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News Archive

Premaitha Health brings in £3m

Tuesday 2 October 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Venture Capital.   Read more...
 

ResponseTap focuses on European and US expansion with senior appointment

Thursday 27 September 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Mezzanine.   Read more...
 

Further international growth for Texere Publishing

Thursday 9 August 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Venture Capital.   Read more...
 

Turner to lead product team at ResponseTap

Tuesday 24 July 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Mezzanine.   Read more...
 

Arvia Technology Buoyed by China Deal

Thursday 19 July 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental   Read more...
 

Professor Chris Sutcliffe awarded prestigious Royal Academy Silver Medal

Monday 16 July 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Venture Capital.   Read more...
 

New state of the art mobile MRI scanner makes imaging easy for medical practitioners

Monday 9 July 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Biomedical.   Read more...
 

Zilico Announces $19M from New Investments

Wednesday 7 February 2018
Portfolio News from The North West Fund for Biomedical.   Read more...
 

Investing in the future of North West business

Monday 26 June 2017
The North West Fund Investment Showcase   Read more...
 
 

£400m Fund launches for Northern SMEs

Wednesday 22 February 2017
News Article 22nd February 2017   Read more...
 

EnXray Raises $1 Million to Fund Commercial Expansion

Wednesday 19 October 2016
Press Release 19th October 2016   Read more...
 
 

Investment helps expand biometric security business

Wednesday 28 September 2016
Press Release 28th September 2016   Read more...
 
 

The North West Fund hits the £150m mark

Thursday 19 May 2016
Another milestone for The North West Fund   Read more...
 
 
 

TV opportunity for businesses

Thursday 17 March 2016
Promo   Read more...
 
 

Liverpool business looking at international expansion

Wednesday 17 February 2016
MIA winner of the month....   Read more...
 

3D print company set for further growth with £300k backing

Tuesday 9 February 2016
Portfolio progress story   Read more...
 
 

£4.8m left to invest in Merseyside

Tuesday 26 January 2016
6 months left to invest into Merseyside   Read more...
 
 

LiftUpp on the rise following £425k investment

Wednesday 16 December 2015
Deal release   Read more...
 

The North West Fund hits £50m milestone in Merseyside

Thursday 3 December 2015
£50m invested into the Liverpool City Region...   Read more...
 

The North West Fund exceeds another milestone

Friday 23 October 2015
The North West Fund invests over £20m in first 9 months of 2015   Read more...
 

Evgen Pharma plc – shares commence trading

Wednesday 21 October 2015
Portfolio company admitted to AIM on the stock market   Read more...
 
 

Growth in the use of acoustic technology makes SewerBatt ™ a sound investment

Wednesday 30 September 2015
Follow on funding made into Energy and Environmental portfolio company   Read more...
 

Loans Plus fund hits eight-figure lending milestone

Sunday 20 September 2015
Another milestone reached by The North West Fund   Read more...
 

CPD Provider The Webinar Vet receives £300,000 equity funding from The North West Fund

Thursday 10 September 2015
The online veterinary CPD provider, The Webinar Vet, has received a £300,000 venture capital investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative   Read more...
 

Beatroot Music receives £250,000 equity funding from the North West Fund

Sunday 6 September 2015
Beatroot Music Ltd, a Big-Data Music Technology platform based in South Manchester, has received £250,000 venture capital investment from the North West Fund for Digital and Creative   Read more...
 

Established Merseyside medical systems company expands with £250,000 loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus

Thursday 27 August 2015
An international medical systems integrator based in Birkenhead is expanding thanks to a £250,000 loan from The North West Fund for Loans Plus managed by FW Capital.   Read more...
 

INSPIRE Newsletter July-Sept 2015

Tuesday 28 July 2015
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 

Liverpool data science firm helps to save lives in Nepal

Friday 24 July 2015
Portfolio progress story   Read more...
 

