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. 13 years later they have 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 to provide flexible finance to businesses in areas that need it most. Consult their latest Social Impact Report & Annual Statement to digest the numbers, hear some stories of the businesses they have helped, and learn of their plans for the road ahead.