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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.

New National Business Support Partner for Start Up Loans

GC Business Finance has been awarded a new national contract under the Start Up Loans scheme as lead Business Support Partner (BSP).

Luxury Cruise Retailer on Track for Major Growth

Chorley-based digital business which started selling luxury cruises at the height of the pandemic, is set for a stellar new year. Panache Cruises' success has been driven forward thanks to a second round of funding from Rosebud Finance.

SolidTek celebrates after achieving NSF International CIAS certification

Knowsley-based specialist chemical manufacturer SolidTek are celebrating a spate of award wins, after becoming the first company globally to achieve NSF International CIAS certification (formally known as “Build Cert”) for its solid chemical inhibitor. It is also the first in the world to achieve ISO:14001 for its environmental management system for its solid chemical products.

Childcare Business Experiences Rapid Growth After Loan

A Wilmslow-based childcare business has experienced rapid growth which is set to continue following a £75,000 loan from NPIF - GC & River Microfinance, which is managed by GC Business Finance in partnership with River Capital as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).