Success Stories

At First Enterprise we really pride ourselves in helping businesses grow. Here are a few case studies of businesses that we have helped over the years.

Pentrich Brewing Co

Derbyshire Duo Expand Brewery Thanks to £150,000 Investment

Client Success

Derbyshire duo expand Pentrich Brewery in Ripley thanks to MEIF business loan investment.

Tuk In Foods

Leicester Food-to-Go Company ‘Tuks’ into £200k

Client Success

Tuk in Foods has launched a premium Indian ready meal range and online delivery service in collaboration with Michelin Starred…

Social distancing device

Entrepreneur Launches Social Distancing Device

Client Success

Lincolnshire-based technology company, Tended Ltd, has launched a new safety device to help staff socially distance following a £200,000 investment.


Five-figure Investment for Northants Business

Client Success

A Northamptonshire firm responsible for developing a pioneering device used in choking emergencies has secured a £70,000 investment.

Anthony Madigan

Comms Firm Propelled into International Markets

Client Success

Leicestershire-based communications firm Write the Talk has received £75,000 to support UK job creation with expansion plans into the Hong…


New Manufacturing Jobs Thanks to 50k Funding Boost

Client Success

Derbyshire-based software engineering company Devtank expands thanks to a six-figure funding boost from Enterprise Loans East Midlands.


Tended Protect to Launch in UK Market

Client Success

A potentially life-saving wearable device will soon be launched into the market by a Lincolnshire-based company.

Insomnia Coffee

Insomnia Coffee Wakes Up Coalville with New Café Opening

Client Success

When serial entrepreneurs Raj Aggarwal and his wife Sunita aspired to open their second Insomnia Coffee café in Coalville in…


International Expansion for Leicestershire Manufacturer

Client Success

Leicestershire-based Ventola Projects has a ‘bright’ future ahead of them with ambitious expansion plans into the U.S. market.

Waterloo Cottage Farm

Childhood Friends’ Glamping Dream Becomes Reality

Client Success

A mutual love of camping and the great outdoors saw childhood friends Lara Collis and Jenny Lyon launch their own…

Pudding Pantry

Pudding Pantry Nurturing City’s Sweet Tooth Thanks to Loan Funding

Client Success

Pudding Pantry opened its doors in Trinity Square in 2014 and has now expanded into the outside catering market, providing…

Skills4Stem team

Expansion for STEM Training Specialist

Client Success

Skills4Stem was established in March 2014 by founder Sarah Davis after she noticed a gap in the market for delivering…

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