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.
Liverpool-based Charles Stanley Financial Solutions is a leading employee benefits advisory business was founded in Liverpool in 1934 as part of the Griffiths & Armour Insurance Broking practice. It was then sold to Charles Stanley plc in 2008.
The business offers financial services advice to corporate clients and their employees on a variety of employee benefit schemes including healthcare, death in service, income protection, flexible benefits, and pensions.
Inteb Managed Services Limited is a low energy and sustainability company set up in 2010 by Colin Jones to help businesses devise, implement and manage their energy and carbon emissions strategies in order to become more efficient and save costs.
The business enables organisations, some with multiple properties, to make significant energy savings often through simple changes in behaviour.
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).
A leading employee benefits advisory business in Liverpool has undergone a management buy-out (MBO) in a deal backed by a £1.4m equity investment from MSIF.
CS Financial Solutions Limited (CSFS), previously a subsidiary of Charles Stanley Group plc, whose headquarters is on Chapel Street has been bought by chief executive Paul McGuckin, managing director Craig Williams and commercial director Colin Nicol for £2m.
In or out? In. Why? As COO of MSIF I have seen first-hand the huge benefits of being part of the European Union and will definitely be voting ‘Remain’.
MSIF was set up in 1994 to manage funding through the European Objective One Programme. Objective One provided funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to develop regions whose GDP was significantly behind other parts of Europe which, at the time, included Merseyside.
The Future’s bright for MSIF as it raises £7m from a string of successful exits and also signs a further 4 year Start Up Loans contract
MSIF has added around £7m to its own funds through a string of successful exits from previous investments including from its stake in local software company Blue Prism when it recently floated on AIM.