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Latest News

Bluebird Support Services receive £25k of NPIF Funding from MSIF

MSIF has provided Bluebird Support Services with a £25,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Bluebird Support Services is a provider of innovative support solutions for the professional and financial services sectors and was created in 2016, by co-directors Jayne Smith and Leanne Bentley who have 60 years of experience working in the professional services industry.

Sensor Design Company Secures £250k of NPIF Funding

NanoFlex Limited, an early stage sensor design company, has secured £250,000 of funding from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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

 Innovative logistics application receives £50k of NPIF Funding from MSIF

MSIF has recently provided St Helens based business, DriverNet, with a £50,000 loan.

DriverNet is a mobile application that bridges the gap in connections and information between drivers, driver management and customers to improve all round performance, driver and customer experiences as well as reduce emissions.

MSIF are happy to announce and welcome Jeff Cummins who is joining the team as a new Portfolio Manager.

Jeff will be working alongside Portfolio Director, Marion Savill. He will be responsible for MSIF’s relationships with businesses where there is an existing equity investment, and will also work on new opportunities alongside the current investment team.

Inovus Medical raises over £200,000 with help from NPIF as they scale up manufacturing in St Helens

Inovus Ltd. is a successful medical device company based in St Helens. They manufacture a range of affordable and versatile medical and surgical training products that are used by doctors and surgeons across the globe.

The business was created in 2012 by two directors, Dr Elliot Street and Jordan Van Flute.

John O’Brien appointed as the new Chairman of MSIF

MSIF announce the appointment of John O’Brien as Non-Executive Chairman of MSIF, with effect from 20th November onwards. John succeeds Andy Rigby who retired from the board on the same date.

He brings a breadth of experience with an extensive track record behind him. As a partner at KPMG John led radical change, reshaping his business areas by merger, acquisition and significant recruitment.

MSIF backs MBO of The Bodyline Clinic

The Bodyline Clinic, a group of medically led weight management clinics across the North West, has been acquired by Sally Ann Turner with the support of a combined equity and mezzanine loan facility from MSIF.

The Bodyline Clinic has been trading for over 12 years, with a head office in Wilmslow and numerous other practicing clinics including Crosby, Birkenhead, Stockport and Warrington.

Two Entrepreneurs Open 2nd Gin Bar with £65k Funding from MSIF

Lifelong friends Gavin Williams and James Kennedy have opened a new Gin bar, Allotment Birkdale, with assistance from MSIF.

The friends realised their ambition of setting up a bar together when they opened Allotment in the Northern Quarter of Manchester in Summer 2014.

The Northern Quarter bar quickly became a go-to award winning venue and the pair have been looking for opportunities to grow their business ever since, and were particularly interested in finding a suitable location in Merseyside.

Data-driven B2B intelligence platform receives £325k equity funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Liverpool-based IQBlade, a competitive intelligence and market insight platform for B2B companies, has gained £325,000 of equity funding from the NPIF – Maven Equity Finance.

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

IQBlade is a game changing web platform that delivers competitive insight to accelerate business growth.