Since 2004, BEF has been lending money to small businesses that need access to finance to thrive and grow. In the beginning, their social mission was to support businesses in Bradford, particularly set in deprived communities. 14 years later they’ve grown considerably, covering the wider region of Yorkshire and the North East but their core aims haven’t changed.
As a social enterprise, their goal is simple; to provide flexible finance to businesses in areas that need it most. They’re proudly part of the effort to support and grow the regional economies that make up the North of England and have developed a unique lending proposition for this to continue.
Download their Social Impact Report & Annual Statement 2018-2019 to digest the numbers, hear some stories of the businesses they’ve helped, and learn of their plans for the future.