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Eco-friendly clothing brand Inland Sea experiences wave of growth following investment

Sustainable clothing brand Inland Sea, based in Macclesfield, Cheshire has received a £27,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, managed by GC Business Finance in partnership with MSIF and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The investment will increase its capacity for manufacturing t-shirts out of seaweed and cotton.

Local radio show steals the mic with 14,000 listeners a day following Start Up Loans investment

After facing redundancy, Lorna Stewart, known by her stage name DJ Lornnah Stewart, was introduced to GC Business Finance who helped her to secure a Start Up Loan, which was used to fund the technical equipment needed to kick start her own music career.

Sam Patchitt, Investment and Portfolio Manager at GC Angels

Start-up founder takes on new role at GC Angels

Business consultant and founder of start-ups Yellow Label and Finstant, has started a new role as investment and portfolio manager at GC Angels. The appointment comes as the angel investment service seeks to broaden its support for Greater Manchester’s start-up scene.

Lapwing Deli in Didsbury

Lapwing Deli to get a revamp following investment from GC Business Finance

Lapwing Deli, in Didsbury, has secured a £70,000 loan from the Regional Growth Fund managed by Manchester-based social impact lender GC Business Finance. The loan will be used to help grow the business and support the creation of new full-time jobs.

Sir Roger Marsh OBE DL

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund supports thousands of skilled jobs across the North, report finds

Since its launch in 2017, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has increased productivity, employment and skills across the North, a report by independent research company SQW has found.

Left to Right: Paul Deighton, Matt Robinson, Alison Powell

GC Business Finance strengthens team to support SMEs in the North West

GC Business Finance has appointed two new senior loan managers, Paul Deighton and Alison Powell, to strengthen its team and support more businesses across the North West in 2022.