The North West Fund hits £125m milestone

Thursday 23 July 2015
Another milestone reached by The North West Fund   Read more...
 
 

The North West Fund for Micro Loans hits £1m milestone

Wednesday 17 June 2015
Press Release 17th June 2015   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Redag off to flying start with major R&D deal

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Press Release 20th May 2015   Read more...
 
 
 

INSPIRE Newsletter April - June 2015

Tuesday 28 April 2015
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 
 
 

Investment helps business launch new manufacturing facility

Thursday 2 April 2015
Press Release 7th April 2015   Read more...
 

Former sales manager buys medical supplies firm in £1.4m deal

Wednesday 1 April 2015
Press Release 1st April 2015   Read more...
 

Refrigerant gas firm appoints new Director as it gears up for growth

Wednesday 1 April 2015
Press Release 1st April 2015   Read more...
 
 

Software company set to expand internationally with funding

Thursday 26 March 2015
Press Release 26th March 2015   Read more...
 

Document Direct secures £400k funding for growth

Wednesday 25 March 2015
Press Release 25th March 2015   Read more...
 
 
 
 

Refrigerant gas firm set for global growth after £750k investment

Thursday 26 February 2015
Press Release 26th February 2015   Read more...
 
 

Leanvation claim January innovation award with revolutionary surgical gloves

Friday 13 February 2015
Press Release 13th February 2015   Read more...
 

The North West Fund for Biomedical reaches deal milestone

Thursday 5 February 2015
Press Release 5th February   Read more...
 
 
 

myday software creators secure a further £250,000

Tuesday 20 January 2015
Press Release 20th January 2015   Read more...
 
 

INSPIRE Newsletter Jan-March 2015

Thursday 8 January 2015
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 

Gloves off as firm prepares to do battle with multinationals in NHS market

Monday 22 December 2014
Press Release 22nd December 2014   Read more...
 
 

New business helps drive use of electrical vehicles in the North West

Wednesday 3 December 2014
Press Release 3rd December 2014   Read more...
 

Double success for The North West Fund for Biomedical at Bionow awards

Wednesday 3 December 2014
Press Release 3rd December 2014   Read more...
 

New brand and new premises for company behind ‘MANFLU’ products

Friday 28 November 2014
Press Release 28th November 2014   Read more...
 

Graham Ingham joins FW Capital’s Merseyside team

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Press Release 25th November 2014   Read more...
 

Datalaw boosted by backing from The North West Fund

Monday 24 November 2014
Press Release 24th November 2014   Read more...
 
 

Energising the Liverpool City Region through the North West Fund

Monday 10 November 2014
Could 350 Investment Partners support your business?   Read more...
 

North West firm’s new surgical gloves help aid teams tackle Ebola

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Press Release 5th November 2014   Read more...
 

INSPIRE Newsletter October - December 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 
 

Redag secures multi-million funding for demerger

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Press Release 15th October 2014   Read more...
 

Break-through heating elements manufacturer secures £287,500 investment

Thursday 9 October 2014
Press Release 9th October 2014   Read more...
 

Life-saving stem cell technology received funding

Friday 26 September 2014
Press Release 26th September 2014   Read more...
 

The North West Fund passes £100 million milestone

Thursday 25 September 2014
Press Release 25th September 2014   Read more...
 

Liverpool Echo Business Growth and Funding Feature

Thursday 25 September 2014
Supplement paper 25th September 2014   Read more...
 

The North West Fund launches Micro Fund for investments of £25,000 to £50,000

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Press Release 23rd September 2014   Read more...
 
 
 

INSPIRE Newsletter July - September 2014

Wednesday 30 July 2014
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 

Liverpool City Region

Tuesday 29 July 2014
Momentum for growth - the sectors driving the economy   Read more...
 
 
 

Low emission technology for fleet vehicles receives boost

Friday 4 July 2014
Press Release 4th July 2014   Read more...
 
