You can access free and impartial advice to maximize your chance of success by raising funds or looking for alternative sources of capital.
Who is the service for?
Our Access to Finance (A2F) service is aimed at SMEs across the North West*, whether they are seeking finance for the first time, have been declined by a lender and/or are looking for additional sources of funding.
We support businesses that need advice to maximise their success in raising finance, and those that are investigating alternative sources of capital.
* Restrictions apply. Some business sectors and regions are not included. Please contact the Business Growth Hub for further details.
About the service
The A2F team offers free and impartial advice, either on a one-to-one basis or through our regular Finance and Investment Ready Workshops. Areas covered by the service include:
Assessing a business’s financial position and funding requirements
Help developing business plans, financial forecasts and other supporting information
Help understanding the finance raising process and issues such as debt and equity finance
Support with identifying the most appropriate finance products
Coaching and mentoring to develop an investment proposition
Support at meetings with lenders and investors
Introductions to suitable finance providers including NW Business Angels