Manchester Business Loans helps local businesses find finance, grow, and create/protect jobs.
StartUp loans and mentoring for young entrepreneurs aged 18-30 looking to start a business.
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Who we are
Business Finance Solutions is a Government-backed, Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) and a service of Economic Solutions Group. Established in 2002 it has a strong history in providing technical support and alternative business finance across the North West to Entrepreneurs who wish to start & grow their businesses.
As part of the Government’s Solutions for Business Services, BFS has a range of affordable business loans and services delivered on behalf on the Department for Business innovation & Skills (DBIS) by a team of experienced lending professionals. Business Finance Solutions has sanctioned over £6million in business loans to individuals, partnerships and companies across the Manchester Central, Manchester South and Cheshire regions whose businesses are unable to access mainstream finance.
As well as having a portfolio of business loans, the BFS wider services include delivering the North West Access to Finance service (A2F) offering specialist financial advice and support to SMEs across the entire North West and the North West Business Angels (NWBA); which helps to support entrepreneurs in addressing the finance gap by improving availability of informal ‘Angel’ equity in the region with investments typically ranging from £10,000 to £500,000
Recently BFS was awarded the DWP contract for the NEA Loan service across the Northwest region (excluding Merseyside), for individuals who are currently receiving Job Seekers allowance and who wish to start their own business.
Over the years we have sanctioned over 360 Loans and created and safeguarded over 1600 Jobs. Read some of our Case Studies here.
A business loan from Business Finance Solutions helped Manchester-based HH Films to grow. More information about HH Films can be found at: www.hhfilms.co.uk
News & Events
News / December 4, 2013
This month has seen the launch of Start Up Now which will see £15 million allocated to new start ups across the North West over the next two years,...
News / September 3, 2013
At the age of 16 Amy Varle from Bury was living in a hostel for the homeless. Now aged 28 and with an eight year old daughter Amy has set up her ow...
News / September 3, 2013
Manchester Business Loans has awarded £1m in business funding since it launched in April this year, by helping customers directly referred by banks.
News / April 17, 2013
Business Finance Solutions (BFS) has now awarded over £1.5m to young people aged 18-30 in the North West under the Government’s Start-Up Loans init...
After finding a gap in the market for a local English fish and chip shop, Lee and Wendy Ackroyd decided to open their own, vowing to use the best i...
BFS helped create a new Lancashire based Barbers with a £1,000 New Enterprise Allowance Loan
Rob Czlapka received £30,000 in order to start his uniquely styled hairdressing salon in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.
Manchester-based Business Finance Solutions has now lent over £6million to businesses in the North West as part of its Small Business Loan initiati...