Supporting SMEs Through Covid-19

Whilst the national situation regarding Covid-19 continues to change on a daily basis, we want to provide some clarity around how The FSE Group will continue to support SMEs through this period of unprecedented uncertainty.

Our teams, working to deliver support to scaleup enterprises across all the funds we manage, recognise that the months ahead will be challenging in ways we could not have predicted. But we also know that UK businesses are both resilient and creative and that, for many, this period will provide an opportunity to focus on how to strengthen their proposition when we come through this global crisis.

To that end our team is now working remotely, like much of the UK, so that we can carry on providing growth funding and support to SMEs across Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, the Midlands, the East and South East of England and Greater London.

Our teams can be contacted via email as follows:

Greater London Investment Fund: glif@thefsegroup.com

Midlands Engine Investment Fund: meif@thefsegroup.com

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Investment Fund: ciosif@thefsegroup.com

Herts LEP SME Growth Loan Scheme: gordon.brock@thefsegroup.com

East of England Regional Growth Loan Scheme: stuart.ager@thefsegroup.com

Thames Valley Berkshire Funding Escalator: tvbfunding@thefsegroup.com

Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator: em3funding@thefsegroup.com

Coast to Capital Funding Escalator: c2cfunding@thefsegroup.com

If you are working with any businesses that are looking ahead and for which our funding could be relevant, please do get in touch. We know there will be businesses that may have previously thought they could use their own retained cash/capital to fund future growth, but which will now be used to trade through this difficult period and therefore, in order to grow again, they should consider external funding. The funds we manage are directly related to growth.

In the meantime, as you know, the Government is regularly updating its package for supporting businesses through this difficult time and that includes the Business Interruption Loan Scheme. More details of the support being provided can be found here.