Finance East Limited is The FSE Group’s regional funding organisation for the six counties of the East of England.
Finance East provides an alternative source of loan finance to support high-growth businesses based in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire (see map below). As fund manager for the East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme, Finance East offers loan finance to established SMEs seeking to implement growth strategies.
Since establishment in 2009, it has supported over 85 companies through the Regional Growth Loan Scheme, agreeing more than £12m of loans and leveraging a further £25m of other finance into growth orientated SMEs. Companies supported have created nearly 400 new jobs in the region.
The Regional Growth Loan Scheme is funded by HM Government via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The scheme has capacity for more lending and the Finance East team are keen to discuss opportunities – please contact us for more information.
Finance East manages a further fund in the Business Angel Co-Investment Loan Scheme, which offers up to 40% match funding against business angel investment into qualifying companies.
Map of the Finance East Region