Industry, innovation and investment in the North
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), in partnership with TheBusinessDesk.com is holding a series of webinars that will look at the funding options available to entrepreneurs across the North.
The first event will take place via zoom at 10am on 28 January and focus on innovation – a subject that the North has a long tradition of leading.
Attendees hear from two business leaders, Dr Natalie Kenny of BioGrad Diagnostics and Chris Yates the CEO of Abingdon Health, two companies that have through the challenging times of 2020 invested in innovation ensuring they not just survive but thrive.
Other speakers include: Roger Marsh OBE DL, chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and the NP11, Joanne Whitfield, fund director, NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, and Grant Peggle, director at British Business Bank.
The £500m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund was established in 2017 with the ambition to transform the funding landscape across the North of England and help to create economic prosperity on par with London and the South East.
To date, NPIF has directly invested more than £221m, in deals that have attracted an additional £242m of investment from the private sector.
This is helping business owners that had previously been under-served by traditional lenders to expand, enter new markets and create thousands of new jobs.