Creative Growth Finance

Investment for creative businesses

From direct investment and loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

Creative England understands the needs of creative businesses. We know how difficult it is to access finance from traditional sources and that in order to take your business to the next stage, you need a cash injection to make your growth plans a reality.

Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund

The Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund, in partnership with Triodos Bank UK, is a £24 million fund providing vital scale up finance to the UK’s most promising creative businesses.

What we offer

  • Loans of £100,000 – £500,000
  • Interest rates from 7.5% – 15% based on risk
  • Flexible repayment periods (monthly, quarterly or annually)
  • Loan terms up to 4 years
  • 5% admin fee

Criteria

  • Your company must be registered in the United Kingdom
  • You must operate within the creative industries (by this we mean; Film, TV, Media, Immersive and Video Games, Advertising & Marketing, Digital & Creative Tech, Creative Software Solutions, Fashion, Architecture, Music, Publishing)
  • Your company needs to have been trading for at least two years, be post revenue with minimum annual revenues of £300,000
  • You must have at least one year of accounts filed at Companies House

In order to apply you will need:

  • A business plan (refer to the FAQs for details of what this should include)
  • An integrated finance model (more details about this in the FAQs
  • Management accounts
  • 6 months of bank statements

For further information on criteria, and the application process applicants must read our FAQs here.

We aim to process applications within 8 weeks.

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Meet the Team

Mehjabeen PatrickChief Financial Officer

Mehjabeen is Creative England’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the implementation and running of all operating functions across the company. With extensive experience as a Finance Director, Mehjabeen oversees all investment activity for the company and has a keen interest in growing its commercial activities and diversifying its income stream. Previously Mehjabeen worked as Director of Finance for United Nations Association and Stakeholder Forum.

mehjabeen.patrick@creativeengland.co.uk

Tim EvansHead of Investment

Tim oversees the investment activity at Creative England. As well as managing the debt and equity investment activity, Tim helps to build relationships with the partners and networks that help the businesses to thrive. Tim’s prior experience includes running his own production company, the management of Creative England’s equity fund and the programme management of the South West Innovation Network programmes. He is passionate about supporting companies beyond investment and enjoys supporting entrepreneurial talent to build and execute on their ideas.

tim.evans@creativeengland.co.uk

Kate AdamSenior Investment Manager

Kate is responsible for managing investment activity at Creative England. As well as holding responsibility for the delivery of investment, Kate oversees the management of Creative England’s equity portfolio. This follows managing the delivery of the Regional Growth Fund investment programme from 2014. Prior to working at Creative England Kate worked as a project manager in both the public and private sector.

kate.adam@creativeengland.co.uk

Mehjabeen is Creative England’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the implementation and running of all operating functions across the company. With extensive experience as a Finance Director, Mehjabeen oversees all investment activity for the company and has a keen interest in growing its commercial activities and diversifying its income stream. Previously Mehjabeen worked as Director of Finance for United Nations Association and Stakeholder Forum.

mehjabeen.patrick@creativeengland.co.uk

Tim oversees the investment activity at Creative England. As well as managing the debt and equity investment activity, Tim helps to build relationships with the partners and networks that help the businesses to thrive. Tim’s prior experience includes running his own production company, the management of Creative England’s equity fund and the programme management of the South West Innovation Network programmes. He is passionate about supporting companies beyond investment and enjoys supporting entrepreneurial talent to build and execute on their ideas.

tim.evans@creativeengland.co.uk

Kate is responsible for managing investment activity at Creative England. As well as holding responsibility for the delivery of investment, Kate oversees the management of Creative England’s equity portfolio. This follows managing the delivery of the Regional Growth Fund investment programme from 2014. Prior to working at Creative England Kate worked as a project manager in both the public and private sector.

kate.adam@creativeengland.co.uk

Jackie BoydInvestment Manager

Based in our Manchester office, Jackie is part of our investment team and manages our portfolio of tech and digital investments. Before joining Creative England, Jackie worked in the games sector at SCEE and ran investment funds within the creative sectors in the North East.

Jackie.Boyd@CreativeEngland.co.uk

Matt BrowningInvestment Manager

Matt is responsible for management of the equity portfolio, aiding the growth and development of the businesses we’ve supported. Matt also manages debt activity, assisting through the investment process as well as managing the recoupment. Matt previously worked in the private financial sector, where he was responsible for the reconciliation of client money and assets.

matt.browning@creativeengland.co.uk

Based in our Manchester office, Jackie is part of our investment team and manages our portfolio of tech and digital investments. Before joining Creative England, Jackie worked in the games sector at SCEE and ran investment funds within the creative sectors in the North East.

Jackie.Boyd@CreativeEngland.co.uk

Matt is responsible for management of the equity portfolio, aiding the growth and development of the businesses we’ve supported. Matt also manages debt activity, assisting through the investment process as well as managing the recoupment. Matt previously worked in the private financial sector, where he was responsible for the reconciliation of client money and assets.

matt.browning@creativeengland.co.uk

Get in touch

To learn more about our investment offer or how to invest with us please fill in our contact form.

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