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Startup Direct is a delivery partner of the Governments Start Up Loans Scheme that provides up to £25K in start up funding for entrepreneurs wanting to start a business.

Apply now for up to £25,000 in government-backed funding to help start or grow your business.


If you are successful in receiving the funding you will be matched with an experienced business mentor to help you on your journey for the first 12 months. You also receive access to our community, a chance to attend our regular workshops and networking events, and business discounts from over 30 of our partners.

The benefits

  • Funding with startup loans
  • Get up to £25,000 funding to launch your business at a low, affordable interest rate (6.2% APR) over 1-5 years
  • Business startup mentoring
  • Twelve months free expert startup mentoring in monthly sessions with an experienced local entrepreneur or business consultant
  • Workshops & Events
  • Access to exclusive workshops & networking events where you can learn everything you need to know to run your business
  • Workspace
  • We have exclusive deals with a number of co-working spaces
  • Business Discounts
  • Our partners supply a wide range of valuable startup discounts and business offers
  • Further types of funding for startups
  • We help you access further sources of funding
  • PR & Marketing
  • We try and generate as much free PR for our businesses as we can

Startup Direct

18-21 Corsham St


N1 6DR

0203 126 4957

further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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