Our History

We’re proud of our inclusive and rich heritage.

Our History

We’re proud of our inclusive and rich heritage.

Inclusive business loans with a rich heritage

We were established as First Enterprise Business Agency in 1989 in partnership with Nottingham City Council to encourage and support the local BME community into economic activity after the riots of the 80s.

By 1993, we broadened our support to the whole business community and became independent of the council. Since then, we’ve grown considerably and now work with a range of partners to support businesses across the East Midlands and South East Midlands.*

Today, we promote inclusive business and work with our funding partners to ensure everyone can access the business advice and finance they need for their business to succeed.

* We predominantly cover the East Midlands and South East Midlands but can support a number of businesses outside of this region.

Proud of our heritage

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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.

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Areas We Cover

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

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