Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
Equity finance from £50,000 to £2 million for ambitious businesses located across the North West of England.
Take the next step in your growth journey
Funding available from £50,000 - £2 million
Equity Finance available for both start-ups and established businesses with growth ambitions.
Targeting businesses in the Northern Powerhouse region
Available to smaller companies located across the North West of England, Yorkshire & Humber and the Tees Valley.
Equity funding to support business growth
Funding packages can be tailored to individual business needs and growth strategy.
Available for start ups as well as established SMEs
For innovative and fast growing businesses at all stages of development.
About the Fund
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, in collaboration with the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), was created to support ambitious and entrepreneurial SMEs who are seeking the capital they require to fulfil their growth potential.
The NPIF Maven Equity Fund can invest between £50,000 and £2 million in earlier stage and established companies located across the Northern Powerhouse region.
Helping you grow your business
NPIF Maven Equity Finance is designed for small businesses that need funding to grow, and can support a wide range of business finance needs including:
Purchasing new machinery
Investing in new products
Hiring a new team
Filling gaps in working capital
SMEs we've supported across the Northern Powerhouse region
It has been great to find an investor in our home city of Manchester which shares our vision and we are looking forward to working with Maven to take our business to the next stage.
Adam Ward, CEO of Airtime Rewards
This investment from Maven is a strong endorsement of Cytox and our technology to improve success rates in the development of new Alzheimer’s drugs.
Dr Richard Pither, CEO of Cytox Group
Three years ago, we started Mojo with a clear vision to make everyone feel more confident about finding a great mortgage deal. This significant next step in our journey makes that vision a reality on a scale we could have only dreamt of back then. We’ll look to revitalise the UK mortgage ecosystem while creating remarkable digital experiences for both our colleagues and our customers.
Richard Hayes, CEO at Mojo Mortgages
The support from Maven allows us to further accelerate the growth of Relative Insight. We have a world class language analysis development centre in Lancaster, which along with our office in London is bringing better and simpler language analysis to all kinds of businesses. Expanding into the USA is the next logical step for us.
Ben Hookway, CEO at Relative Insight
Securing our position in the creative agency landscape has been hard fought and we are delighted with where we are and where we plan to be. Major new client wins is testament to the strength of our fantastic team and the ability to create new roles within the agency is enabling us to grow and develop.
Ray Sherlock, Director at Engage Hub
We are thrilled to have completed our series B funding round with the support of Maven and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. This funding provides Evove with the required resources to develop products to meet the market’s needs.
Andrew Greenaway, Executive Chairman of Evove
The Northern Powerhouse region
The Northern Powerhouse covers the North West, Yorkshire, the Humber and Tees Valley, supporting companies based in:
- Liverpool City Region
- Cheshire and Warrington
- York, North Yorkshire and East Riding
- Sheffield City Region
- Tees Valley
- Leeds City Region
- The Humber
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Meet the local team
Our investment and portfolio executives come from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds with collective experience and skills, built up over many years, of supporting fast-growing businesses throughout the UK. Our team is here to ensure that you are one step closer to fulfilling your business's growth potential.
Karen de Meza