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Here at Business Finance Solutions we work with a wide range of partners across Manchester and the wider North West. We are continuously developing our relationships with public and private sector partners to ensure our services are easily accessible in the marketplace.

The aim of the British Business Bank is to make finance markets work better for small businesses in the UK at all stages of their development: starting up, scaling up and staying ahead. The British Business Bank is 100% government owned, but independently managed. It brings expertise and government money to the smaller business finance markets. We don’t lend or invest directly. Instead we work with over 80 partners such as banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and web-based platforms to unlock up to £10 billion of new finance and bring greater choice and information on finance options to smaller businesses. 

EY is committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration, delivering exceptional client service across their four service lines – Assurance, Tax, Advisory and Transaction Advisory Services.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is a unique model of governance for a city region, provided for by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. 
Whilst it builds on the AGMA model of voluntary collaboration between local authorities through a Joint Committee, the GMCA is a statutory body with its functions set out in legislation. These functions, which cover the Greater Manchester area, include all the transport functions previously overseen by GMITA, plus some economic development and regeneration functions. 

The Growth Company is a group of companies whose purpose is to drive forward Greater Manchester’s economic development. You can find out about the services delivered by each of our companies on this website as well as the latest news and events from GC.

The aspiration at NatWest is to help their customers, the communities they operate in and the economy to prosper.  NatWest understands that for businesses to thrive they need to develop partnerships. Their Business, Commercial and Corporate Banking Teams provide relationship based banking to a wide range of businesses from start ups to large corporates. They are helping people to explore enterprise, develop their skills and start up in business, whatever their background. They want to encourage more people, in more communities, to embrace an entrepreneurial culture and aim to help close the generational enterprise gap.

The UK Business Angels Association is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment in the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). It has superseded the BBAA and was re-launched in its new strengthened role in July 2012. Each year private investors account for between £800 million and £1 billion of early stage investment in the UK – the single largest source of early stage capital in this country.

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.