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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.

PureCare secures £40,000 NPIF Loan

PureCare, which provides children’s residential care home services for local authorities around the country, has secured an £40,000 loan from the NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance Fund, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and managed by GC Business Finance and MSIF.

£5m funding boost for North West SME sector

An additional £5m of funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has been handed to GC Business Finance and MSIF to continue delivering loans from the NPIF-BFS & MSIF Microfinance Fund to small firms across the North West.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund surpasses £300m investment milestone

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has directly invested over £300m into 952 businesses across the North of England, alongside an additional £400m of private sector co-investment, taking its total delivery to more than £700m.