Our Social Impact Report

In our social impact report we share some of the achievement and successes for the funds we deliver along with a few inspirational stories from the clients we have supported.

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans Social Impact Report 2022/23

“The UK economy has presented certain challenges for businesses in the past year, with an increase in the cost of living, escalating expenses for materials and equipment, and inflation driven by higher interest rates. In our efforts to help businesses overcome these obstacles, First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans has provided essential financial support to 324 businesses, including the establishment of 246 new start ups as well as the creation and safeguarding of 775 jobs, adding a substantial £52.2 million to the regional economy.” – Hassan Ahmed, Executive Chairman.

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First Enterprise Impact Report 2022/23.pdf

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans Social Impact Report 2021/22

“In the past two years, we’ve also been supporting businesses to survive the economic effects of the pandemic, deploying funds from the British Business Bank and Big Society Capital (along with its partners Social Investment Scotland and Unity Trust Bank) with the Government’s backing via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) and Recovery Loan Schemes (RLS). Since April 2021, we have lent nearly £8millon to underserved businesses, creating and safeguarding over 3,450 jobs.” – Hassan Ahmed, Executive Chairman.

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First Enterprise Impact Report 2021/22.pdf

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans Social Impact Report 2020/21

“There is no doubt that 2020/21 has been a real rollercoaster of a year for First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans (FE-EL) and the businesses we work with. Although the Covid pandemic forced some sectors to shut down for long periods others have managed to diversify and thrive. I am proud of our achievement in supporting the local economy and the deprived communities within it to create and safeguard jobs during these unprecedented times.” – Hassan Ahmed, Executive Chairman.

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First Enterprise Impact Report 2020/21.pdf

First Enterprise Impact Report 2021/22

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About us

About Us

At First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans we provide loans ranging from £500 to £250,000* to SMEs and social enterprises unable to borrow from traditional high street lenders.

Our History

Our History

We’re proud of our inclusive business loans and our rich heritage.

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Since we were established over 30 years ago, we have supported thousands of businesses across the East Midlands and South East Midlands.