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Belfast in top five for digital technology companies

  • Posted in: News
  • On: February 13, 2015

Belfast is one of five places with the most successful digital technology companies in the UK, according to a new government report. The other four are Manchester, Sheffield, inner London and south Wales. The report says the sector employs 32,000 people in Belfast. The top three specialist sectors were games development, publishing and software development,
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25 OF THE UK’S TOP ENTREPRENEURS THAT STARTED WITH LESS THAN £25K

  • Posted in: News
  • On: October 28, 2014

Sir Phillip Green has topped Britain’s first ever ‘Rags to RichList’, closely followed by Sports Direct baron Mike Ashley and Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson. The list released today by Start Up Loans was compiled by looking at British business people’s initial capital and what they are worth today. With just a £20,000 loan to start […]

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ENI Start Up Small Business Loan Recipients Shortlisted for Top UK Award

After an overwhelming number of entries and much deliberation, the Start Up Loans Company has just announced that two of the Semi-Finalists for the UK wide ‘Big Start Up Loans Competition’ are from Northern Ireland. One of the semi-finalists, Vikki Bustard opened the Plant and Play Wildlife Garden in Bangor, Co Down only 6 months […]

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Small Business Loans help Start Ups in Northern Ireland

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It’s almost a year now since Enterprise Northern Ireland (ENI) was approved as Delivery Partner for the Start Up Loans scheme in Northern Ireland and what a year it has been! Since October 2013, ENI Start Up Loans has helped 134 entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland start their business with loans in excess of £665,000. ENI Start Up Loans provides unsecured small business […]

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Big Start Up Loans Competition 2014

  • Posted in: News
  • On: July 28, 2014

The Start Up Loans Company has launched an exciting competition to find Start Up Loans recipients with amazing and inspiring stories. One lucky winner will be awarded £5,000 as well other fantastic prizes and invited to an exclusive awards ceremony at the  Lord Mayor’s office in London.  All you need to do to enter is […]

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Growth of 1.6% ‘shows Northern Ireland’s economy has turned corner

  • Posted in: News
  • On: April 10, 2014

A jump of 1.6% in Northern Ireland’s economic activity during the second half of 2013 is further evidence of robust recovery, it has been claimed. The good news was welcomed by economists – although they cautioned that Northern Ireland still has a long way to go. An important economic indicator has revealed that activity hit a level last […]

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New £3m Fund Hits The High Note With Loan to Music Start Up!

  • Posted in: News
  • On: April 2, 2014

A Belfast-based start-up that uses music to help schools develop entrepreneurial talent in their students has become one of the first local recipients of finance from a new national loan scheme for entrepreneurs. Enterprise Factor, founded by local businessman Chris Hughes, has devised a six-week training programme that offers students a chance to develop, market […]

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ENI Approved as Delivery Partner for Start-up Loans

  • Posted in: News
  • On: November 15, 2013

Enterprise Northern Ireland is delighted to announce that it has been approved as a Delivery Partner for the Start Up Loans scheme across Northern Ireland. The scheme provides unsecured loans of up to £10,000 to people who are starting a business or have started a business within the last 12 months.  As well as access […]

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