You’re strong already, but you could go further. What if you broke into that new market? Grew your team? Increased your capacity? That’s where we come in. From £35k to £1m, our finance can help you realise your business’s potential.

Industry experts

What you get.

Working with UKSE gives you more than just finance. Benefit from the support and knowledge of people who have been there before. We’ve worked with companies in your position and your area, so we know what it takes to get a business growing. Got a question? Just ask. Need an ear? We’ll listen.

We were set up in 1975 to help regenerate steel communities by investing in local businesses – businesses just like yours.

How we work.

At your level.

Off-the-shelf is off the table. All our investments are flexible, put together just for your business. Whatever you need.

Up your street.

We always work in steel communities, so we know them inside out. Our local teams are passionate about your area and your future.

Off your back.

We only buy minority stakes and we never try to run your company. After all, you know it better than anyone.

Finance products

Types of finance.

Be prepared

What you should do.

It’s good to get your ducks in a row before you bring us on board. Here are some quick tips.

  • Check your business plan’s strong
  • Get your accounts in order and your projections ready
  • Consider what type of funding you need
  • Decide exactly how you’d use our funding
  • Know your contingency plans

Check your eligibility.

Ready to get started? Great. The first step is to check your business is eligible to receive funding from UKSE. Don’t worry – it’ll only take a minute.

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Contact us

Want to talk it over?

We’re a friendly bunch. Give us a call or just say hello here and we’ll get right back to you with an answer.

North of England

01642 777 777

Yorkshire, Humberside & the Midlands

0800 915 1188

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