 
 
 

Winning Pitch receives £2.5m investment to enable further growth

Thursday 15 May 2014
Press Release 15th May 2014   Read more...
 

INSPIRE Newsletter April - June 2014

Tuesday 29 April 2014
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 

£150,000 investment leads to new jobs at GPS firm

Wednesday 23 April 2014
Press Release 23rd April 2014   Read more...
 
 

Anti-stretch mark technology receives £400,500 funding

Tuesday 8 April 2014
Press Release 16th April 2014   Read more...
 
 
 

Investment funds new international adventure for Millican

Wednesday 12 March 2014
Press Release 12th March 2014   Read more...
 
 

Fusion Implants wins funding for veterinary devices

Thursday 13 February 2014
Press Release 13th February 2014   Read more...
 

The North West Fund exceeds 50% investment mark

Tuesday 11 February 2014
The Fund has invested more than half of its allocated capital, having supported over 235 businesses with more than £79 million...   Read more...
 

INSPIRE Newsletter January - March 2014

Tuesday 28 January 2014
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE', where we will update you on the progress of The North West Fund and share news from our Inspiring Entrepreneurs...   Read more...
 
 
 

3D print firm in pioneering NHS project wins £860k backing

Monday 13 January 2014
Press Release 13th January 2014   Read more...
 

Stopford gets £1m boost from The North West Fund

Monday 23 December 2013
Press Release 23rd December 2013   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 

Newsletter October - December 2013

Tuesday 29 October 2013
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE'   Read more...
 
 
 

Fleet management consultancy on track for growth with £500k investment

Wednesday 9 October 2013
Press Release 9th October 2013   Read more...
 

£500,000 loan package helps Cumbrian confectionery company expand

Tuesday 8 October 2013
Press Release 8th October 2013   Read more...
 
 
 

‘Virtual headhunting’ big data firm secures £525k venture capital

Friday 27 September 2013
Press Release 27th September 2013   Read more...
 

Update from The North West Fund for Loans Plus

Tuesday 24 September 2013
Liverpool businesses benefit   Read more...
 
 

More than 200 businesses receive investment from The North West Fund

Thursday 8 August 2013
Press Release 8th August 2013   Read more...
 
 

Celebrity chef recruitment firm wins funding for growth

Wednesday 31 July 2013
Press Release 31st July 2013   Read more...
 

Newsletter July - September 2013

Monday 29 July 2013
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE'   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 

Lancashire entrepreneurs secure £750k for new venture

Thursday 4 July 2013
Press Release 4th July 2013   Read more...
 
 

Software training business secures £312k for growth

Thursday 20 June 2013
Press Release 20th June 2013   Read more...
 

£100,000 investment for microbiology company

Wednesday 19 June 2013
Press Release 19th June   Read more...
 
 

Former IFA boss secures £350k for new software business

Wednesday 29 May 2013
Press Release 29th May 2013   Read more...
 

New career opportunity for Chris as Fund creates 100th job

Thursday 23 May 2013
Press Release 23rd May 2013   Read more...
 
 
 

Digital commerce specialist secures £220k growth funding

Wednesday 24 April 2013
Press Release 24th April 2013   Read more...
 

Newsletter April - June 2013

Tuesday 23 April 2013
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE'   Read more...
 

The North West Fund hits the £50million mark

Tuesday 16 April 2013
Press Release 16th April 2013   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 

Troubleshooter’s system to boost business performance secures £500k investment

Thursday 21 February 2013
Press Release 22nd February 2013   Read more...
 
 
 

Digital agency set for growth after £500k investment

Thursday 7 February 2013
Press Release 7th February 2013   Read more...
 

Container lock firm secures £500k for international growth

Monday 4 February 2013
Press Release 4th February 2013   Read more...
 

The North West Fund invests £32million in 2012

Thursday 31 January 2013
Press Release 31st January 2013   Read more...
 
 

Newsletter January - March 2013

Monday 28 January 2013
Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter 'INSPIRE'   Read more...
 
