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Latest News

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.

Liverpool-based construction training company expands with £45,000 investment from MSIF

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.

MSIF investment helps expand biometric security business

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.

CS Financial Solutions

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.