North West Business Growth Loans Fund

Delivered by River Capital, this debt fund provides an alternative source of commercial finance for SMEs across the North West & North Wales.

Providing loans between £100k – £500k that will be complementary to main stream funders where they may be limited to support. The Fund looks to support businesses at various stages of development and can consider working capital, capital expenditure, acquisitions, management buyouts and other growth related activities.

Commercial lending through the fund is sector agnostic with an aim to help create jobs and social outcomes which help meet the investors aims of improving commercial prosperity across the region.

Additionally, as well as having capacity to repay the loan, particular focus will be on applicants who demonstrate evidence of strong social impact and positive ESG outcomes as a result of the financial support.

At a glance

Loans between £100k - £500k
Available for early stage, growth capital, capital expenditure, acquisitions & succession planning
Available to SMEs in the North West

Get in touch with NWBLG Fund team:

Jim Moore

Investment Manager
jim.moore@rivercapitaluk.com
0151 236 4040

Jim Moore

Investment Manager

jim.moore@rivercapitaluk.com

0151 236 4040

What is my role?

I focus on purely Loan & Mezzanine Debt Funds assessing and recommending loans typically from £100k up to £1m across the North-West.

 

Hobbies or interests outside of work?

  • All things Glasgow Celtic
  • All things golfing
  • Holidays involving sunshine.

 

Favourite album?

Anything by the ‘Boss’.

John Gray

Head of Debt
john.gray@rivercapitaluk.com
0151 236 4040

John Gray

Head of Debt

john.gray@rivercapitaluk.com

0151 236 4040

What is my role?

As Head of Debt, I work with the team of Investment managers and oversee a portfolio of over £40m of debt funds, including the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, Flexible Growth Fund, and Business Growth Loan Fund 

I’m driven by the company’s long-term goals and ambitions and was particularly drawn to River Capital’s commitment to growing funds under management, which will enable us to provide more efficient and effective support to SMEs not only in the Liverpool City Region but beyond. 

Hobbies?

  • Golf
  • Running
  • Getting out into nature

Fave album? 

Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell