Finance and Funding - Invest in Manchester
Best UK city for business

Best UK city for business

Management Today 2019

Finance and Funding

  1. Manchester is a city committed to entrepreneurship and there are several organisations, initiatives and funding programmes designed to support businesses, helping them to grow and thrive.

    MIDAS can signpost businesses towards all the relevant initiatives and provide guidance on funding to enable growth and develop new products. Other areas of support include angel investment, accelerators, enterprise zones, knowledge transfer partnerships and tax relief.

    Get in touch with the expert MIDAS team today to find out how we can help you access the right finance and funding streams in Manchester.


    GC Business Finance

    GC Business Finance has a range of affordable business loans and services available to businesses in Manchester that are unable to obtain mainstream funding, delivered on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

    Business Finance Solutions has sanctioned more than £16 million in business loans to individuals partnerships and companies across Greater Manchester alone. The amount of finance available to access ranges from £500 up to £4,000,000, including:

    - New Enterprise Allowance (£500-£2500)

    - Start Up Loans (£500-25,000)

    - Business Loans for Greater Manchester and Cheshire (£3,000 - £100,000)

    - The North West Micro Fund (25,000 - £50,000)

    - Co Angel Investment service (£100,000 - £4,000,000)


    Business Growth Hub – Access to Finance

    Business Growth Hub’s Access to Finance (A2F) service provides SMEs in Greater Manchester with bespoke funding support, signposting the products and providers to unlock business growth.

    The team provide fully funded bespoke finance support for eligible businesses with no fees, commission or introduction costs.

    Their dedicated finance specialists have expert knowledge of public and private sector funding channels, helping local businesses to become investment ready, by identifying the most relevant sources of funding and assisting in discussions with potential investors.

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    Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city.

    Do you want to find out more about Manchester and how MIDAS can support your business relocation or expansion? Register here to receive useful resources about Manchester and MIDAS’ support package.


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  3. Relocation Support
  4. Property Solutions
  5. Recruitment Support
  6. Industry Networks and PR

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