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About Us

Established in 2002, our business finance service provides alternative business finance options for growing businesses that have been unable to obtain funding through a mainstream lender.

We deliver a simple, fair and impartial service to our clients. Over the years we have grown and developed our finance offering and to date have lent over £91m and supported over 10,000 growing businesses across the UK through a variety of funds. We have the largest portfolio of products compared to any other alternative finance provider in the region, offering lending opportunities from £500 - £500k.

We also specialise in providing you access to a network of over 500 private investors, who are offering deals of up to £2m.

The Growth Company also offer a range of other services for business which you can access here.

Meet the team

Peter Treadwell

Peter Treadwell

Operations Director

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Chris Hutchison

Chris Hutchison

Head of Lending

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Gary Pennington

Gary Pennington

Head of Funding Development

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Richard Brailsford

Richard Brailsford

Head of Credit and Risk

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Partners

We work with a wide range of partners across Manchester and the wider North West. We are continuously developing our relationships with public and private sector partners to ensure our services are easily accessible in the marketplace. Find out more about out partners here.

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
British Business Bank
NatWest
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)