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  • Friday 12th July 2024

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Online / Innovation Centre

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Meet the Funders

Hosted by:

  • Sue Chambers – Investment Manager, River Capital
  • Louise Chapman – Investment Director, Praetura Ventures
  • Loz O’Connor – Fund Manager, FW Capital

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Join us for a Meet the Funders Session where you will an opportunity to learn more about the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II and meet the funders covering the North West.

The new £660 million Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II launched on 21 March 2024, offers a range of commercial finance options with debt finance from £25,000 to £2 million and equity investment up to £5 million.

The fund now covers the entire North including the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber and the whole of the North East.

The British Business Bank has appointed a team of dedicated fund managers to manage the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II.

These are GC Business Finance & River Capital, Praetura Ventures and FW Capital in the North West. Mercia and Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) across Yorkshire and the Humber and Maven and NEL Fund Managers in the North East.

Over 1250 businesses have expressed their interest in accessing the new £660m The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II (NPIF II), according to its appointed regional fund managers. This includes expressions of interest from over 490 businesses across the North West.  . We’re excited to see how NPIF II helps bring access to finance in the coming months, helping exciting entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses and hope you can join us for this session.


  • 10.30 am – Event Starts
  • 11.30 am – Event Finishes

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