Northern Powerhouse Funds

We understand what you need to succeed

Our expert team have supported thousands of companies across the UK through all investment stages.

  • We understand your needs – We have helped thousands of businesses to grow over more than 30 years
  • Experienced in all sectors – We have a team of specialists who have worked in various sectors all over the world
  • Local office network – Our local presence means we can provide support whenever you might need us.


Before you build the future, let’s talk about what investment you need today.

NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance

  • Must be located in Yorkshire or the Humber region
  • £100,000 – £750,000 available
  • Established and growing businesses
  • Ambitious, growth-orientated trading SMEs
  • An ambition to grow employment
  • Mercia will lend alongside mainstream finance – “helping to make deals happen”
  • Working capital and capital expenditure projects
  • One to five-year terms, typically three years

Apply for a loan from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance today .

Will Clark, MD of Venture - Mercia

NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance

  • Must be located in Yorkshire, the Humber or Tees Valley region
  • £50,000 – £2.0million available
  • Consider proof of concept and pre-revenue businesses
  • Ambitious entrepreneurs and established management teams
  • Innovative businesses with clear market pathway
  • Strong IP

Apply for equity investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance today.

Supportive investment for innovative companies 

Mercia is a specialist asset manager focused on supporting high-growth SMEs which we believe are often hidden in the UK’s regions. We provide venture, private equity and debt to help great management teams scale their businesses and our vision is to be the first choice for investees, fund investors and employees.

We are delighted to be an appointed fund manager for the British Business Bank’s Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund through our wholly owned managed-fund subsidiary companies.


NPIF Partners

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank

NPIF provides commercially focussed finance and is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the North West, Yorkshire, the Humber and Tees Valley.

The funds provides over £400m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the North of England.

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