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Business Enterprise Fund

Social Enterprise Start Ups Win Big

17 June 2015 10:15


Two start-up Yorkshire businesses have been busy receiving awards. BEF clients York Cocoa House and Bradford Brewery have been honoured with ‘Young Director of the Year’ and ‘Best New Business’ awards in two separate awards ceremonies.

BEF helped both businesses get up and running with Start Up loans, in addition to providing expertise and continued mentoring.

Sophie Jewett, the founder of chocolate café York Cocoa house is overwhelmed at her achievement of ‘Young Director of the Year’ at the Institute of Directors Yorkshire and Humber Director of the Year awards.

Her hand made chocolates and hot chocolate have attracted thousands of visitors and locals from the streets of York since 2011.

Bradford Brewery Matthew Halliday was honoured to pick up his ‘Best New Business’ award at The Telegraph and Argus Bradford Means Business Awards. Established only in July 2014, the brewery has had a big impact on the ever popular craft beer market and has generated much interest via Twitter.

If you’ve been refused by the banks, it’s not the end of the line for accessing finance for your business. With our help it could be the beginning.


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About Business Enterprise Fund

The Business Enterprise Fund is a social enterprise that lends money to businesses in West & North Yorkshire & the North East, who are unable to get lending from the banks. As a social enterprise there are no share holders – all profits generated are reinvested into the business.

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