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T: 01768 867118
E: [email protected]

Mardale Road
CA11 9EH

Providing finance and support to businesses across the North of England

Enterprise Answers provides a range of funding to businesses across the North, predominantly in Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Funding is available from £10,000 up to £200,000* for a variety of business needs including start-ups, expansions, equipment and premises.

Established in 2004, we are a local, independent organisation which is not bound by national policy with all lending decisions being made at our Penrith office. Our experience and knowledge of the unique characteristics of the regions we cover, means we understand the business community here and don’t conform to a “one size fits all” approach.

Enterprise Answers is a not-for-profit organisation; all returns on investment go back into the fund to be re-invested in local businesses.

We work closely with banks and other lenders. Sometimes this is because their customers don’t fit their criteria and they are referred to us to see if we can help, or to put together joint funding packages where one or both parties can’t commit the full amount. We also work with corporate finance advisors, accountants and other professionals to put together investments for their clients.

Please get in touch to see how we can be of help.

*subject to fund criteria

T: 01768 867118
E: [email protected]

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