British Business Bank

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What is the Business Support?

The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that’s helped more than 74,000 growing businesses find the right finance option to help them reach their next ambition. Their aim is to make finance markets work better for small businesses in the UK at all stages of their development: starting up, scaling up and staying ahead.

The British Business Bank doesn’t lend or invest directly. Instead they work with over 100 partners such as banks, leasing companies, venture capital funds and web-based platforms. Businesses apply for finance through their partners who, because they work with us, can lend and invest more, especially to younger and faster growing companies.

Their programmes are designed to bring benefits to smaller businesses that are start-ups, high growth, or simply viable but underfunded. They include products such as Angel Funds, Equity Financing, Loans, etc.

The British Business Bank Finance Growth Information Hub helps businesses to understand and discover the finance options that could enable them to grow. It includes lots of videos and guides and hints and tips about the different types of finance. The Find my Business Finance Options is a simple six step tool that will generate a tailored list of the finance options that might be suitable for a business.

If you would like to receive updates on the work of the British Business Bank, you can sign up to their mailing list.


Eligibility Criteria will apply to each of the programmes. Please read the information provided for each programme for full details.

How to find out more?

The British Business Bank website provides information about funding for businesses looking to Start Up, Scale Up or Stay Ahead of the competition.


Contact information:

British Business Bank


British Business Bank Steel City House West Street Sheffield S1 2GQ

0114 206 2131