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The latest news, case studies and events from GC Business Finance.

NPIF funding provides a significant boost to a digital marketing agency.

A digital marketing agency headquartered in Manchester has recently secured funding from NPIF – River & GC Microfinance, managed by GC Business Finance (GCBF). Digital Media Stream received an £18,000 Start Up Loan from the British Business Bank via GCBF in 2014. This financing facilitated business expansion, with the team also benefiting from various Growth Company services.

Fresh Perspective Boosted by Five-Figure GC Business Finance Loan

A recruitment firm based in Chorley is seeking expansion and increased operational efficiency following the acquisition of a significant five-figure funding injection.

GC Business Finance Supports Expansion of Manchester LGBTQ+ bookshop

Manchester-based independent LGBTQ+ bookstore, QueerLit, has secured a £100,000 loan to facilitate its expansion. The funding provided by NPIF – River & GC Microfinance, managed by GC Business Finance (GCBF), as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

GC Business Finance Helps 200 Entrepreneurs on Their Path to Success with NPIF Fund

The funding has been provided by NPIF-GC and River Microfinance, which is managed by GC Business Finance (GCBF) and River Capital. Loans of between £25,000 and £100,000 have been deployed into the region’s small business community since 2017.

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Stockport-based digital media agency successfully secures financial boost from NPIF

9Ways Digital Media, headquartered in Stockport, is a digital media solutions company that recently secured a £55,000 loan from NPIF Microfinance.


Serenity Booksellers makes a powerful entrance following the successful acquisition

Serenity Booksellers, a family-owned bookshop in Romiley, has experienced a successful beginning following the acquisition of a £50,000 Start Up Loan. Founded by Kelly and Chris Willocks in November 2022 and opening its doors in April 2023, Serenity Booksellers strives to revitalise local retail by fostering a love for reading within the community.