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About British Business Investments

Smaller businesses are vital to the UK’s economy. They employ millions of people and are responsible for almost half of the private sector’s turnover.

At British Business Investments – part of the British Business Bank – our role is to make the finance available to these smaller businesses more diverse, more plentiful and easier to access. We do this while providing value for money for UK taxpayers.

Our objectives

  • Driving sustainable growth ensuring smaller businesses can access the right type of finance they need to start, survive and grow
  • Backing innovation ensuring innovative businesses can access the right capital to start and scale
  • Unlocking potential unlocking growth by ensuring entrepreneurs can access the finance they need regardless of where and who they are
  • Building the modern, green economy financing groundbreaking solutions to climate change and helping smaller businesses transition to net zero so they thrive in a green future

We don’t provide finance ourselves. Instead, we work with a number of delivery partners, whose investment programmes help to support businesses across a wide range of sectors, regions and stages of growth.

Although we’re owned by the Government, we’re managed independently. We choose investments based on gaps we see in the market, and we continually look for new ways, and new partners, to address the challenges that smaller businesses face.

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