Work with us

When The Start Up Loans Company was launched in 2012, we were a true start up ourselves, with just a handful of people and a powerful vision for social change. Now, with more than 65 staff, over £350 million loans distributed and over 50,000 business ideas backed, that vision has become a reality. Our team lies at the heart of this success.

Why work for The Start Up Loans Company?

The Start Up Loans Company, a subsidiary of the British Business Bank, is a government-backed scheme that provides affordable finance and mentoring support to individuals wanting to start or grow a UK-based business.

As our own business develops and expands, we are always on the look out for like-minded individuals who share our passion for supporting the creation of strong, sustainable British businesses.

We pride ourselves on offering a talented team, a powerful social mission and strong company values, all of which contribute to a dynamic and enjoyable working culture. Most importantly, we work hard to support our staff – our most valuable asset – in developing their careers and pursuing new growth opportunities.


Benefits of working for the Start Up Loans Company


30 days annual leave plus the usual public and bank holidays


Life assurance (4x basic salary)


Enhanced parental leave entitlements


Childcare vouchers – provided on a salary sacrifice basis


Defined contribution pension scheme. Employer contributions are 15% of your basic salary subject to you providing the minimum employee contribution of 3% (8% and 2% for band 7 roles). The employee pension scheme contribution is provided on a salary sacrifice basis.

Non contractual benefits


Performance related pay (bonus)


Flexible working

Culture benefits


Time off to volunteer


Monthly ‘Business Update’ from the CEO and Senior Management


Regular company-wide conference


Colleague Forum to give employees a voice and involvement in shaping our culture

Our company values

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We harness our talent to help UK smaller businesses to get the funding they need to start, grow and prosper. We are proud of our brands and passionate in the design and delivery of products and solutions that make finance markets work better.

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Connecting teams across the group and collaborating with Government, chosen partners, customers and our wider network to deliver funding, support and improve financial markets for smaller businesses

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We respond with flexibility and agility to drive the development of solutions that challenge our way of thinking and improve our ability to positively impact financial markets

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We have a shared sense of purpose, openness and integrity in serving our market, stakeholders and colleagues

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We are a diverse community where talent is recognised and nurtured, and colleagues feel empowered to be proactive in their own development

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Commercially Responsible

Exercising good commercial judgement, we work responsibly with taxpayer resources to deliver economic and social benefit

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