Business Enterprise Fund Business Enterprise Fund

Business Enterprise Fund is a not for profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses who are unable to raise finance from mainstream lenders.

As a social enterprise, our profits are re-invested in the company to further our social aims.

Founded in Bradford, BEF began lending to small businesses in the local area with an initiative to encourage growth in the economy that would impact on peoples lives. Over the last 11 years, we have lent to a wide range of businesses, from one-man bands and start ups, through to established multi-site companies. BEF have a growing team and have spread across the North East of England, as well as North and West Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire.

Our Offer

Unsecured finance – pre-start to established businesses, for up to 100% of the funding need.

Business face to face – impersonal letters and automated telephone services are not our style, all our clients have relationship managers who meet them regularly.

We are not algorithm driven – each client is recognised as an individual and their business is assessed in the same way.

Personal tailored advice – all loans are individually designed to meet the needs of each client.


  • Regions: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Telephone 0800 080 3145
  • Website View website

Business Support & Offered Services

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