News 2017

Read about FW Capital and the latest investments we've made in businesses.


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15/12/2017

Peter Capper boosts FW Capital's North West investment team

A successful fund management firm which is actively looking to provide development capital to ambitious businesses across Cumbria has strengthened its team in the county.

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05/12/2017

Cenergist warming up for further growth with new home energy efficiency scheme team

FW Capital has backed an expanding North East energy consultancy's plans to create new jobs in the Tees Valley and open up new revenue opportunities with a six-figure investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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21/11/2017

Rachael Guest joins investment firm FW Capital

Fund management firm FW Capital has added more than a decade's worth of financial services sector experience to its North East team with the recruitment of Rachael Guest to a portfolio executive position.

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20/11/2017

Northumberland developer secures first North East property fund loan

A Northumberland developer has become the first business to secure backing from a new £10 million property fund aimed at supporting smaller-scale North East construction and property development projects.

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13/11/2017

NPIF announces 100th investment from £400m fund

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has completed its 100th deal by providing £700,000 worth of equity finance to Microbiosensor Ltd, an innovative diagnostic solutions company

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07/11/2017

Green shoots of growth for office plant specialists with backing from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)

A Lancashire company which supplies and maintains living plants to businesses across the North West is expanding with a £150k loan from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, a product fund managed by FW Capital.

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01/11/2017

Greater Manchester dental laboratory secures funding from NPIF

Premplus Dental Labs based in Atherton is investing in new equipment and creating new jobs following an investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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20/10/2017

£250k NPIF loan cements Cheshire builders merchant’s growth plans

NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital, and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has backed Middlewich-based Duttons Builders Merchants with a £250,000 cash injection to support the company’s expansion with the creation of eight new jobs.

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12/10/2017

FW Capital expands Manchester team

FW Capital has appointed a new investment executive to work with the team in its Manchester office.

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01/09/2017

FW Capital announces £5m NPIF funding milestone

FW Capital, the fund management business which manages the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (“NPIF”) debt fund in the North West and Tees Valley regions has now lent more than £5m to SMEs across a broad range of sectors, including manufacturing, business services and engineering.

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25/08/2017

Manchester cloud business reaches for the sky with loan from NPIF

Manchester-based cloud and DevOps consultancy Steamhaus Ltd is expanding and creating 15 new jobs following an investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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20/07/2017

FW Capital appoints new Investment Executive to Tees Valley office

FW Capital has expanded its North East investment team and appointed Keith Barnes as Investment Executive. Keith joins the flourishing team of 18 delivering part of the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund in the North of England.

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28/06/2017

FW Capital appoints new Portfolio Executive in Manchester office

FW Capital has appointed Mark Gardiner as Portfolio Executive in the North West.

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21/06/2017

FW Capital performance bond helps Wilton Engineering win Hornsea One contract

Wilton Engineering (Wilton) has been awarded an £11 million contract to deliver 20 transition pieces for Steelwind, based in Germany. The project is part of Hornsea One, being developed by DONG Energy, which will be the largest offshore wind project in the UK. The contract has been supported by a performance bond loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund managed by FW Capital.

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13/06/2017

NPIF engineers first Tees Valley investment

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has facilitated £250,000 worth of debt funding to engineering firm ENEX Group, marking NPIF’s first investment in the region since it was launched earlier this year with support from the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The investment was made by NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, an NPIF product fund managed by FW Capital Limited.

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08/06/2017

FW Capital strengthens Northern Powerhouse delivery with new Cumbria office and team

Following February's successful launch of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), FW Capital has announced the opening of an office in Cumbria which will be the base of two dedicated Investment Executives.

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05/05/2017

North of England-based fund manager FW Capital has appointed three new members of staff to its North East team.

FW Capital is responsible for investing the £102m NPIF FW Capital Debt Finance in the Tees Valley as well as the £10 million Tees Valley Catalyst Fund and the new £10 million North East Property Fund.

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12/04/2017

Money flowing to businesses from £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

The £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has announced the first investments following its launch in February, with more than £240,000 going to four SMEs.

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05/04/2017

Tony Cullen appointed as first North East Property Fund Investment Executive

Tony Cullen has been appointed as the first investment executive to the new North East Property Fund, managed by FW Capital and backed by the North East LEP and Santander.

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05/04/2017

New £10 million property fund launched in North East

A £10 million property fund aimed at supporting smaller scale North East construction and property development projects will provide an important boost for the construction industry.

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22/02/2017

£400m Fund launches for Northern SMEs

The British Business Bank has today launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential.

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21/02/2017

Arcinova set to grow with £750,000 investment

Alnwick-based independent pharmaceutical contract research and development business Arcinova is set to grow thanks to a £750,000 loan from the North East Growth Plus Fund, managed by FW Capital.

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