 

The North West Fund for Biomedical passes £10m investment mark

Tuesday 15 January 2013
Press Release 15th January 2012   Read more...
 
 

New management team at The North West Fund

Friday 21 December 2012
Press Release 21st December 2012   Read more...
 

Handsome investment for The North West Fund for Biomedical

Friday 14 December 2012
Press Release 13th December 2012   Read more...
 
 

Sulforadex enters First-in-Man Clinical Trial

Wednesday 12 December 2012
Evgen update   Read more...
 

Funds join forces to support software to combat online child abuse

Friday 30 November 2012
Press Release 30th November 2012   Read more...
 
 
 

£410k follow-on investment by The North West Fund for Biomedical

Friday 23 November 2012
Press Release 23rd November 2012   Read more...
 
 
 

The future is bright for medical imaging company

Thursday 4 October 2012
Press Release 4th October 2012   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 

The North West Fund for Biomedical invests in drug discovery technology

Monday 24 September 2012
Press Release 24th September 2012   Read more...
 

EcoLogicLiving on target to double turnover to £3.6m

Monday 17 September 2012
Press Release 17th September 2012   Read more...
 
 

Explosive growth at Castlerock after funding from The North West Fund

Monday 3 September 2012
Press Release 3rd September 2012   Read more...
 

Summer 2012 Newsletter

Wednesday 29 August 2012
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter for Summer 2012   Read more...
 

SenseLogix secures £1million series B funding

Wednesday 29 August 2012
Press Release 30th August 2012   Read more...
 
 
 

Energy business is The North West Fund’s 100th investment

Friday 27 July 2012
Press Release 27th July 2012   Read more...
 

The North West Fund

Friday 13 July 2012
A statement from The North West Fund   Read more...
 
 
 

The North West Fund hosts the region’s emerging entrepreneurs

Friday 29 June 2012
Press Release 29th June 2012   Read more...
 
 

£985,000 investment in cervical cancer diagnostics device

Tuesday 19 June 2012
Press Release 19th June 2012   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 
 

FW Capital’s loans in the North West top the £6.5 million mark

Thursday 24 May 2012
Press Release 24th May 2012   Read more...
 
 

Minister backs The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

Tuesday 22 May 2012
Press Release 21st May 2012   Read more...
 
 
 
 
 

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Friday 4 May 2012
Welcome to our quarterly newsletter for Spring 2012   Read more...
 
 

Rock solid growth from Rock Networks after receiving funding

Monday 30 April 2012
Press Release 30th April 2012   Read more...
 
 

Family business set to thrive with North West Fund investment

Wednesday 25 April 2012
Press Release 25th April 2012   Read more...
 

Record quarter for The North West Fund

Thursday 19 April 2012
Press Release 19th April 2012   Read more...
 

SPARK Impact announces first follow-on investment achieved

Thursday 19 April 2012
Press Release 19th April 2012   Read more...
 

Internet tyre-fitting business secures £340,000 investment

Friday 13 April 2012
Press Release 13th April 2012   Read more...
 

YFM Equity Partners backs British furniture manufacturer

Thursday 12 April 2012
Press Release 12th April 2012   Read more...
 

"Why I'm backing management break-outs"

Tuesday 10 April 2012
Opinion Piece by Richard Young   Read more...
 
 
 

‘Manflu’ firm looks to healthy growth with fund’s backing

Tuesday 27 March 2012
Press Release 27th March 2012   Read more...
 

Light show entrepreneur secures venture fund backing

Monday 19 March 2012
Press Release 19th March 2012   Read more...
 
 

Law firm champions technology entrepreneurs

Thursday 8 March 2012
Press Release 8th March 2012   Read more...
 

FSB Quarterly Comment

Thursday 8 March 2012
The Federation of Small Businesses for Manchester and North Cheshire has published its latest newsletter   Read more...
 

