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From guides to interviews, Boost's Finance Hub aims to help business owners and decisions makers grow their knowledge and understanding of the business finance landscape.

Financial guides

Five ways to help SMEs manage cash flow in the current economic climate 03 AccessToFinance
6th June 2024
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Financial Guides
Five ways to help SMEs manage cash flow in the current economic climate
Mark Gibbons, Access to Finance – lead adviser, outlines five ways to help SME business leaders tackle cash flow issues
Finance Hub Glossary 07 AccessToFinance
23rd May 2024
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Financial Guides
Finance Hub Glossary
A financial glossary to help decision makers understand financial terminology for scaling, growing and starting a business.
Guide to the Northern Powerhouse Fund II (NPIF 2) 12 AccessToFinance
3rd April 2024
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Financial Guides
Guide to the Northern Powerhouse Fund II (NPIF 2)
Understand the fund's aim and objectives, and improve your chances of accessing the fund to benefit your business.
The five important Cs when approaching a bank or debt provider for business funding AdobeStock_603264774   BB Blog
13th February 2024
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Financial Guides
The five important Cs when approaching a bank or debt provider for business funding
At some point in the life of their business, most owners will need to look externally for funding. This may include help with startup costs, supporting business growth or in due course a business exit strategy.

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Finance news and insights

YFM Equity Partners and Par Equity Announce £8.7million Investment into EV Charging Software Innovator FUUSE web
6th June 2024
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YFM Equity Partners and Par Equity Announce £8.7million Investment into EV Charging Software Innovator
YFM Equity Partners (YFM) and Par Equity, alongside an angel syndicate have announced an £8.7m growth capital investment into Fuuse Limited - a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging software.
Boost launches new Investment Academy to help prepare Lancashire businesses for equity investment Investment Academy   web image
24th May 2024
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Boost launches new Investment Academy to help prepare Lancashire businesses for equity investment
Boost’s Access to Finance service has launched a new Investment Academy designed to help businesses better understand how to secure equity investment.
Lancashire’s business leaders come together to discuss the missing piece in the county’s funding ecosystem Roundtable
5th April 2024
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Lancashire’s business leaders come together to discuss the missing piece in the county’s funding ecosystem
Buoyed by a devolution deal, Lancashire’s business leaders discussed the missing piece in the jigsaw in the county’s funding ecosystem
Launch of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II provides £660m boost for small businesses AdobeStock_318709333   Preston
22nd March 2024
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Launch of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II provides £660m boost for small businesses
The British Business Bank has launched its new Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II, a £660m fund set to cover the entire North of England.
Refreshed Boost Access to Finance service brings in two new advisers Access to Finance with LCC   FINAL
22nd February 2024
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Refreshed Boost Access to Finance service brings in two new advisers
Lancashire’s Boost Access to Finance service has recruited two new advisers as part of a new-look support programme designed to help ambitious Lancashire businesses secure finance to achieve their growth ambitions.
Lancashire entrepreneur secures Dragons' Den investment to take edible dog birthday card business global 1 SCOFF PAPER   web
16th February 2024
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Lancashire entrepreneur secures Dragons' Den investment to take edible dog birthday card business global
A Lancashire entrepreneur has secured £50,000 from investors on BBC One's Dragons’ Den programme.
Finance Hub Q&A: Delyth Edwards Delyth Edwards
17th November 2023
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Finance Hub Q&A: Delyth Edwards
Delyth Edwards is a senior manager at British Business Bank, the UK’s economic development bank, working with more than 200 delivery partners such as banks and venture capital funds.
Accrington sheet metal specialist receives funding from Rosebud Finance Pharma Sheet Metal 1
13th November 2023
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Accrington sheet metal specialist receives funding from Rosebud Finance
Metal fabricator, Pharma Sheet Metal (PSM), has secured a £200k loan from Rosebud Finance to support its continued growth.
Finance Q&A: Steve Molyneux BOO_QA_Steve Molyneux
1st November 2023
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Finance Q&A: Steve Molyneux
Steve Molyneux is an investment executive at FW Capital, an investment service providing flexible finance to dynamic businesses in the North and South West of England. Steve shares his top tips relating to business funding.
Leaders hail success of Lancashire network connecting tech entrepreneurs with funders FHundED_Investment_Talk
23rd October 2023
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Leaders hail success of Lancashire network connecting tech entrepreneurs with funders
A new investment community in Lancashire is already helping business owners in the technology and digital sector connect directly with debt and equity funding providers from across the UK after just two events.
Finance Q&A: Claire Alvarez BOO_ClaireAlvarez_QAs
13th October 2023
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Finance Q&A: Claire Alvarez
Claire Alvarez is a partner of Foresight Group, a sustainability-led alternative assets and SME investment manager. Here, she shares some insights on business funding.
My funding journey: Secret Garden Glamping’s Derry Green reflects on Access to Finance support Secret Garden web
6th October 2023
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My funding journey: Secret Garden Glamping’s Derry Green reflects on Access to Finance support
After accessing external funding for the first time earlier this year, Secret Garden Glamping has almost doubled in size. The company is now agreeing a significantly larger loan from a commercial provider.
Darwen vehicle storage facility on expansion drive following funding support from Lancashire’s Access to Finance service East Lancashire Vehicle Storage Solutions web
19th September 2023
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Darwen vehicle storage facility on expansion drive following funding support from Lancashire’s Access to Finance service
A Darwen vehicle storage facility based has recruited two additional members of staff after installing new infrastructure at its site using funds secured with the help Access to Finance Lancashire.
Finance Q&A: James Cole James Cole Funding Hub QA
8th August 2023
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Finance Q&A: James Cole
James Cole is founder of Panache Cruises, an online luxury cruise retailer based in Chorley which has received two separate loans from Rosebud. He shares insights on how the funding has supported the business and tips for other businesses looking at external finance.
New Lancashire Finance Hub launched to better link ambitious business leaders with funding providers Funding Hub montage web
4th August 2023
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New Lancashire Finance Hub launched to better link ambitious business leaders with funding providers
Lancashire companies seeking funding are being advised to visit a new funding hub which has been launched by Lancashire County Council and the LEP.
Finance Q&A: Mark Gibbons BOO_FundingHub_QAs
1st August 2023
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Finance Q&A: Mark Gibbons
Mark Gibbons is senior access to finance specialist at Boost Access to Finance. He shares some insights on business funding.
Finance Q&A: Alan Reid BOO_FundingHub_QAs3
26th July 2023
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Finance Q&A: Alan Reid
Alan Reid is an innovation growth specialist at RTC North and part of the Innovate UK EDGE programme. He shares his top tips for businesses seeking funding.
Finance Q&A: Jonathan Nelson BOO_FundingHub_QAs2
19th July 2023
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Finance Q&A: Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson is fund manager for Rosebud, a Lancashire business loans provider and a proven alternative lender to high street banks and traditional finance providers. Jonathan shares his top tips relating to business funding.
Finance Q&A: Alison Powell BOO_FundingHub_QAs 1
11th July 2023
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Finance Q&A: Alison Powell
Alison Powell is a senior loan manager at GC Business Finance. Here, she shares some insights into how to secure funding and what mistakes to avoid.
Finance Q&A: Ian Moore BOO_FundingHub_QAs2 1
4th July 2023
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Finance Q&A: Ian Moore
Ian Moore is managing director of Blackburn-based TymeOnline, which offers marketplace solutions via online sales channels such as eBay, Amazon, OnBuy and B&Q amongst others. Here, Ian shares some valuable tips from his own funding journey.

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