Funding for businesses across the Northern Powerhouse

Equity finance from £50,000 to £2 million for ambitious businesses located across the North West of England.

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Take the next step in your growth journey

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Funding available from £50,000 - £2 million

Equity Finance available for both start-ups and established businesses with growth ambitions.

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Targeting businesses in the Northern Powerhouse region

Available to smaller companies located across the North West of England, Yorkshire & Humber and the Tees Valley.

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Equity funding to support business growth

Funding packages can be tailored to individual business needs and growth strategy.

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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:

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Purchasing new machinery

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Capital Expenditure

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Export Finance

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Investing in new products

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Hiring a new team

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Filling gaps in working capital

SMEs we've supported across the Northern Powerhouse region

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The Northern Powerhouse region

The Northern Powerhouse covers the North West, Yorkshire, the Humber and Tees Valley, supporting companies based in:

  • Liverpool City Region
  • Lancashire
  • Manchester
  • Cumbria
  • Cheshire and Warrington
  • York, North Yorkshire and East Riding
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • Leeds City Region
  • The Humber

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.

Alex Rothwell
Alex Rothwell

Senior Investment Manager

Bill Nixon
Bill Nixon

Managing Partner

David Kemp
David Kemp

Portfolio Director

Dean Cox
Dean Cox

Senior Investment Manager

Gavin Bell
Gavin Bell

Senior Investment Manager

James Darlington
James Darlington

Senior Investment Manager

James Rosthorn
James Rosthorn

Senior Investment Manager

Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson

Investment Director

Karen de Meza
Karen de Meza

Portfolio Director

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland

Investment Manager

Ryan Bevington
Ryan Bevington

Partner

Simon Robb
Simon Robb

Portfolio Manager

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