First Enterprise

Loans for your business

First Enterprise provides unsecured loans between £500 - £150,000 for start-ups and established businesses across the UK.

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How we can help your business grow and succeed

We are proud to provide government-backed business loans and support to entrepreneurs, SMEs, and social enterprises who are unable to borrow from traditional high street lenders.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest our profits into our loan fund to further support economic growth and job creation in the local communities we serve.

Business Loans

Business Loans

From £25,000 – £150,000

Raising business finance and continuing growth is key to keeping the cogs of any successful business turning. However, accessing business loans can be problematic if you are a new business, have missed a payment, or had difficulty accessing finance from traditional lenders.

We offer business loans to help entrepreneurs and business owners across the East Midlands, South East Midlands and West Midlands to flourish and grow.

As a Responsible Finance provider, we always put our clients’ needs first.

Start Up Loans

Start Up Loans

From £500 – £25,000

The Start Up Loans Company is a UK-wide, government-backed scheme that offers a repayable loan to individuals looking to start or grow a new business. In addition to providing finance, all start-up loan recipients are given access to a mentor, free training events, and exclusive business offers.

The loan is also unsecured so there is no need to put forward any assets or guarantors to support an application.

Business Support

Business Support

Nurturing Your Business

We have helped thousands of people to take their first step towards starting their own business. Our dedicated team offers a range of advice and support on funding your new business, financing business growth, and how to ensure its success and longevity.

We are committed to helping you at every stage in your business journey.

Our Social Impact


Business Loans Provided

We are proud to fill the funding gap for business owners unable to borrow from high street banks.

Businesses Supported

We offer a range of business loans support to help businesses thrive and grow.

Start Ups Created

We provide start-up loans ranging from £500 to £25,000 to help aspiring and new business owners who have been trading less than 3 years.

Jobs Created

We proudly reinvest our profits into our loan fund to support economic growth and job creation.

*Figures taken from 2011-present and updated quarterly.

Start Up Loan

£500 - £25,000

Start Up Loan is a personal loan available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.

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Business Loan

£25,001 - £150,000

We offer unsecured business loans for small and medium-sized businesses looking to start or grow a business in the UK.

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