News 2015

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17/12/2015

Leading UK subsea specialist contractors is the latest North East company to secure funding from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund managed by FW Capital

Darlington-based Modus Seabed Intervention (Modus), which is part of the Tompkins UK Group, has secured a £170,000 short-term loan from the fund to finance the performance and warranty bond required to deliver a £1.7million contract in the offshore wind sector.

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14/12/2015

C-Probe expands into eco-construction and takes on more staff in St Helens with a loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus

International corrosion management specialist, C-Probe is moving into the emerging sustainable, low carbon, low energy construction products market thanks to a £250,000 loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus managed by FW Capital.

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29/09/2015

Finance Wales Group appoints Gareth Bullock as new Chairman

Gareth Bullock has been appointed Chairman of the Finance Wales Group and will take up the role from 1st October.

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24/09/2015

First Tees Valley Catalyst Fund loan for an advanced payment guarantee helps Dunston company win multi-million-pound 3-year contract

A short-term loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund, which is managed by FW Capital, helped a Gateshead-based company to win a multi-million-pound 3-year contract with the Port of Felixstowe.

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23/09/2015

Loans from The North West Fund for Loans Plus top £35 million, creating or safeguarding 1,700 jobs

Established businesses throughout the North West have benefitted from over £51 million of investment since 2011 thanks to The North West Fund for Loans Plus, creating or safeguarding over 1,700 jobs.

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15/09/2015

£1.6 million loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund helps Newton Aycliffe company secure £15 million of new contracts

A market leader in undersea cable protection systems based in Newton Aycliffe, is the latest North East company to secure funding from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund managed by FW Capital.

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21/08/2015

Established Merseyside medical systems company expands with £250,000 loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus

An international medical systems integrator based in Birkenhead is expanding thanks to a £250,000 loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus managed by FW Capital

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27/07/2015

North East offshore and marine engineering company secures £1.9m Tees Valley Catalyst Fund loan

Offshore and marine systems specialist, Techflow Marine has secured a £1.9 million loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund to finance the bonding it needed to complete contracts for some of the world’s largest companies including, Korean giants Samsung Heavy Industries, Daewoo and Hyundai.

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24/07/2015

FW Capital celebrates 2 years in the Tees Valley

It’s now two years since FW Capital set up its Tees Valley office in Billingham and the company, which manages the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund, has teamed up with Billingham RUFC to celebrate.

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12/06/2015

North East agency expands to offer something different backed by the North East Growth Plus Fund

One of the North East’s leading creative agencies is reaping the rewards of a two- year expansion plan backed by the North East Growth Plus Fund which is managed by FW Capital.

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07/04/2015

OBAS UK eyes up future growth thanks to substantial loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus

It already supplies the UK’s builders, plumbers, painters and decorators with tens of thousands of products and now OBAS UK has further expansion planned.

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26/03/2015

£200,000 Tees Valley Catalyst Fund loan helps Copperchase win $6 million oil refinery contract

A Cramlington-based company has won a $6 million contract with Hyundai Engineering & Construction to construct a new security fence for an oil refinery in Karbala, Southern Iraq.

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26/03/2015

A multi-million public-private funding package helps TCC build its new contact centre at Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone

One of the Wirral’s largest employers, The Contact Company (TCC), is using a multi-million package of public and private funding from Barclays, The North West Fund for Loans Plus as well as the Regional Growth Fund to construct its new state-of-art contact centre on the Wirral.

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23/01/2015

FW Capital strengthens its North West team with the appointment of new Investment Executive, Loz O’Connor

FW Capital, which manages the North West Fund for Loans Plus, has strengthened its North West team, appointing former senior banker, Loz O’Connor as an Investment Executive.

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21/01/2015

Liverpool City Region LEP and The North West Fund for Loans Plus team up for Merseyside businesses

Eligible small and medium-sized businesses operating in Merseyside that take advantage of a new scheme between Liverpool City Region LEP and FW Capital.

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16/01/2015

FW Capital investment and Let’s Grow grant is the right funding formula for Rokshaw’s growth

A Sunderland-based specialist pharmaceutical company is expanding with the backing of a £350,000 mezzanine debt investment from the North East Growth Plus Fund managed by FW Capital and a £75,000 Let’s Grow grant.

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14/01/2015

The North West Fund for Loans Plus brews up a £150,000 loan for Bootle’s Joe Black Coffee

A Bootle coffee roaster whose coffee is served at top restaurants and coffee shops across the North West is expanding thanks to a £150,000 loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus managed by FW Capital

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