Access to Finance

Are you looking to secure funding?


We offer a confidential and impartial Access to Finance service that can help you source the most suitable finance and practical support to ensure your business is investment ready. No matter what type of business you have, there’s no avoiding the fact that finance can be fundamental to success; and putting the right financial solutions in place can often mean the difference between success and failure for your business’s growth potential.

Our experienced and professional team of specialist advisers have vast financial experience and have a detailed knowledge of finance providers through their wide range of contacts and networks. The team understand that business finance needs to be tailored to the individual business.

Our service can help you navigate the numerous finance options available including; commercial funding (e.g. bank and asset finance), government-backed funding e.g. (Northern Powerhouse Investment Funds or business start-up loans) and alternative financial sources (e.g. crowdfunding or peer to peer lending).

Since 2016 we have helped secure almost £10m of finance for businesses. Our specialist advisers can:

  • Ensure your business is investment ready
  • Assess your financial position and funding requirements
  • Develop an effective business plan with financial information
  • Identify the right finance products for your business
  • Introduce you to suitable finance providers
  • Support you at meetings with lenders and investors

Featured case study

OverWater Marina

Rural Business Case Study: OverWater Marina


“The Skills & Growth Company were able to advise us and to help identify grant funding suitable for our project needs. Their advice and assistance was invaluable.”  Dr Janet Maughan, Director

With the support of the Skills & Growth Company, OverWater navigated through the planning system and accessed rural grant funding through the Cheshire Leader Programme to bring forward a new tourism project. More

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