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Latest News

Couple realise business dream with backing from MSIF

A couple from Warrington have realised their dream of running a business with backing from Liverpool-based funding provider MSIF.

Mangobean has been opened by John and Dawn Steer in the Green Oaks Shopping Centre in Widnes.

MSIF backs MBI of Delta Rock Group

Delta Rock Group, an electrical engineering business based in Sandycroft, has been acquired by Scott Davis, with the support of a mezzanine loan facility from MSIF.

Delta Rock Group, incorporated in 1990, has grown organically and has traditionally had a focus on electrical installation within the industrial and process sectors. Delta Rock Group has strong existing relationships with the NHS, local education authorities and with many of the UK’s blue chip manufacturing and process companies.

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.

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.

Little Lamb Phonics

Start Up Funding: Little Lamb Phonics is the brainchild of ex-school teacher Jude Lennon and her partner Dominic Bryan. They have developed an app based on a series of teaching materials around fun poems to help children learn phonics.

The app is available to download from iTunes and Google on IOS and Android tablet and mobile stores. It is aimed at reception children aged 4-5 but can be used by older children too.