Midlands Engine Investment Fund: Debt Finance

This fund is aimed at growing SMEs with a viable business expansion proposal unable to obtain part or all of their debt funding requirement from the private sector, due to lack of collateral or track record.

Key Features

Midlands Engine Investment Fund growth loans from £100,000 – £1,500,000.

Loans are available over 1-5 years; bespoke repayment profiles will be considered.

Security, interest and fees will be individually tailored and reflective of the Funds risk appetite.

Debentures will be taken but may be subordinated, partial personal guarantees maybe required.


To apply to the Fund, the business must*:

Be an SME established as a limited company.

Have a material part of its operations based in the Midlands.

Have a viable business plan and compelling commercial potential.

Funds can be used for expansion-related activities that will deliver substantial growth impact within the Midlands region, including:

  • Sales & marketing activity, Hiring new staff, New product development, Exporting Abroad, Purchasing New Equipment, Entering new markets

*Other eligibility conditions exist, reflective of the requirements of the Fund stakeholders. In particular, restrictions apply which prohibit support to a business defined as “undertaking in difficulty” Please speak with a Fund Manager who will be able to guide you as to any eligibility factors which may affect our ability to consider loan support.

  • Andy Moss Head of Funds Midlands
  • Kerry Haughton Investment Manager
  • David Price Investment Manager
  • Chirag Mistry Investment Manager
  • Leo Magee Investment Manager
  • Harriet Saunders Fund Executive

Step 1 Download and complete a Pre-Application form
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Midlands Engine Investment Fund: Debt Finance
Step 2 Post or email the completed form to:
FSE Fund Managers Limited,
The Lewis Building ,
Bull Street,
B4 6EQ.

0121 803 7988
Exclusions: Exclusions apply - please contact a fund manager for more information.