Merseyside Economic Review

Tuesday 6 March 2012
Launched on 6th March 2012   Read more...
 

New investment for Castlerock Recruitment Group

Monday 27 February 2012
Press Release 27th February 2012   Read more...
 

The North West Fund Partners with Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Thursday 23 February 2012
Press Release 23rd February 2012   Read more...
 

Imperative Energy builds on UK momentum with North West Fund investment

Monday 20 February 2012
Press Release 20th February 2012   Read more...
 
 

MEN Business Breakfast Video

Tuesday 14 February 2012
If you missed The North West Fund's 'Equity Aversion' roundtable in the MEN Business Week you can watch the highlights here...   Read more...
 

BBC Radio Manchester's Business Programme

Tuesday 14 February 2012
Andy Leach, CEO North West Business Finance speaks to Steve Saul from BBC Manchester Business...   Read more...
 

Innovative Liverpool IT business secures VC investment

Thursday 9 February 2012
Press Release 9th February 2012   Read more...
 

The North West Fund appear on ITV

Friday 27 January 2012
Andy Leach, CEO North West Business Finance speaks to Adam McClean from Granada New's Party People programme...   Read more...
 

Newsletter 2

Thursday 26 January 2012
Welcome to our second newsletter   Read more...
 

Hammerkit set to create new jobs in Liverpool after €1.25m investment

Thursday 19 January 2012
Press Release 19th January 2012   Read more...
 

Venture fund backs “first-to-market” B2B development company

Thursday 19 January 2012
Press Release 19th January 2012   Read more...
 

Big smiles as Evodental secures equity finance

Thursday 12 January 2012
Press Release 12th January 2012   Read more...
 
 

SPARK Impact’s Pathfinder investments enter double figures

Monday 9 January 2012
Press Release 9th January 2012   Read more...
 

£1.75M investment for Manchester University spin-out

Thursday 5 January 2012
Press Release 5th January 2012   Read more...
 

Pioneering claims business wins backing from The North West Fund

Thursday 22 December 2011
Press Release 22nd December 2011   Read more...
 

Merry Christmas from The North West Fund

Wednesday 21 December 2011
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!   Read more...
 

Minister’s visit aimed at encouraging exports

Tuesday 13 December 2011
A GOVERNMENT minister has launched a drive to try to encourage North West businesses to increase their exports.   Read more...
 
 

North West Fund for Biomedical invests in world first for urology products

Wednesday 16 November 2011
Press Release 16th November 2011   Read more...
 
 

Venture Capital Investment in global tea and cofee exchange limited

Tuesday 20 September 2011
The North West Fund for Venture Capital invests in global tea and coffee exchange limited   Read more...
 

Merseyside Pharmaceutical Firm secures Series A investment package

Thursday 15 September 2011
Evgen limited has secured its first significant venture capital investment   Read more...
 

North West Fund 4 Digital & Creative announces its third investment: Azullo Limited

Tuesday 30 August 2011
The North West Fund 4 Digital & Creative, managed by AXM Venture Capital Limited, has joined private investor Joel Rosenblatt in forming a syndicate to back Lancaster-based Azullo Limited, for a minority equity stake.   Read more...
 
 

The North West Fund for Venture Capital invests in Blackburn security company

Monday 18 July 2011
The North West Fund for Venture Capital, managed by EV, has made a £320,000 investment in Lancashire-based 4i Security Limited, a pioneering automated software-based security company.   Read more...
 

AXM announces second investment by the North West Fund 4

Tuesday 5 July 2011
AXM Venture Capital Limited has invested £50,000 for a minority equity stake in Camiloo Limited, representing the second investment of the North West Fund 4 Digital & Creative.   Read more...
 

The North West Fund for Venture Capital completes first deal

Friday 11 February 2011
The North West Fund for Venture Capital managed by Enterprise Ventures Ltd has completed an investment of £100,000 in Manchester-based early stage Glamorous Travel, in return for an equity stake.   Read more...