services industry and entrepreneurs alike.


CiiVSOFT have secured a significant investment from MSIF, which will be used as development capital for the business.

CiiVSOFT is a business process and recruitment automation software developer.

Adam Butwilowski founded the business in 2014 and, together with his team, has been developing the software and technology over the past 3 years.

Visual Management and 5S solutions provider, Melo World Ltd, has received a £100,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, managed by MSIF in partnership with GC Business Finance as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

The Halton based signage specialists was founded by Managing Director, Phil Hudzik in 2012. Having worked for major design and print companies prior, Phil was responsible for new product development, innovation and strategy.

SolidTek receive £80k of NPIF Funding from MSIF

Knowsley-based speciality chemical manufacturing business, SolidTek, has received a £80,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

SolidTek was incorporated in 2015, by Steve Crick and Gary Harrison, who collectively have over 60 years of experience within the water treatment industry.

SolidTek manufactures solid paste water treatment products to prevent scale, corrosion and microbiological growth in water systems.