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MEBC Access to Finance Event Posted on Mar 9, 2018


MEBC Access to Finance Event The Midlands Environmental Business Company is hosting a SME access to finance event in Birmingham, West Midlands. The event will help business owners decide what small business finance is available to SMEs in the region. National and regional studies consistently highlight that access to finance is one of the biggest barriers to growth for small businesses. SMEs find it difficult to access finance between £0-£150,000, even though companies of this size make up over60% of private sector employment and the UKs future prosperity hinges on SME innovation.

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The Development of Parity - Business Credit Network for the West Midlands Posted on Feb 28, 2018


The Development of Parity - Business Credit Network for the West Midlands West Midlands Business Credit Network Parity has evolved from a two year project researching a local currency for Birmingham, modelled on the Bristol Pound. The project provided the basis of a working group to explore the potential for an alternative currency in Birmingham. Research conducted included engaging with other local currency models in UK and European markets, allowing the project to fully understand the benefits and limitations for the initiatives.

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Launch of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund Posted on Feb 22, 2018


Launch of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund West Midlands businesses could benefit from greater access to finance Three funds have been launched that can provide a combined £100million worth of equity investment to businesses in the Midlands. The finance will join the wider offerings of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund and promoted by the Secretary of State Sajid Javid on 22nd February 2018. It will join a wider range of financial solutions, including debt and small business loans offered through the fund, which was originally launched by the British Business Bank.

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