CDFA member Finance For Enterprise (originally Donbac) has been supporting the start-up and growth of SMEs since 1985, as one of the first enterprise agencies and business loan funds in the region.
To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, the company hosted a summer afternoon of racing at Doncaster Racecourse to thank key partners and intermediaries who have shown continued support along the way.
Finance For Enterprise Managing Director, Arthur Foreman, said: “We’re extremely proud of our track record in supporting businesses over a number of decades and are ambitious to maintain support in the future.
“We were thrilled that so many of our friends and colleagues came along to help us mark this important milestone in our history, because they have been instrumental in helping us achieve a record level of investments in the past year of almost £6million. The improving economy will create additional demand for finance which fails to meet bank lending criteria and we will continue to support viable businesses where mainstream funding is not available.
“Since 2009, we have loaned more than £12million to over 600 businesses and helped to create hundreds of jobs. The economic impact value to the local economy during this period has been calculated to be £38million. We are passionate about supporting viable businesses and want to contribute to making 2015 successful for our region”.