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Are you looking to expand rapidly, having achieved positive growth over the last 12 months?

Our SCALE UP partners could be able to help you.


Are you looking to expand rapidly, having achieved positive growth over the last 12 months?


Our SCALE UP partners could be able to help you.

Whether to hire more staff, take on new and bigger premises, or invest in equipment, early stage growth finance can make all the difference for businesses seeking to scale rapidly.


The British Business Bank makes it easier for businesses with high growth ambitions to find the early-stage finance they require by investing in a range of equity funds focused on UK businesses and supporting high growth loans.


Businesses looking for general working capital or debt capital to expand may wish to consider some of our STAY AHEAD partners.



The British Business Bank works with over 80 finance partners to unlock finance for smaller businesses. Find the right one to suit your needs.

The vast majority of our SCALE UP partners listed continue to make new loans and investments in businesses. The other partners we are still working with, but who are no longer making new investments from funds we support are: Catapult Ventures, Disruptive Capital Finance, the European Investment Fund, Hermes Investment Management, IQ Capital Partners, MMC Ventures and Seraphim Capital.


The process below selects our partners by their participation in British Business Bank’s programmes. They may also provide finance independently from those programmes – please check with each finance provider. As well as British Business Bank partners, there are many other alternatives in the market – the Business Finance Guide provides a guide to many of these options.

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