COVID-19 ~ 18th March 2020

Whiterock Finance is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We are taking the appropriate measures in accordance with the latest Government advice. We have a robust business continuity plan so that we can continue to provide support to our customers with minimum disruption. Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and […]

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Cirdan Imaging receives £1.5M funding to boost R&D

Cirdan Imaging Ltd (Cirdan), a medical informatics and imaging technology company in Lisburn has received a £1.5m funding boost from the Growth Finance Fund, it was announced today.  Cirdan plans to create 50 new jobs over the next three years and has used the funding to facilitate its expansion plans with a move to a […]

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Neurovalens set for American debut with £750K funding from GFF

Belfast-based med-tech company Neurovalens has received £750,000 from the Growth Finance Fund.  The funding will support the launch of the company’s new Sleep product in the USA later this year. Finance for the £30m Growth Finance Fund has been provided by the British Business Bank, Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, Northern Ireland Local Government […]

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£2M of funding sourced for Harland & Wolff

Our Commercial Brokerage is pleased to announce the completion of a £2M asset backed facility for the newly acquired Harland & Wolff. WhiteRock Finance sourced and secured the funding offer within 2 weeks of the engagement. The business was in Administration for almost a year until InfraStrata PLC purchased the trade and assets in October […]

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Causeway Aero flying high after £500K investment from GFF

A Lisburn-based aerospace business has become the first company to receive funding from the £30m Growth Finance Fund.  Causeway Aero Group has received £500,000 to support working capital and plans to create 17 new jobs. Finance for the £30m Growth Finance Fund has been provided by the British Business Bank, Invest Northern Ireland and private […]

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Linenbundle.com secures £400K from GLF

A luxury bed linen company has secured a £400,000 investment from the Growth Loan Fund II to fund working capital and create four new jobs over the next 12 months. Finance for the £30m Growth Loan Fund II – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – is provided […]

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Funding from GLF takes CMI to the next level

Belfast-based IT services firm CMI has doubled its staff numbers to 50 and grown turnover to £5m, since receiving funding from the Growth Loan Fund in 2014. CMI, which was formed in 2009, designs and implements IT structures to SMEs and mid-market companies across England and Ireland. The company also provides IT support to users […]

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Why having the right Relationship Broker is important for Sourcing Finance

We visit and talk to lots of local business owners who often say they find it difficult to spend time on sourcing the most appropriate finance for their needs.  This can result in growth being stifled and projects delayed, or worse, the wrong form of finance burdening the future cash flows of the business. Relationship […]

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£30M Growth Loan Fund II launched

The loan fund will support SMEs in Northern Ireland with growth potential. Invest Northern Ireland has launched the Growth Loan Fund II, a £30m fund to support SMEs in Northern Ireland with growth potential.

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Growth Loan Fund hits £40M milestone

A fund set up to support the growth of Northern Ireland’s SMEs announced today that it has lent more than £40m to local businesses.

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Around Noon takes a bite of GLF investment

Newry-based Around Noon has secured a £750,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund to help the company become a leading manufacturer for food to go in the UK.

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The Boatyard Distillery serves up new vodka after GLF investment

The Boatyard Distillery has secured a £100,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund to increase production and fund working capital requirements. The investment will create six new jobs to support product development and help fulfil export contracts recently secured in Switzerland, Denmark and the USA.

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