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Latest News

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.

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.

Italian take away business joins raft of new restaurants in Liverpool’s thriving Castle Street area with backing from MSIF

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.