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Start Up Loans Business Support Partners

A network of leading business support organisations with the expertise to help our customers secure a loan to start or grow their business.

What is a Business Support Partner?

It’s important to us that we give all our customers every opportunity to succeed. Not only when applying for a Start Up Loan, but when setting up and running their businesses in general. That’s why we employ a national network of business support partners whose experienced business advisers can provide the necessary support.

As well as helping applicants to prepare their business plans and cash flow forecasts, our business support partners assess final loan applications and provide ongoing mentoring to people whose loan applications are successful.

When you apply for a Start Up Loan, we assign you to one of our business support partners. Where possible, we try to match you with a business support partner that operates in your local area. The business support partner will pair you with a business adviser who will help you move things forward and be your key point of contact throughout the process.

Our business support partners operate in various regions and industries across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and we work closely with them to ensure that responsible lending decisions are made.

To make sure we can support you effectively, you’ll only be able to work with one business support partner and you won’t be able to change this once you’ve submitted your application.

Business Support Partners

The national and regional partners provide are experienced business advisers and are your key point of contact throughout the process.

Specialist Partners

These partners have a strong understanding of specific specialisms, and are able to deliver bespoke services for their customers including Post Loan Support.

Post Loan Support

The National Post Loan Support Partner offers free mentoring, online support services and webinars following the receipt of your Start Up Loan.

Business Support Partners

Details of our national and regional business support partners

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Specialist Partners

Details of our Specialist Partners

Post Loan Support

Details of our Post Loan Support Partner