Our Purpose:

Our primary goalĀ is to provide tailored funding solutions and support for ambitious and innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to help them achieve their maximum potential. This includes the provision of fund management services and the management of business angel networks.

FSE C.I.C. is an independent not-for-profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) whose surpluses are reinvested in the business, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. FSE C.I.C. has a number of subsidiary companies to deliver its funds and services, which are collectively referred to as The FSE Group. All regulated activities are delivered through FSE Fund Managers Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Finance East Limited delivers funding for businesses based in the East of England region. A full list of companies that fall under FSE C.I.C and their regulators can be found here.

Our Approach:

We pride ourselves in taking a holistic approach to the funding needs of our clients, working with them closely to understand their business and their funding requirements. Whether working with early stage companies to prepare them for investment, sourcing and providing finance from our funds under management or via our business angel networks, or assisting with business development through training and other support, we offer a broad range of expertise to SMEs wanting to grow.

Our Funds, Networks and Services:

Funds managed by us typically lead the investors in their asset class. The FSE Group manages both debt and equity funds and, as a cornerstone investment, ours can act as a key building block to leverage in additional finance.

In addition to our funds under management we help SMEs secure funding from private investors through our business angel networks and investor clubs, which link growing businesses looking for equity with our pool of active investors.