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Start Up Loans across the UK

We've successfully supported thousands of individuals across the UK and distributed millions of pounds to help build British businesses.

Start Up Loans have had a transformative impact on the lives of thousands of individuals, our local communities and the nation as a whole.

Check out our latest lending statistics across the country. (FY 2012-2023)

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£62.4m

Amount lent to businesses in Scotland

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£14.5m

Amount lent to businesses in Northern Ireland

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5,636

Loans taken in the North East

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£9,375

Average loan amount taken in the Midlands

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£121.6m

Amount lent to businesses in the North West

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£110.4m

Amount lent to businesses in the South East

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9,057

Loans taken in the South West

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£46.2m

Amount lent to businesses in Wales

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21,614

Loans taken in London

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7,508

Loans taken in the East of England

​Start Up Loans’ guide to business resilience

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Inside you’ll find practical and actionable guidance for start-ups on what you can do to reduce costs, boost profitability, and increase the resilience of your business.

Other topics covered in the guide include:

  • financial planning and resilience
  • funding options and guidance
  • focusing on customers
  • energy use solutions
  • building your supply chain
  • making the best use of technology
  • recruiting and supporting staff
  • mental health and wellbeing.

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