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BUSINESS Enterprise Fund

Stand Number: I02

Contact Name: Nicholas Kendall

Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) is a not-for-profit social enterprise, set up to provide flexible finance, up to £150,000, to SMEs in the North that will help them thrive and grow when other lenders can’t fully assist.

Founded in Bradford in 2004, BEF began lending to small businesses in the local area with an initiative to encourage growth in the economy and provide a positive impact on job creation and communities. In that time, we have helped launch over 1,000 businesses, creating or safeguarding 3,000 jobs and adding £125m to the region’s economy.

 Sectors: Trade Finance, Commercial Finance, Start-up Loans

Website: www.befund.org