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Corporate Finance North West
Funding Enterprise is devoted to growing great businesses. We are experts in access to finance and also understand the human and commercial processes which contribute to superior and sustainable growth.
Based in the NW, we are increasingly engaged with exciting businesses and ambitious economic development agencies across the UK.
This website is for business owners who are trying to grow their businesses, business angels who have expertise to share, and for advisers who are seeking to assist businesses to grow. It is also for those economic development professionals who share our passion for enteprise and growth.
MANUFACTURING We are in the final stages of preparing to launch The UK Manufacturing Accelerator, a heavily-researched and widely-supported initiative to fund better and develop more vigorously UK SME manufacturing. The public launch - invitation only - is scheduled for Wednesday 20th February.
Funding Enterprise makes funding and expertise more accessible for businesses with exciting growth potential. We are the national leaders in the research of SME access to finance and we engage constantly with economic development leaders who realise that new and more effective ways of enterprise support are required and with policy makers who realise that business funding must change.
We have an ongoing dialogue with all of the banks and with existing and emergent alternative debt funding providers.
We continually conduct and publish research on business funding, business angels activity, enterprise support and, locally, Manchester economic development and North West regional development.
We are the leading independent and self-funded focus for Manchester economic development and North West regional development.
We are the leading researchers into SME finance in the UK.
North West Super Angels ia a platform to improve the communication and interaction between early stage businesses and private investors. We are recognised as having assembled the leading evaluation and support capacity in the NW.
We welcome dialogue with both businesses who seek funding and also with seasoned experts in the development of young and ambitious companies.
Whilst we are interested in all growth stories, we have exceptional capability within sophisticated and ambitious software plays.
We also have a great passion for advanced manufacturing.
We have excellent links with local, regional, national and international venture funders and strive to understand the current trends and appetite for particularly opportunities.
We publish corporate finance guides and commentary on this website and its associated blog to help entrepreneurs, business angels, institutional investors and economic development agencies better understand the processes of business funding, corporate finance and value creation.
We have world class expertise and experience in the IT and online services sectors. We have developed into far and away the most productive IT/DIgital support network in the NW, if not the UK. We have expert colleagues and friends in numerous sub-sectors of IT/Digital. Our intent is to act as superconnectors, sparking sales, technology transfer, partnerships and marketplace focus.
FUNDING: You are at the start of considering a stragegic and long term funding strategy. OR, you have a funding offer but wish to explore its structure and implications. Bootstrap, business angels, venture funding, banking, IP licensing, or partnerships?
TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY: You suspect you have useful functionality but cannot quite work out where to position yourself within the overall technology mix, or where appropriate business funding may be found.
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE: You are at a development crossroads and facing critical issues on delivery.
MARKETPLACE POSITIONING: Partner? White label? Brand build? Channels or direct?
VALUE REALISATION & EXIT: Is it time to realise value? How far can it go? Corporate finance is a strategic art, as well as the process of business funding.
Information or comment on this site cannot in any way be construed as financial or investment advice as defined by legislation. Anyone seeking to attract or to provide financing and investment must avail of appropriate professional advice.