News 2016

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18/11/2016

WM Coulthard repays six-figure advanced payment guarantee loan

Northumberland-based company WM Coulthard has fully repaid an advanced payment guarantee loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund managed by FW Capital. The investment allowed the company to successfully bid on three contracts worth more than £2.2 million.

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22/07/2016

Longhorns continues expansion with six figure investment

Newcastle-upon-Tyne headquartered independent restaurant chain, Longhorns BBQ Smokehouse is expanding its central smokehouse kitchen in Ouseburn thanks to a six figure investment from the North East Growth Plus Fund managed by FW Capital.

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05/07/2016

Training boost for Pacifica after co-investment from FW Capital and HSBC

Pacifica’s domestic repair engineering training school is welcoming its new cohort this week. Eight new trainees are hoping to join 35 academy alumni who are now employed by the firm. The training academy has been made possible thanks to a co-investment by HSBC and FW Capital through the North East Growth Plus Fund.

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26/05/2016

Over 1,000 jobs secured as North East Growth Plus Fund reaches £20.5 million milestone

A fund for North East businesses which has invested £20.5 million and helped create or safeguard 1,016 jobs has secured another £3.75 million for 2016.

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25/05/2016

Allison Routledge joins FW Capital’s North East team

Allison has joined the Billingham office as an Investment Executive where she will be working with Nicky Atkinson to provide short term finance for North East businesses through the £10 million Tees Valley Catalyst Fund.

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19/05/2016

Funding boost helps Merseyside mariner’s growth plans

A Wirral-based company which hires out safety boats and equipment as well as trained crews is expanding and creating 3 jobs with a five figure loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus managed by FW Capital.

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11/04/2016

Local jobs boost as £400,000 North East Growth Plus Fund loan helps Furniture Clinic expand

A Durham company set up by father and son Keith and Ben Staerck in 2004 is expanding with the backing of a £400,000 loan from the North East Growth Fund which is managed by FW Capital.

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05/04/2016

Tees Valley Unlimited fund is catalyst for £128m economic boost

Loans totalling £10m from a fund set up by Tees Valley Unlimited in 2013 have helped boost the economy in the North East by £128m in the last two-and-a-half years.

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08/03/2016

Pearson are moving up in the world

Specialist international removals business, E Pearson and Sons (Teesside) Ltd (Pearson), is aiming to more than double turnover in the next few years after receiving a six-figure investment from FW Capital.

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01/02/2016

North East Growth Plus Fund backing helps Newcastle energy consultants go for growth with energy-saving product

An energy consultancy based in Newcastle is expanding with the backing of a six-figure mezzanine loan from the North East Growth Plus Fund managed by FW Capital.

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11/01/2016

Funding boost helps Merseyside survey specialists get the measure of lucrative new markets

A Merseyside business specialising in hi-tech precision measurement services has secured a £130,000 loan from Tthe North West Fund for Loans Plus managed by FW Capital.

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