Our Access to Finance service works with Lancashire businesses to assist them in raising finance to fund their growth. Our specialists provide one-to-one support with developing business plans, financial forecasts, investment readiness and applications for funding.

The team have access to a diverse and expansive network of finance providers and funding outlets and cover all corporate finance products available, including:

  • Loans & overdrafts
  • Venture Capital
  • Business Angels
  • Cash Flow Finance
  • Asset Finance
  • Invoice Finance
  • Crowd Funding
  • Grants

We’ve had some excellent feedback on our service, including:

“Access to Finance was a huge help in securing finance and a service I would definitely recommend.”
– Celia Gaze, The Wellbeing Farm

“Without the help from A2F it is difficult to see how we could have got the business off the ground.”
– David Sussex, Remexx

Who is it for?

Lancashire based ambitious SMEs* with the ability to grow their business. As the programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund you must not be a retailer, business-to-consumer focused organisation, or subject to an EU sector restriction.

* SME – Small to Medium Enterprises must employ fewer than 250 full-time people with a turnover of less than £40m.

How does it work?

  • You can find out more about the programme by filling out the application form on this page or calling Boost Business Lancashire on 0800 488 0057.
  • One of our specialists will contact you to arrange an initial meeting followed by a full financial appraisal and recommendation.
  • You will then be given a list of activities to complete in order to access the recommended funding route, and the specialist will work with you to complete this.
  • We can also introduce you to other forms of relevant business support through our network.

What does the service cost?

The service is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Lancashire County Council, as such there is no direct cost to the clients we work with.

Additional information:

The Access to Finance Service is provided by the Manchester Growth Company in association with Lancashire County Council.

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