Information for Business Advisers

The funds made available by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, are very keen to work alongside the banking, corporate finance and business adviser community to help you, help your clients.

If you are a business looking for business support – visit our Growth Hub page.

If your clients have a funding gap, The Midlands Engine Investment Fund may be able to help them start up, scale up or stay ahead by providing commercial finance through the Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of Concept and Equity Finance funds which it supports.

Making Deals Happen

The funds supported by the Midlands Engine Investment Fund will work with other lenders and investors to create financial packages to make deals happen. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund is able to finance businesses in most manufacturing and service sectors which are based in or relocating to Midlands - West Midlands and East and South East Midlands. See all Funds Available here.

The focus is on small to medium sized businesses. An SME is a business employing fewer than 250 employees, with an annual turnover of less than 50m Euros (=£45m) or balance sheet net assets of less than 43m Euros. The business cannot be part of a larger group employing more than 249 employees and where the group owns at least a 25% share of the business. To be eligible for funding from the fund that MEIF supports, an SME must have a material part of its operations, staffing or trading based in the MEIF area (or plan to establish such a presence within 2 years.)

The aim is to nurture regional entrepreneurship by providing investment and support for SMEs between 2017 and 2022.

Growth Hubs

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund and its partners will be working closely with the Growth Hubs who provide local business support

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If you would like to meet with one of MEIF's appointed Fund Managers to talk in more detail please go to Funds Available to find the Fund Managers operating in your area

Small Business Loans

£25k – £150k

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debt finance

Debt Finance

£100k – £1.5m

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equity finance

Equity Finance

£50k – £2m

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Proof of Concept

Up to £750,000

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Growth Hubs are centres for business advice and can help connect firms with funding options, support and expertise. There are 10 based across the Midlands, find your nearest here: https://t.co/7EzhAH9eqN https://t.co/qYJL4blRkG MidsEngInv photo

Worcestershire-based @RapidRetail has secured £98k from @B_C_R_S through the #MEIF in conjunction with #CBILS.

The finance boost will help the firm, which supplies modular retail units, to fulfil orders and protect jobs.

Read more in @insiderwestmids: https://t.co/9ANR7Ho2Kn https://t.co/DdPkIEmVqg
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#MEIF finance can be used to support buying machinery, hiring staff or expanding into new markets. A recent Early Assessment Report found that the Fund’s investment was enabling more businesses to export abroad.

Read the full report here: https://t.co/husSGZCYQu https://t.co/m3PNR6Jf0K
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We have launched a #MEIF LinkedIn. Follow the page for the latest investment news, Fund information and support on accessing finance: https://t.co/mhwkGSoAcr https://t.co/JOSv8rnRAQ MidsEngInv photo

The @BritishBBank’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is available to SMEs disrupted by COVID-19. #MEIF fund managers @B_C_R_S, @FinanceSE and @1st_Enterprise join partners providing up to £5m to UK SMEs.

Find out more about #CBILS: https://t.co/2xEu9sVTmd https://t.co/7PDOSn4uUl
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Worcestershire modular retail unit supplier secures coronavirus funding boost

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