Finance East

Finance East 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 100 companies through the Regional Growth Loan Scheme, agreeing more than £13m of loans and leveraging a further £27m of other finance into growth orientated SMEs. Companies supported have created nearly 450 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.  

Regional Growth Loan  Growing Business Fund

Map of the Finance East Region

Finance East Region

Stuart Ager, Senior Fund Manager, talks about Finance East and how the Regional Growth Loan Scheme provides key funding to growth SMEs on a Podcast for Star Radio.