Growth finance

Growth Finance

When you're searching for finance for your business it can be overwhelming. There are so many options to choose from and you don't want to find yourself spending days (or even weeks!) sending out application after application to lenders who aren't suitable.

You need to find a lender that not only meets the needs of your business, but that you can trust. It's not as simple as accepting money from the first lender who's willing to give it to you, as tricky terms and conditons and tiny fine-print could lock you into a repayment contract that could cause havoc to your finances. That's why all of the business finance services that we offer at Business West are local, trusted and tailored to your needs.

How we can help

Our team of friendly business advisers and finance experts are here to help you every step of the way, from assessing your business needs, to matching you with the right lender, and walking you through the applicaton process. There is no cost to speak with our advisers, so get in touch today and discover your path to finance success.

There are a number of locally available finance programmes that can be accessed to support your business growth and boost your sales and profits and we can help you take the next step in your business growth with the Funder Finder, Business Finance Finder, the South West Regional Loan Fund, and Funding Circle.  

Funder Finder

Search for business funding in just a few minutes with the HM Treasury and British Business Bank approved Funder Finder. Delivered by Alternative Business Funding in partnership with Business West.
  • One application reaches 130 lenders
  • Funds available from £500 to £50 million
  • Complete your application in just a few minutes 

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Business Finance Finder

Trusted by thousands of SMEs, the Business Finance Finder powered by Finpoint in association with Business West, is a one-stop-shop for your funding needs. Taking a whole to market approach, the funding platform is well placed to find a home for your funding needs among high street banks, alternative finance providers, crowdfunding platforms, investors as well as grant and R&D options.
  • One online application - hundreds of options
  • Free investor readiness check
  • Algorithmic matchmaking technology with a human touch

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South West Regional Loan Fund

The South West Regional Loan Fund provides loans of £10,000 to £100,000 to eligible small and medium sized companies that have been unable to raise sufficient funding from their bank. The application process is straightforward and we aim to give you a decision within 15 working days.
  • We say yes when banks say no
  • Access up to £10,000
  • Our friendly team will help you through the application process

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Funding Circle

Funding Circle helps businesses grow and prosper through helping them access fast and flexible finance. Since launching in 2010, more than £2.5 billion has been lent to over 26,000 UK businesses.
  • Flexible source of funds
  • No early repayment fees
  • You choose the term

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  • Enterprise success

    In the last six years the Business West enterprise team have helped hundreds of South West businesses to start-up and grow.

  • Small business workshops

    Whether you're starting a new business or need a boost to help you grow, our small business workshops can teach you the skills you need for success. From using social media effectively and running a successful crowdfunding campaign, to strategic market planning and business planning and finance, workshops are available to suit all your business needs.