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Whiterock Finance provided a record £17m of support to NI businesses in the past year

Whiterock Finance has announced today that it provided a record £17m in investment to 23 SMEs from across Northern Ireland during 2021. The loans have been provided through two funds managed by Whiterock Finance, the Growth Loan Fund II and Growth Finance Fund, both of which are part of Invest Northern Ireland’s Access to Finance […]

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Local Sports Kit Provider Scores £100k Investment For ROI Expansion

Club Sport NI Ltd, a sports kit provider, has secured a £100k loan through Whiterock Finance’s Growth Loan Fund II to expand its business across Ireland. The company provides sports kit and off-field products from global brands for sports clubs throughout Ireland. Its primary market is football clubs at all levels of the game who […]

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Manufacturer RE-KKUR targeting growth in new markets following investment

Fermanagh-based manufacturer RE-KKUR is targeting growth in new markets in 2022 after investing significantly in expanding its product range and upgrading its facilities to enable the recycling of raw polymer materials on site. First established in 2012, the plastic fabrication company has developed the capability to recycle a wide range of waste polymers which are […]

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Why bother with a broker…??

Since starting my role at Whiterock Finance, I have caught up with many contacts and often as I have gone on to explain what my new role entails, I can sense the unasked question from many… why would a client pay me to find the debt when they could just find it themselves…? Historically banks […]

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Inflation and the Tooth Fairy

Anticipation of the imminent arrival of the Tooth Fairy has created much excitement in our house of late.  Having managed to negotiate a £2 coin for the first tooth and £1 coins for each subsequent tooth, I appear to have successfully deflected the suggestion of paper money (for now).  Whilst there is every chance the […]

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Whiterock Finance Deliver Funding For Pivotal Expansion

Pivotal, a transactional management group head-quartered in Belfast, has secured a £2m funding boost from Whiterock’s Growth Finance Fund. Pivotal (formerly known as RMS Group Services) was established as a cash management business in 2005. The business has since expanded both its geographical presence and service offering across the UK and Ireland providing clients with […]

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Where do you stand on the ESG Dial?

June 2021 ESG is the internationally recognised acronym for ‘Environmental, Social & Governance’ standard.  It helps businesses calculate their impact on the Environment, quantify their Social footprint and measure their approach to Governance. Whilst ESG has been around for many years, the push to carbon net zero following ‘The Paris Agreement’ has put it on the radar of business […]

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Local Fitout Firm Secures £1.5m Funding Boost

UK and Ireland specialist contractor Pure Fitout has secured a £1.5m investment from Whiterock Finance’s Growth Finance Fund. The loan helped fund the launch of a new non-toxic fire-retardant treatment for timber and the creation of 20 specialist jobs, alongside furthering Pure Fit Out’s growth plans whilst it enters new markets. The Belfast-based company, which […]

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Creating the Perfect (Funding) Cocktail

June 2022 What funding options are available in the market?  What is the appropriate funding structure for my business? What information do lenders require when assessing funding applications? – just a few of the most commonly asked questions in my recent discussions with portfolio clients and local NI businesses. These discussions brought to light how […]

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Hole-in-One Funding Package

May 2021 In the words of Arnold Palmer, “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”  Such words exemplify how much the game of golf is underpinned by risk and reward.  A risk-reward hole presents the golfer with clear strategic options; a direct route to the green from the tee which requires a hazard to be […]

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Artisan Food Manufacturer Tom & Ollie Secures £300k From Growth Loan Fund

Local artisan food manufacturer and retailer Tom and Ollie has secured £300,000 of funding through Whiterock Finance’s Growth Loan Fund II to help grow its business. The investment has enabled the company to open a new production facility, expand its online presence and retail division and create nine new jobs. Belfast-based Tom and Ollie specialises […]

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How do Lenders assess Development Finance?

April 2021 In last week’s home-schooling tasks, Robyn was asked to build a bridge from junk art.  I was eager to project manage and tell her about the benefits of Development Finance and how to access it.  However, why wife told me the bridge building task is supposed to be fun. Anyhow, if Robyn had […]

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